GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (Theatrical Release USA 2019)


Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Godzilla: King of the Monsters
—violent conclusion—could be scary for children and a little on edge for some adults. This movie does not add anything to the Godzilla movies except the addition of more monsters to fight and more violence (which is mostly palatable). The animation of the monsters is great. The special effects are great. While the concept is good, something went amiss from the concept to the screen so that a check is needed in realism portrayal. The simple story still has ability to keep adult fans of the Godzilla series slightly interested despite the fact that presentation quality is less than could be expected. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


Godzilla battles several different monsters who are troubling earth. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Michael Dougherty for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, and Brian Rogers for making the film possible. Casting includes: 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. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. It’s a typical Godzilla movie that doesn’t re-invent the wheel…it just throws more monsters into the story. The audience needs to be terrific fans of Godzilla stories to engage this movie. For that audience, to be fair, it has more of the ‘scary’ factor than other Godzilla movies. 

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Ben Meyers

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