The movie Godzilla: King of Monsters seems to be a movie made just for making one. No story and no entertainment for the average viewer.
Rating of Godzilla movie: 2 stars
The sight of giant dinosaurs roaring amidst the high towers of New York was nothing but a wild imagination displayed on the screen and it was celebrated in the 90s with the release of Godzilla. Dinosaurs ruled our hearts and TV screens in the 90s but did it succeed in creating the same effect in the modern day VFX era? Godzilla: King of Monsters was released on May 13th and it was received with a lukewarm response. The review of Godzilla film was either brutal or bearable.
Gone are the days of Dinosaurs eating humans. Now Dinosaurs protect us from other giant beings. The first part of the series received some success at the box office and in the heart of the critics, but that was pure because of our nostalgic love for the species. The recent movie in the franchise fails to create any such impact.
Release date of Godzilla: King of Monsters -- 13 May 2019
The cast of Godzilla: King of Monsters -- Millie Bobby Brown, Charles Dance, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe.
The good about Godzilla movie
The visual effects are as real as it gets
Hollywood movies over the years have figured out a way to make their crazy imagination appear on the screen. Be it visual effects creating a scene that is impossible to create or vivid imagination. Godzilla has got the best of both. The giant creatures are very real and for a moment, it would be hard to distinguish between reality and fiction.
The cast of Godzilla keeps you hooked
It’s a movie about Godzilla which means the cast of the Godzilla movie has limited screentime but the cast will definitely impress you for whatever screentime they get. Be it Millie Bobby Brown or Kyle Chandler or Ken Watanabe.
The bad about Godzilla movie
Why does it exist?
The very question I had after stepping out of the theater was, what was the need for this movie? The answer is simple, continuing a franchise. Storywise, the movie doesn’t have much to offer which is painstakingly obvious in the second half of the movie, where the fighting scene drags on and on and on.
Again, it’s existence is long, very long
If you are not a big fan of VFX and plotholes, Godzilla: King of Monsters might bore you to death. The second half feels like just one final fight being delayed for an hour. They made the entire story to have a final showdown of Godzilla but it falls flat, courtesy its unnecessary long screentime. If I had to watch a sci-fi movie with no solid plot, I would rather pick a bad rated movie on Netflix.
Verdict: Only watch this movie for the 90s nostalgia and because you had nothing better to do. The ratings and critics are not impressed with it and you won’t be either.