No summer is complete without a monster movie that jeopardizes the human race, am I right?
In Godzilla: King of the Monsters the planet must face an epic battle against a plethora of mighty creatures including Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah (don’t worry, I didn’t know any of them before this movie either).
When it comes to a movie like Godzilla: King of the Monsters, you have to go into it expecting a certain cinematic experience. You don’t go for the plot – I mean, the entire movie is spoiled in its title. We definitely don’t go for the characters. We go for an action packed show down of CGI beasts. And if you go into Godzilla: King of the Monsters expecting that and that’s your cup of tea, then you’ll probably enjoy it.
The action sequences were a little choppy and hard to focus on but definitely featured sequences that were a huge feast for the eyes. The effects are spectacular and if seen in a larger theatrical format, the experience is immersive.
The only technical aspect I disliked was the loudness. Every seen was WAAAAAAY too noisy. I understand. They’re monsters. There are explosions. This is an action movie. But sheesh, do I have a headache.
As I mentioned, we never really go into these movies for the characters or plot. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is aware of this stereotype and unfortunately rolls ahead with it. Although there is little effort to make this story political, it is highly unoriginal. The characters are so disposable and forgettable.
It’s disappointing because I would love to see more depth. But then again, it makes you think, would those movies be successful?
For now, Godzilla will remain king.
Final Thoughts: If you’re into nonstop creature action, then Godzilla: King of the Monsters is for you. If not, this is one I’d wait until it comes on HBO.