Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) – Encore Review

The mass extinction we feared has already begun. And we are the cause. We are the infection. But like all living organisms, the earth unleashed a fever to fight this infection. Its original and rightful rulers, the Titans. They are part of the earth’s natural defense system. A way to protect the planet, to maintain its balance. But if governments are allowed to contain them, destroy them, or use them for war, the human infection will only continue to spread. And with our lifetime, our planet will perish, and so will we. Unless we restore balance” – Dr. Emma Russell

Number of Times Seen – Twice (28 Jul 2019 and 13 Apr 2021)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – The researchers at Monarch must try and find a way to control Godzilla ad use him to their advantage when numerous other Monsters are awoken and wreck havoc on the world.

My Take on it – Another fun addition to the MonsterVerse.

We are given more insight into how all of the events of the previous film affected the characters in deep emotional ways which adds another layer to the story.

The special effects are great and allow for us to watch the battles between all of these Titans in such a thrilling and realistic way.

Kyle Chandler and Vera Farminga are both great actors and not ones that one would expect in a monster/disaster film which adds another level of realism to the way that the story plays out.

None of the characters are developed on any level here and that is part of the flaws in the series as a whole since none of the films manage to really develop the characters because they all are cannon (Monster) fodder regardless.

The film’s driving point is obviously the big budget special effects battles between these various monsters and they definitely deliver because f the epic scale of the fights and destruction the whole way through.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – King Ghidorah was the antagonist in an early draft of the script in Godzilla (2014), having crashed in the Arctic during the last Ice Age and being kept frozen in the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Depository (a cover by MONARCH), before escaping and fighting Godzilla in San Francisco. He was removed by Gareth Edwards, who felt that Ghidorah (being extraterrestrial) did not fit the film’s “wrath of nature” theme, and to avoid similarities with the popular alien film Transformers (2007). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (upgrade from original review)


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