Friday, May 31, 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Movie Review

Vera Farmiga & Millie Bobby Brown (r) star in Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Long Live the King

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: 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. Stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O'Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi.  Directed by Micheal Dougherty.

Strathairn promises, "This nightmare will finally be over." Technically Godzilla: King of the Monsters does end, but not before 132 minutes of abysmal acting, hard-to-see action sequences and a senseless story that showcases inane human drama over the supposed star attraction. As in 2014's Godzilla, the King of Monsters barely gets on screen, leaving us with the likes of Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown (as the world's oldest 12-year-old) and the dynamic duo of bad English (Watanabe & Ziyi, minus subtitles) + a myriad of nobodies (yes, that's the Verizon guy... say no more.) The final showdown is OK, but enough's enough.

Grade: D