Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)


“Sometimes… the only way to heal our wounds is to make peace with the demons who created them.” – Dr. Ishiro Serizawa

Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 Jul 2019)

Brief Synopsis – After numerous Titan creatures (monsters) are released by Eco-terrorists, the Monarch company must try and find a way to stop them.

My Take on it – This is a monster movie that has been built up over the past few years as they try to revitalize this series.

It manages to deliver exactly what people would expect from such a film yet fails to give us anything more than that.

The choice to spend more time and effort on the special effects than on the characters and story makes sense especially since most people will want to go to see this film to watch the monsters battle it out and wreck havoc on one another and on planet Earth.

The characters all seem pretty superficial despite the fact that a few of them actually have much more potential to be developed yet remain half baked.

Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga are both superb actors and despite not being action hero type actors, they are fine in the roles they are given here.

The story itself remains pretty undeveloped and stays simple since they decided to focus more on the battles themselves between the creatures than on a more cerebral or intelligent story line.

This has its benefits and problems yet still stays fun to watch because that is what is expected of these kind of films.

This movie has yet to make me lose faith in the series and I’m quite looking forward to the next big showdown planned for next Spring between Godzilla and Kong which hopefully will be quite epic.

Bottom Line – Monster movie that delivers exactly what it expects to deliver but nothing more. The special effects are great and it’s a lot of fun watching these creatures wreck havoc against one another.  The characters tho all seem quite superficial and none are developed well enough even though a few have wasted potential. Chandler and Farmiga are both great actors and play nice roles very different from the kind we are used to seeing them in. The story itself is also pretty underdeveloped and things are kept quite bland as they focus more on the battles between the creatures which once again is a good thing depending on what you are expecting from a film like this. I haven’t yet lost fauth in this series and look forward to the big showdown next year between Godzilla and Kong.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Mothra’s eye-spots on her wings were designed to resemble Godzilla’s eyes in order to create a connection between the two monsters. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)

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