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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 King 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.
Action Adventure Fantasy - This is a big, effects-heavy action film starring the famous monster
and various others. Only Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, and David
Strathairn return from the 2014 film to which this is a sequel, with
Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Kyle Chandler being the leads
this time around. Language and constant monster violence make the
film too intense for young kids though most parents would find this
to be safe enough for pre-teens and up.
Millie Bobby Brown TV'S - INTRUDERS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND Vera Farmiga CAPTIVE STATE, THE FRONT RUNNER, THE COMMUTER Charles Dance UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS, UNDERWORLD AWAKENING Director: Michael Dougherty KRAMPUS, TRICK 'R TREAT
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average ...there are too many gaps in the cross-generational/cross-gender appeal for the movie to emerge as one of the 2019 summer movie season's big winners. Some will argue this is all set-up for next year's Kong/Godzilla rematch. After watching King of the Monsters, however, I sadly find myself less excited about that outing.
USA TodayFull Review Average ...while it delivers on the sheer brutal beauty of a beast-on-beast tussle, it's a colossal misstep in several ways, from ludicrous dialogue to thin characters to ridiculous plot turns. Godzilla demands a certain level of absurdity to be fun, but even this is a stretch.
NY PostFull Review Average ...there is endless exposition here, when all we want are monster fights. While we get a few very cool monster fights, there are simply not enough monster fights. Next time, please, more monster fights.
Slant MagazineFull Review Above Average The film's inability to decide whether Godzilla is a guardian angel or an uncaring, almost deist supreme being zaps the franchise of its captivating, humbling depiction of humans being insignificant compared to the powerful might of Earth's self-persevering whims.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 19 moviegoers:
TEENS: Six of the seven males LOVED this latest Godzilla. The remaining one enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it and one enjoyed Godzilla very much, as did the lone female.
ADULTS: One male loved it, two enjoyed it very much and one felt it was a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). As for the ladies, three loved it, one enjoyed it very much and one rated it "good/average."