Tell me, what comes to mind when you think of Godzilla? Is it destruction? Kaijus? Badass beasts duking it out while humans can only look on in dread? If you answered yes to these questions then you are in for a treat when you see Godzilla King of the Monsters!
Godzilla King of the Monsters is a sequel to 2014’s Godzilla and in the same universe as Kong: Skull Island! The world is now aware of the existence of ‘Titans’ which are creatures that slumbered for centuries under the Earth and are now waking up for some unknown reason. While various governments struggle with finding a violent solution to this issue, Dr. Emma Russell creates the Orca, which is a device that emits a sound frequency that Kaiju respond to and can potentially cause them to become docile. Unfortunately when the device falls into the wrong hands, a majority of these slumbering Titans wake up causing mass destruction. Godzilla rises to the occasion to prove he is the Alpha titan.
The film is aesthetically pleasing with all of the visual effects of each unique monster and the chaos they cause in civilized areas. Viewers cant help but get hyped at the roar of the beasts and to watch them fight is a spectacle to be sure. granted, this movie isn’t with out its flaws. The weakest aspect of the film are the humans and their half baked characters and sub plots.
However it is a hard balancing act because Godzilla King of the Monsters gave us a lot of sweet sweet Kaiju screen time but left the humans as a little more than an after thought which made things awkward. On the other hand, there isn’t a good other way they could have handled the point of view of the characters. If the film would have been solely on Godzilla or the other titans it would have been just primal scenes without dialogue so while the human element is a necessity, it is hard to fit them in without either taking away from the Kaijus so in this case I think the lackluster sub plots was understandable.
All in all Godzilla King of the Monsters is a great film to watch for the action aspect but do not come into the film expecting Oscar worthy performances or depth of any sort. Just turn off your brain and let your 7 year old self run wild with excitement!