Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters delivers spectacular kaiju action -- and reaffirms that cutting-edge effects are still no substitute for a good story.



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Verified Ratings: 25,191
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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.


Vera Farmiga
as Dr. Emma Russell
Ken Watanabe
as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Sally Hawkins
as Dr. Vivienne Graham
Kyle Chandler
as Mark Russell
Millie Bobby Brown
as Madison Russell
Bradley Whitford
as Dr. Stanton
David Strathairn
as Admiral William Stenz
Thomas Middleditch
as Sam Coleman
Charles Dance
as Alan Jonah
O'Shea Jackson, Jr.
as Chief Warrant Officer Barnes
Ziyi Zhang
as Dr. Chen
Randy Havens
as Dr. Tim Mancini
Anthony Ramos
as Staff Sergeant Martinez
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Audience Reviews for Godzilla: King of the Monsters

  • Jul 15, 2019
    It's dumb. Really dumb. And I don't mean "Oh it's a big, noisy action movie and it doesn't engage you very much mentally so that means it's stupid", I'm talking like, the rules contained within just this movie are frequently broken, and a big chunk of the ideas make no sense by the end. Dumb. But I still had a pretty good time with King of the Monsters (kind of a weird title to give Godzilla when the tagline for the sequel is "God VS King", and Godzilla is not the king in that matchup, but I digress). The quality of the CGI varies drastically, but when it's good, it's just enough to get me over the line to enjoying it to the point I can give the movie a positive review.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 05, 2019
    I love Godzilla movies. The Japanese original is one of the greatest movies ever made, the rest are consistently at least entertaining. This one, yeah, it's fun. It's not great, but it's Godzilla, and it's fun. They go much bigger with the number of fan monsters, and I enjoyed that, and even throw in some new ones. There isn't anything cinematically notable like there was in the last American film this time around though. That one had such a sense of scale to it, and this one it's really just a monster movie. But as far as monster movies go, it's a pretty good one. I wish there was more light during the monster fights, and for that matter I just wish there were more monster fights (despite what people are saying I don't think this is the non-stop monster brawl that's been advertised), but for what we got I enjoyed it. Look, I'm a simple man, you give me two giant creatures punching each other, I'm happy. This movie did that.
    Michael M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2019
    This is a one concept plotline and on that front it fails. When it comes to action and special effects, this film delivers. This film is still better than Transformers for example, the action does serve a purpose to the overall storyline. I was slightly lost on why they chose this character storyline, an odd choice and one that doesn't deliver. I liked the film, but the mythology was growing tiresome towards the end. There was a better film here, one that deserved the five year gap. 16/06/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2019
    Godzilla: King of Monsters was definitely a "Meh" outing. The only fun bit was watching the CGI monsters in action. The story telling was not compelling and suffered from poor pacing. Could have been better.
    Chrisanne C Super Reviewer

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