Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Godzilla: King of The Monsters isn’t terrible. It’s also just not that great. I almost wish this had been a terrible Asylum style offering because at least that would have been entertaining. Sadly Godzilla only manages being rather boring and average. It’s muddy CGI monster fights muddy CGI monster (mostly in darkness) with little coherent plot or characters to care about. Which is why I think this film would have been WAY better if they had thrown a few men in rubber suits and set them against each other WWE style. At least then it would have been fun and held my attention longer than it did (by hour two I was starting to drift off). The cast deserve better, especially the talented Millie Bobby Brown who spends most of her time slack jawed or wide-eyed and the films odd habit of rolling out a ‘Oh it’s them’ actor cameo just gets distracting by the end (Joe Morton, David Strathairn and even the criminally underused Sally Hawkins). So overall it’s not as good as Gareth Edward’s 2014’s Godzilla and both pail into compression with the original Japanese Godzilla films.
Best Bit: I guess the monsters doing stuff
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Godzilla (2014), Monsters, Kong: Skull Island