GODZILLA KING OF MONSTERS
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 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.
Dr. Emma Russell:
Long live the king.
Move over Thanos, make way for
Godzilla, the titan that is the King of the Monsters. I’ll
get straight to the point. If you saw the most recent
Godzilla film, which amazingly is already 5 years ago, and
you liked it, well then this is a must see. This sequel is
at least as good as that one if not better plus amped up
to just about the max. I reviewed that Godzilla film and
came up with my little acronym MMD (as opposed to WMD),
Monsters of Mass Destruction. These guys and gals are
massive, mesmerizing, shocking, and scary. And with
today’s visual effects, they look about as real as you can
get. Bringing up the topic of effects, I must say that
you’ve got to give credit to the sound effects crew
because the sounds of this movie are as impactful as any
another aspect. This film is fun, edge of your seat
thrilling, and intense. It is a modern day classic at a
grand scale, literally.
Senator Williams: So you'd want to
make Godzilla our pet.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa:
No. We would be his.
So the film
takes place, conveniently enough, 5 years later after the
events of the first Godzilla film. The focus is placed on
a particular family that was heavily affected by said
events in San Francisco. The trauma has helped cause
certain motivations in that family which drives most of
the plot of this movie. During those 5 years, the Monarch
agency is established and they are at the center of the
world wide debate as to what to do about these monsters.
Senators, we believe that these - "Titans"
- are just the tip of the iceberg.
Which of these Titans are here to protect us?...
And which of these Titans are here to
I will admit, even though I saw
several of these classic Godzilla films as a kid, I’m not
well versed in Godzilla mythology. I know enough though to
realize that this film is rich with it. The real stars of
this show, besides the obvious King, Godzilla, are the
well known beasts such as Mothra, Rodan, and the most
intimidating Ghidorah. Yikes! By the way, it is this
reviewer’s opinion that in the world of monsters, Godzilla
is pretty good looking. Maybe it’s because he’s the good
guy. Mothra, though, is just flat out beautiful. As for
the rest of the cast that is human, we get Ken Watanabe
and Sally Hawkins again imparting their Godzilla fandom
and overall wisdom, plus the addition of such talents as
Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Ziyi Zhang, Charles Dance,
and a strong performance by Millie Bobby Brown just to
name a few. Director Michael Dougherty did a good job
keeping this cult classic character true to form in this
film. I believe fans will not be disappointed. It is
becoming more evident lately that titans rule, but
Godzilla is king . . . long live the king.
Review By Cine Marcos
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