In theaters since May 31st, Godzilla: King of the Monsters brings back the new and improved Godzilla Titan from 2014’s Godzilla. It’s action-packed, filled with interesting characters and amazing actors.
Vera Farmiga stars as Dr. Emma Russel, a member of the crypto-zoology agency Monarch, who has turned against them. She stars opposite Kyle Chandler, who plays Emma’s ex-husband, Mark Russell, a wildlife photographer. Emma became obsessed with the Titans after the events of Godzilla (2014) that caused the death of their son, Andrew.
Emma is intent on setting free all the Titans using a device called “Orca” that emits an alpha frequency to awaken the Titans. She believes that humans are destroying the earth with war, overpopulation and pollution and only by releasing the Titans, can balance be restored and save the planet.
Godzilla and Kong are already awake and doing what they need to do. Emma, her daughter Maddie (Millie Bobby Brown) and ecoterrorist Jonah Alan (Charles Dance) awaken the powerful and dangerous King Ghidorah, a three-headed lightning bolt firing dragon. It’s an apex predator that poses as a threat to Godzilla’s dominance. They also woke up Mothra, as you guessed it, the giant moth titan and Rodan, known as the Fire Demon. It’s basically a giant black bird with fire-tipped wings. All three are terrifying and honestly…beautiful.
The rest of the Titans are woken up simultaneously, by King Ghidorah. They follow his command and wreck the earth. But Godzilla is having none of it. He comes back and fights Ghidorah, demanding dominance over the Titans.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters was…an experience. I mean, you know going in who’s going to win the fight and live – Godzilla, of course! It’s not Ghidorah: King of the Monsters. It’s not Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. The title kinds of gives it away. Oh, that and the fact that Godzilla vs. Kong is already in post-production. But it’s still fun to watch. I mean, who doesn’t love action-filled scenes of giant monsters fighting each other to the death? Plus, who can say no to the legendary Godzilla roar? I sure can’t.
If you like sci-fi, action and adventure movies with great graphics and not a ton of jump-cuts, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is for you.