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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Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch 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.

Cast & Crew

Kyle Chandler
Dr. Mark Russell
Vera Farmiga
Dr. Emma Russell
Millie Bobby Brown
Madison Russell
Ken Watanabe
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Zhang Ziyi
Dr. Ilene Chen, Dr. Ling
Bradley Whitford
Dr. Rick Stanton
Sally Hawkins
Dr. Vivienne Graham
Aisha Hinds
Colonel Diane Foster
Zach Shields
Screenwriter
Alex Garcia
Producer
Zach Shields
Executive Producer
Barry H. Waldman
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Critic Reviews for Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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  • Dec 12, 2019
    All hell breaks loose in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a big budget monster movie. When a group of eco-terrorists free all of the creatures Monarch has neutralized, a wave of destruction heretofore unseen sweeps across the earth and it's up to Godzilla to restore order. The plot is pretty ridiculous and its politics couldn't be more heavy-handed. Still, the creature designs and special effects are extraordinary. And the monster fights are fun and exciting. It has its problem and goes off the rails a bit, but Godzilla: King of the Monsters is entertaining and delivers the carnage and destruction that it promises.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • 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.
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  • 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

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