Godzilla: King of the Monsters

We saw Godzilla: King of the Monsters with friends this past June 13th and quick thoughts in bullet form (spoilers):

  • Not enough monsters – always seems like we were cutting away of a straight shot of a monster to show how the people were doing, a “main” human character mostly in-frame while the monster was in the background
  • Great rendition of all the monsters, everybody looked awesome!
  • Liked the scientist-is-actually-bad-guy twist
  • Too big to fast? – having all the monsters come out, having every major city be destroyed, should there have been some restraint? I’m saying this because for the monsters we didn’t really get to even see everyone and for the people … the entire world is destroyed, and the credits show newspapers talking about the rejuvenating effects of the monsters on the environment?
  • Monarch were S.H.I.E.L.D, complete with the huge flaying base. The sense I got from Godzilla (2014) was of a smaller organization, something struggling against the chaos and trying to find the truth. Instead they’re a global para-military organization with unlimited resources both financial and in terms of where they can operate. I enjoyed the “smaller” Monarch and like how that would play in the Monsterverse better
  • Dr. Mark Russell being the “super character” (to a crazy degree), even putting the former SC (Dr. Ishiro Serizawa) to shame – literally and figuratively

Still looking forward to the new Godzilla verses King Kong in 2020.

 

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