Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Problem with Godzilla

I love big monster movies! And I'm constantly hoping for a decent Godzilla to grace the big screen. I was hoping the newest installment would meet my expectations. I was wrong. From the beginning I found I didn't care anything about the mother and daughter. The father was somewhat more tolerable.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
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As the movie progressed, I became angry at the decisions each made (and the stupid plot lines). I could understand the underlying drive that pushed the mother to do what she did, but really.

The movie didn't set up good fight scenes with all the "Titans" aka Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan,  King Ghirodah, and 13 others. It was overload, and vaguely similar to having sit through some sermon preaching about how bad people are and how huge monsters need to be the ones in control to restore power.

The scenes were blurry, shaky and seemed like a cheap gimmick to cover up the not-so-great fights. I still get a chill when I hear Godzilla roar, and the sound of him"charging" up to fire his nuclear fire was pretty awesome, but overall, I found the movie vastly lacking.

It also left me with a strong urge to watch Pacific Rim again.