Thursday, June 6, 2019
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
May 31, 2019
2 hr 12 mins
Michael Dougherty & Zac Shields
Disruption Entertainment, Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures, Toho Company Ltd., Legendary Entertainment
Warner Bros. Pictures
Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Ken Watanabe, Zhang Ziyi, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Bradley Whitford,
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Note: This review contains NO spoilers
Well, what can I say about this... Wow! I enjoyed every minute of it. Big monsters... Check! Mediocre storyline/plot... Eh, check! Amazing cinematography... Check! Godzilla... King of the monsters... Check! After credit scene (something to make you go, Hmmm!)... Check!
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I grew up watching the old Japanese Godzilla movies, and since then I have been a fan of big monster movies. Yes, some remakes/reboots weren't successful at it, but there has been some that were. Given that the storyline/drama in each one was not so well-developed... Eh, what did you expect?!? An award-winning masterpiece... C'mon! Ummm, no! This is a fantasy monster film... Ha! Most fans want to see those epic monster battles/fights in the most grandest way. And, that is what we got in this installment into the monsterverse. Well, I actually would like to see a more well-developed storyline/plot, especially if you're going to have all that amazing casting.
Despite the amazing casting, they were so under-utilized. I mean, yah, there was a little character development and drama, but that was it. Which sucks since this film had an amazing cast. Sure the lines were somewhat cheesy/cliché and the dialogue was stiff, but what did you expect?!? In the end, the cast gave a mediocre performance given what they had to work with. I would have loved to have seen more character development given the amazing talent in this film. Seriously... There is some amazing talent in this film. Moreover, I thought it was just okay.
So, yeah, Godzilla: King of the Monsters definitely delivered on the big monsters alright! And, it sure looks like there is more to come. So, don't expect a deep thought-provoking, life-changing film, because this is not what this is ⏤ even with some current events intertwined into the storyline. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a fun, action-filled film of epic proportions as fans watch epic battles among the titans that fans grew up watching from years ago. Just enjoy watching it. I did!