Godzilla: King of the Monsters Review: Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler's movie is a king sized mess

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Review: Starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, this Michael Dougherty film is the combination of Michael Bay's Transformers franchise and Game of Thrones' Battle of Winterfell. You are given larger-than-life creatures and are left blind-sided, quite literally.
Millie Bobby Brown is amongst the redeeming factors of Godzilla: King of the Monsters.Millie Bobby Brown is amongst the redeeming factors of Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Director - Michael Dougherty
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Cast - Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Rating - 2/5

The problem that many had with Michael Bay's Transformers franchise was that it was all about how magnanimous the villain was along with the overly expensive action sequences. What it majorly lacked was a compelling narrative. Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters, unfortunately, falls into the same category. With a cast as terrific as the one in this monster film (Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown), the movie failed to capitalize on what could have been a new beginning for the Godzilla franchise. 

To keep you on the complicated loop about this jumbled storyline, we have Emma Russell, a member of Monarch, who is responsible for studying the species, known as Titans. Using the Ocra device, which can be heard by Titans, we see the birth of Mothra. However, Emma and her daughter are immediately kidnapped by Alan Jonah, an eco-terrorist, who wants to let the Titans free to savage humankind. Add in an ex-husband Mark, who will do anything to save his daughter. Ultimately, the film leaves us dazed and confused until the very climax which is the awaited battle between a resurrected Godzilla and King Ghidorah. Then, it gets even messier.

To give due credit, the cast did everything they could to add some semblance to the giant mess of characters, especially Millie, who was the redeeming factor for the movie. However, writers Max Borenstein, Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields failed miserably at adding depth to these characters. You actually don't care if they live or die, and that is extremely unnerving. So much thought was given on the "Rise of the Titans", that they completed negated all the other aspects of storytelling. Another saving grace was the music Bear McCreary, which deserved better direction. 

Godzilla: King of the Monsters almost felt like the Battle of Winterfell in Game of Thrones. In one, we couldn't see anything because it was too dark while in the other, way too much lighting almost left us blind-sided. The shoddy editing, to keep us on the edge of the seats, was a risky tactic which ultimately led to the doom of what could have been some crazy action sequences. By the time you realise which Titans are fighting each other, we are 10 minutes ahead. It almost feels like a rat race you want to run away from.

Seeing how the Godzilla franchise has been treated so far, things look extremely bleak for Godzilla vs. King, expected in 2020. Long live the King, they said. Long is how the audience will feel when they witness this king-sized mess.
 

Comments

What a crappy movie...

Pls don't spread fake reaction, movie is good.
Story also good just one point problem.
No spoilers.
Great visual, camera, all monster are great.
Also I like boss or king Ghidorah Monster 0.. it's very good movie.

Maybe you didn't see the movie on a right way in a quality theater that's why you became blind I have see the move and it is awesome to watch great graphics and action scenes . Long live the king

Regardless of what the critics say I’m a huge fan of these movies, and anyways they always turn out to be box office hits

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