GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 hour 12 minutes Censor Rating : U/A

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS CAST & CREW
Production: Legendary Pictures Cast: Bradley Whitford, Charles Dance, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Sally Hawkins, Thomas Middleditch, Vera Farmiga Direction: Michael Dougherty Screenplay: Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields Story: Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields Music: Bear McCreary Cinematography: Lawrence Sher Editing: Bob Ducsay, Richard Pearson, Roger Barton

Godzilla, the monster who almost destroyed San Francisco in 2014 during its battle with MUTO, is recognized as one of the Titans. The Titans are legendary, to whom the world rightfully belongs. Through the film, we are introduced to a world that is still recovering from the after-effects of a monstrous battle that unfolded in the prequel, the 2014 film Godzilla.

Scientists Serizawa and Vivienne Graham, who belong to the Monarch organization, fight the Government to protect the benevolent Titans from extinction. Mark Russell and Emma Russell, ex-workers of Monarch who have lost their son Andrew are left with their daughter Madison Russell. The couple stands on opposite ends to do what’s better for this world whilst bearing the responsibility to protect their daughter.

The story starts immediately as we get to understand that Emma’s Orca, the machine that enables people to communicate with the Titans and control them, is high on demand and everyones noble fight to save humanity leads to the start of a mutiny not just among people but among Titans too.

Each and every legend and the monstrous, unbelievable and larger-than-life beliefs that are shown in the movie plays along with the stunning, ‘almost realistic’ monsters. The music plays a very important factor in the film and the sound effects surely set the storyline within a powerful dynasty of the Titans.

Monster Zero is everything a demon can be, Mothra stands a true wonder in the story by the way she looks. Apart from the Titans around and so many characters, each has a different tale in the plotline and still, our Godzilla overshadows everyone to become the true hero of the story.

Godzilla 2 stands out with its subtle and neat characterization of not only the human characters in it but also the Titans. The legendary stories told in the movie don’t take much time and serves its purpose to make the Titans who they are. The neatly rendered VFX, sound effects and background score surely add power to the well-paced plot.

Godzilla 2’s main problems lie with the fact that Monster Zero or Godzilla seem like exaggerated monsters until the end. The monsters seem to have a better character arc than the humans, but at some point, this becomes a disturbance. Godzilla sets itself as the King of Monsters not only among Titans but also among us. Had it been more descriptive in the beginning, we could have worshipped the King of Monsters far better.

Verdict: 'Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters' is a fairly engaging battle between monsters that is worth your time.

BEHINDWOODS REVIEW BOARD RATING

2.75
2.75 5 ( 2.75 / 5.0 )

PUBLIC REVIEW BOARD RATING

REVIEW RATING EXPLANATION

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (aka) Godzilla

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (aka) Godzilla is a English movie. Bradley Whitford, Charles Dance, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Sally Hawkins, Thomas Middleditch, Vera Farmiga are part of the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters (aka) Godzilla. The movie is directed by Michael Dougherty. Music is by Bear McCreary. Production by Legendary Pictures, cinematography by Lawrence Sher, editing by Bob Ducsay, Richard Pearson, Roger Barton.