Godzilla: King of The Monsters (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Godzilla: King of The Monsters (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

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 

 


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Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #098 – Rampage

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #098 – Rampage

The Podcasts The Smoking Lamb Podcast

It’s The Smoking Lamb Movie Podcast. A weekly, no-holds-baa-aa-arred, and R-rated look at the world of movies.

On this episode: While Mike is away, Josh and Ricky will Rampage (see what we did there) across the Podcast. The devastation continues as they also go over there Top 5 Designed Movie Monsters!

Check it out and BLEAT THE WORLD and don’t forget to follow up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Blog: Monsters Dark Continent – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Monsters Dark Continent – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
What a pleasant surprise.  After what was at best a lukewarm trailer Monsters: Dark Continent, the loose sequel to Gareth Edward’s indie hit Monsters, actually delivers a mostly impressive low-budget adrenaline filled war film that thrills, shocks and surprises in equal measure.  Much like Edward’s original though be warned: those expecting Godzilla style monster on monster (or human on monster) clashes will be sorely disappointed.  The monsters once again are very much background, with the war and human element pushed to the front.  What’s left is a little over long, a little unfocused but brutally raw and effective.  Not  perfect then, but much better than I expected.

Best Bit: War is hell, son.

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent

If You Liked this Try: Monsters, Black Hawk Down, Godzilla

 

Author: Phil Hobden