Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a fantasy action-adventure film directed and co-written by Michael Dougherty. The film is a sequel to Godzilla (2014), it is the 35th film in the Godzilla franchise and the third film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse. The fourth installation in this MonsterVerse, Godzilla vs. Kong, is scheduled to be released on March 13, 2020.
The film revolves around the ancient giant monster Godzilla, who appeared in its prequel and saved the world from MUTOs. In this film also Godzilla must come back to save the world from another alpha monster, who is his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. The film also takes ahead the story of ‘Monarch’, the crypto-zoological agency, which is tracking down and studying these god-like monsters, also known as Titans.
In its prequel, the story was more human, and only in the climax, full-fledged Godzilla was shown in action, which was actually good, but ultimately made the fans think that where is Godzilla in Godzilla? So, unlike its prequel, the film gives more screentime to the monsters and focuses on their action sequences. But because of this trade-off, the characters remained underdeveloped and storyline became really thin. I hope that the makers will be able to keep the right balance between the human and the monster storyline in their next monster film.
The visual effects are stunning and top-notch, the action sequences between these monsters are just spectacular and epic. The film is really well directed, and some of the scenes in the film look like a beautiful painting. But unfortunately, the visual effects only cannot drive a whole film and cannot substitute for a good story.
Verdict : A pretty enjoyable popcorn film for a weekend. Just sit back and have fun.
Rating : 3.2/5
Check trailer here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFxN2oDKk0E