My intentions with this review is to give zero spoilers, rather to share my experience watching this Michael Dougherty piece of film. Released today in Theaters and also available in 3D. Starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and many more.
The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces 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.
I’m not usually one writing a spoiler free review, but Godzilla: King of the Monsters deserves your attention. Why? Because at the time I wasn’t planning on checking this out like I did the 2014 movie GODZILLA, until after it’s physical media release. Even then I waited. However upon watching the first trailer and saw that my all time favorite, and Godzilla’s worst nemesis was in this film. My attention span was slightly interested, by the time I saw that Michael Dougherty was directing, I was sold.
For a film that’s two hours and twelve minutes long, it went by fast and not your average, “Is it over yet?” attitude. From the start of the film to the end, there’s enough going on that the slow burn effect wears off after I’d say the first thirty minutes. Mothra, my fiance’s favorite, has mentioned by her was so well done that Mothra was beautiful. King Ghidorah, was probably the first time I felt my child’s heart ease with joy as he awoke. My fiance asked me why he’s my favorite, I have just a few reasons besides the fact he has literally three heads. King Ghidorah has the ability to regenerate, and a very ancient Japan creature as the Dragon.
Both Tessa and I really enjoyed the role of Madison Russell, played by Stranger Things own Millie Bobby Brown. She portrayed courage and compassion, wanting to see the world and her family become happy, healthier. Millie’s character is the reason why most families struggle at first, then become stronger by realizing everything around them and how to tackle it head on. Dr. Emma Russell played by the very talented actress, Vera Farmiga. A mother being over protective, like a mother sometimes is. Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler) felt like he lost himself, but I liked how he seemed to have turned himself around when his daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) and Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) were in trouble, wanting to do anything to save what family he had left.
Going into the film you should know a few things, if you’re looking to see more of Godzilla which the 2014 movie didn’t show much. You’re in luck. Godzilla King of the Monsters doesn’t hold back on just a couple shots of the famous and known monster, especially if your fans of Mothra, Rodan or King Ghidorah. You will be in for stunningly beautiful visual effects that make each and every single monster as if their alive today. Michael Dougherty I believe knew what he was doing, and personally this is by far one of my favorite Godzilla films in years. A fun film for the fans of any Godzilla films. Since this is a new story, it doesn’t matter how you go into seeing this movie.
The soundtrack composed by Bear McCreary does a excellent if not decent job at tackling the atmosphere with the sounds of each specific intense and not so intense action scene. Bear brings out Godzilla in a spectacular way of getting pumped up while watching the battles, cherishing the atmosphere and more. And finally, it’s always cool to see how the art was made. The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters would help those fans of each monster design come to life and learn more about the film from the director himself.
If you think you’re not certain to go out and watch it, let Tessa and I say this, we had so much fun with this film. That we would love to see it again and this time, in 3D to really get a taste of the visuals and feel the action head on. We believe Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a must watch. And make sure to stay after the credits.