Godzilla: King of Monsters was pretty much exactly what I wanted it to be, a vicious cage match between two alpha beasts. Sure, the story was mediocre, but the titanic CGI brawl was the main attraction and it did not disappoint.
Let me start with the story since that was the weakest part of the movie for me. I wasn’t too impressed with it. The actors were OK for the most part but some of the dialogues had me rolling my eyes a bit. I mean the decisions and logic made by that Dr. Emma Russell were wild. Almost everything could have been avoided had she just listened to her daughter. I know they needed an excuse to bring out the titans, but man, that was a poor point in the movie for me. All that bloodshed because she couldn’t get over her son’s death. Not to mention that the typical American military troupe of them having a new bomb and dropping it on Godzilla, which was also a dumb move on their bad. This movie was filled with a lot of dumb decisions that could be avoided. Only Madison Russell made a smart move in this movie.
There were times where I laughed but I really didn’t care too much for the story. I just wanted to see some damm monsters brutally murder each other. And that I got. The main focus in Godzilla: King of the Monsters was Godzilla, Ghidorah, Rodan, and Mothra. Aside from Mothra, who in my opinion had little limelight in the movie, Godzilla and Ghidorah were the main stars of the movie. I really like how the handled Ghidorah, the moment he came on screen, he was menacing. Godzilla didn’t have that menacing moment that I was hoping to see, but they made him more benevolent in his behavior, especially near the end so I was happy with that. Rodan was a surprise too, his aerial moments with those jest were pretty dope. Mothra was the only one I didn’t care for much. Her scene was beautiful but she didn’t play much of a role aside from showing up in the last fight. She felt forced to be honest.
I will admit, I did enjoy the back lore for the monsters and how Ghidorah was, in fact, an invading alien from outer space. Maybe that’s something already established in the monster’s origin lore, but that’s news to me. Which means, they’ve laid the groundwork for sequels to come. The CGI was pretty amazing in my opinion. The monsters were very detailed and larger than life on screen. And the best part was that they’re on screen at least 75% of the time. As for the humans’ actors, I didn’t feel anything for them. Seriously, they felt more like annoyance if anything.
Heck, even when Dr. Ishiro Serizawa sacrificed himself to save Godzilla, I didn’t care much for it. Trust me, I’m not evil, I just only cared for the fights. I knew what I was getting myself into. Funny enough, I actually cared a bit more in the previous movie than I did here. None of the characters actually stood out, even the villain, who’s motivate was as bizarre as the logic that went in this movie. If there’s one thing that did bug me a bit in Godzilla: King of Monsters, it was the fact that while the monsters where fighting and the humans were underneath them, they didn’t look terrified. In fact, their reaction actually nullified the tension and made them less scary, if that’s even possible.
In 3DX I was pretty cool too. I would definitely recommend watching in 3DX if you have the option for it. If you’re going to see Godzilla for the plot then you’re going to be a bit disappointed, however, if you are like me and just wanted to see a larger than life brawl between two Titans, then you’d be in the right place.