May 30, 2019

Godzilla : King of the Monsters is in theaters on May 31st, 2019.

Godzilla : King of the Monsters, the sequel of Gareth Edward’s 2014 and the 2nd installment of monster universe finally released. Lots of people get hyped when trailers are released. The trailer showed beautiful visuals and fans get excited because the trailer shows not only Godzilla but other famous monsters such as Mothra, Rodan, and King Gidorath.

And all the monsters and their sequences in the movie was great, spectacle and visually stunning. Compare to 2014 Godzilla, this movie shows fairly larger amount of Godzilla and other monsters. All the fight sequences between monsters were very spectacle with mass destructions. Probably lots of classic Godzilla fans will satisfy with those scenes. All those beloved old (since 1960s) monster characters recreated, redesigned in Hollywood and watching their fight with better CGI, and much bigger scale in big screen should be satisfy them. Yes director really carefully shot and worked on all the monster sequence and those were great but… that’s it.

Still you have to remember that the most part in the movie, story flows with human characters. Even though this sequel shows more sequences and screen time with monster, but still people (human characters) are the one who carries the movie (story). And honestly they were horrible and those human part in the movie was very boring. The way character speaks, their motivation, and all those build up are very predictable, emotionally lacking and I felt that characters are just following script so situation could build up to make monsters fight. There was no likeable, memorable human character at all.

It looks like director and screenwriter really cared about action sequences and monsters but not the human characters and overall story. Tone of movie is very different from the 2014 Godzilla which means less realistic and I felt I was more likely watching 1990s Power Ranger. (Maybe some people may like those old fashioned cheesy tone but I hated).

I was very disappointed with this movie because movie could’ve been so much better if they crafted better story with characters. Visually stunning and monsters were great but story, build up and characters were very bad.

Rating: 2 out of 5

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