Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Let them fight.
It's been five years since Godzilla has last been seen and the Monarch corporation is on the verge of being taken over by the U.S Military. When Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) decides to go full Thanos on earth, her ex husband Mark (Kyle Chandler) must work together with other Monarch scientists, like the returning Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Wantanabe) to gain control of the newly released titans, especially the powerful Ghidorah.
I really liked 2014's Godzilla and at first I was disappointed Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson weren't returning with the others, but turns out they saved themselves from probably having to do something stupid. There is no shortage of stupid in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Most of the humans exist to make terrible decisions.
You have to decide for yourself what you're wanting from this film before seeing it. If you want to see monsters fight each other, you won't be disappointed. If you want a coherent story to go along with it, you will.. Me? I was here for the monsters so I wasn't too bothered by the human's decisions, but I still left wanting more fights. Ken Wantanabe is the only returning character that gets something to do, and he has the best arc of the film. Unfortunately for most of it we're following Kyle Chandler who is just not an actor I'm interested in. I found myself wishing we could spend more time with Bradley Whitford, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and and Aisha Hinds instead.
There were a lot of things that still bothered me about this film, but the fight scenes were awesome. Sure, they used darkness and rain to cover up their CGI, and that got annoying, but the effects along with the music complimented each other well. I just wish there was more of that, and less of the film trying to explain, then contradict itself.
Memorable Quote: "If I had you two for parents, I'd run away from home too." - Chief Warrant Officer Barnes (O'Shea Jackson Jr.)