- Origin: 17/25
- Story: 5/25
- Camera/SFX: 23/25
- Performance: 8/25
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.
- Rated: PG-13 (Monster violence and destruction)
- Genre: Action, Adventure and Science Fiction
- Directed by: Michael Dougherty
- Written by: Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields
- Release date: 31st May, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 131 minutes
- Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
|Kyle Chandler||Mark Russell|
|Vera Farmiga||Dr. Emma Russell|
|Millie Bobby Brown||Madison Russell|
|Ken Watanabe||Dr. Ishiro Serizawa|
|Ziyi Zhang||Dr. Ilene Chen and Dr. Ling|
|Bradley Whitford||Dr. Rick Stanton|
|Sally Hawkins||Dr. Vivienne Graham|
|Charles Dance||Jonah Alan|
I loved the mythological history to this film, it gave us a rich background into a confusing monster mash. I’m glad they have taken their time to explain the lore to people who may not know the MosnterVerse. However, for committed fans they really wanted to just get some monster action. The monsters themselves are detailed and well thought out, I’m glad they stuck to the comics and managed to make favourite characters look and act like they should. From what I could see, they kept any loop holes very small, apart from how monarch have managed to keep all the monsters under control for so long and how they seem to have no men guarding these bases. They missed the mark with a few continuity related things as well as making sense of some characters.
Like the previous Godzilla film, this movie failed to the fans enough screen time of Godzilla and the epic fights that happen. I do like how they include the lives of humans and the effect these monsters have, but the type of film isn’t about humans, people come to see it for the monsters. The story tried to explain lots of things in this film and I felt some scenes became really slow because of it.
The visuals were stunning, every explosion was dramatic and the monsters looked so realistic. The lighting was very well done and gave us some very tense scenes. Its a shame that most of the battles are ruined by the camera cutting to the people on the ground, you hardly see the action and only hear it. I was hoping that they were going to give the right balance like Kong: Skull Island did.
The casting was stupid. Firstly, who in their right mind thought Millie Bobby Brown would be a good character to film? No girl or boy her age would be doing the things she did, it was so unrealistic. Also, I felt no emotional connection to her or most of the characters, her screen time out weighted there star of the show (Godzilla). Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler had many pointless lines and seemed to have a solution to every problem even though they are only scientists. Most line delivery was cheesy and it took away from Godzillas awesomeness. Probably the best character was Ken Watanabe, who managed to do his death scene right.