Godzilla: King of the Monsters Full Movie Reviews

Full Movie Reviews

Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

Mindless Monster Mayhem

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/11/2019

Godzilla is a great summer blockbuster - that doesn't mean it's a great movie, but that it essentially fills that spot you've come to expect over the summer: it's big, it's loud, it's fun and, yes, it's dumb. It's the WWE with giant monsters instead of sweaty dudes, with humanity being the destructible environments around them. The actual human characters are given a cursory role to play but, come on, you're here because you want to see big monsters fight it out and that's pretty much what you get.

The film starts with a family losing a son (and young brother) during Godzilla's initial attack. This causes a big rift leading to Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) throwing herself into research for the secretive organization Monarch, hoping to understand the monsters - with her daughter, …

Indyfreak
Indyfreak
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

Godzilla 2 is cool but not king of the monsters.

Indyfreak - wrote on 06/06/2019

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS delivers spectacular kaiju action and mayhem, seemingly as an apology for the slow-burn reveal of the 2014 film. The ensemble cast seems aware that their gigantic CGI costars are the true draw of the film but they nevertheless take the proceedings as serious as need be. Ken Watanabe and Vera Farmiga especially have more gravitas than expected. The main plot where the monster agency Monarch and Godzilla race to thwart the awakening of other monstrous creatures is surprisingly gripping; there is a weird environmentalist angle that does sound nice but is negated by the villains. Yeah there's still human villains in this for some reason despite there already being a 500 ft three headed dragon. The cliffhanger ending is a treat for franchise fans. But it also …

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