Thursday, June 6, 2019

JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Release Date:
May 31, 2019
Run Time:
2 hr 12 mins

Directed by:
Michael Dougherty

Screenplay by:
Michael Dougherty & Zac Shields

Production Co.:
Disruption Entertainment, Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures, Toho Company Ltd., Legendary Entertainment

Distribution Co.:
Warner Bros. Pictures

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Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Ken Watanabe, Zhang Ziyi, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Bradley Whitford,

Plot Summary:
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.


*My Thoughts*

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!
🤔🤔🤔)... Ch... Check !

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!

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