Director : Michael Dougherty
Main Cast : Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins and Charles Dance
Genre : Sci-Fi/Adventure
Release Date : May 31, 2019 (Nigeria)
Awesome-o-Metre : 6.8/10
Revue of GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS
Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the story of the Russel Family Emma (Vera Farmiga) and Madison (Millie Bobby Brown), who are kidnapped by a former British colonel (Charles Dance) to assist him uncover the location of some mythical monsters that he intends to use to dominate the world.
I am sure we all know that Warner Brothers and Legendary pictures are building a “Monsterverse” which started with the first Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla; King of the Monsters is the third installment in the series and continues from the first Godzilla. Also, we all know that this monsterverse has nothing to offer but excessive CGI fest of monsters stomping and causing mayhem. With this in mind I waltzed to the cinema to see Godzilla: King Of The Monsters and I got exactly what I expected- a monster mayhem! It was amazing to see Mothra, Rodan, Ghidorah and Godzila met havoc laying waste to the world.
I have been a fan of Godzilla since I was about 3 when my folks got me a Godzilla T-shirt and seeing Godzilla again gave me a thrill. However, I must warn that if you aren’t a real fan, this installment won’t do much for you because even though there is a plot involving the Russel family, that plot is just there for the film to pretend that it had some emotion or human involvement in the film but the true direction of the film is the over the top monster battles.
However, even though I am a fan, I was a bit disappointed that the film was mostly shot in darkness in glum weather so sometimes it was hard to make out what was going on the screen. I guess the idea of shooting the film in bad weather is to raise an awareness for global warming…but who are they kidding? I am going to kick myself for saying this but Godzilla: King Of The Monsters suffered from a monster overload. Agreed that the film is about the over the top monsters but when there are too many of them, it starts to weigh on the film.
Godzilla; King of Monsters also faltered in its character development because I feel that Millie Bobby Brown, O’Shea Jackson Jr could have been more involved in the film but there wasn’t enough about them for us to be invested in so it was difficult for us as an audience to relate with them. This still brings us back to the fact that the film wasn’t about the humans but the monsters…
While we await the arrival of the Kong Vs Godzilla showdown, us monster groupies and nerds have Godzilla; King of Monsters to satisfy our monster cravings. Let me know what you think in the comment section below or on my Twitter and Facebook.
Have a great weekend!