If you think that the Godzilla series is finally at its deathbed, then wait until you see Godzilla: King of Monsters. However, don’t be fooled because of the name “Godzilla.” It’s actually a mediocre movie disguised in a popular name of a monster we all know and love.
Of course, Godzilla: King of Monsters has stunning visuals, and it’s the only thing that is worth watching in the movie. They also introduced new monsters as well that is utterly forgettable with little character development at all.
- The story starts where an eco-terrorist steals a sonar device that can wake monsters up from the deep. He only did this to restore the world into its natural state. A group of scientists and military personnel teamed up together to keep the monsters at bay and save the world once and for all.
Taking a look at the synopsis above, you can say that the story sounds bland and stale that looks like a plot from an animated movie for kids. What’s even worse is that the monster fights are poorly executed, obscured by clouds and heavy rain paired with seizure-inducing camera movements combined with boring fight choreography.
It’s a shame because the character design of the monsters is very well done. You can say that the animators have really put their attention to detail to make the monsters as photorealistic as it can be. Not to mention, the cinematography that was executed in the most exciting way as possible if only the shaky camera movements are reduced a bit. If you want to watch the movie because of its stunning visuals without minding the story, then you’re good to go.
- Godzilla: King of Monsters have outdone itself on the visual effects department, but fail to deliver in the narrative side of things. The movie itself is too long combined with forgettable characters, which makes it a bore-fest. It ends with an open door that leaves an opportunity for sequels. But seeing the result of the movie, it seems like people just want to put the final nail in the coffin instead of reviving it once again.