Godzilla: King of the Monsters ★★★★
Here’s one from the vault, I am super excited for next years (hopefully) Godzilla vs Kong… So I thought I would let you guys know what I thought of the last installment on this ever growing franchise…
Godzilla King of the Monsters , lives up to the name this is what we wanted in 2014 with the release of Godzilla huge monster fights batshit crazy and amazing visuals. The film centers around the titans being woken up to reset the natural order and Godzilla living up to his name, strapping on his big boy shoes and fucking up anyone that comes into contact with him. When you go into this film do not expect an Oscar baited film if you do go home as you wont enjoy this at all.
The film is great a huge spectacle with some of the best fights like this put screen the hydra is horrifying the scale of these creatures are massive, it is a feast for the eyes, the cinematography of this film is amazing, the wide angle shots, almost like a double page spread in a comic book are epic capturing the wonder and terror of watching these things come to blows. The human cast is great Ken Wantanbe once again giving us the cool old man vibes I would watch anything with that man is in and Kyle Chandlers super hero dad role is great as well given the human characters a strong focal point and of course the monsters they hold there own as well. As already mentioned the design and CGI of these beast are immense the scale of which is executed perfectly. One of the best parts of this film is when Godzilla goes full Dragon-Ball Z super saiyan and fucks up Ghidorah at the end of the film. The mythos as well built up is great giving background to the monsters and really going balls to the wall in terms of the history and connected universe that Warner are trying to build around there big monster franchise.
A few things I thought fell flat were that of Charles Dances character he is there for no reason then to have a old man baddie as we have and old man goodie in Ken, he is given context but that context does not add or even get built upon really until the wasted post credit scene. Sally Hawkins is killed in such a disrespectful way its like “did that just actually happen”. The film also plays off the fact that don’t want high end acting even though as I have said the cast is great there are a few lines from some characters that fall really flat or are cringe worthy.
The film however is a must see it has heart and emotion mixed in with that big popcorn spectral we all enjoy at this time of year i would highly recommend seeing this film on the biggest screen you have to best capture the scale of it all .
My Rating: ★★★★