Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Overstuffed yet enjoyable - 5/10

by The Movie Inspector

A mediocre fantasy film, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters delivers an epic clash between the titans yet doesn’t do so without wrecking havoc across both its world and the narrative. The excitement remains despite clearly being overstuffed and lengthy.

Godzilla is finally back and he’s stronger than ever. With so many monsters to face, this movie definitely feels exhausting but one thing I can’t deny is how enjoyable those huge fight scenes were as they were undoubtedly the highlight of this film. Besides there being lots of monsters, there were lots of human characters who weren’t provided with enough context to help viewers invest in their arcs. No emotional attachment was created and at a certain point just about everything from plot to character development to CGI fights got mixed up and chaos emerged. ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ follows Godzilla as he faces off against a few other monsters who pose a threat to humanity’s existence. 

I understand that this is a monster movie and it doesn’t wish to label itself as anything else but then again when you have these human characters who are seemingly pushing the story forward, you do need to provide them with sufficient context. The issue here is that this sequel introduces a whole lot of new characters whose main purpose seems unclear and it almost forgets to provide them with character development. They pull off illogical actions half the time and I honestly couldn’t care less about them. The monsters in the movie however are far more spectacular and those awesome battle scenes will surely get you excited. The real bummer is having to follow the less than interesting human characters and their questionable decisions. 

The film also has a weak structure and quite a confusing premise. Again due to being overly stuffed, it barely touches on all the material it presents. Catching up with the intro may be difficult for some viewers due to the unclarity. It also does feel rather lengthy yet doesn’t become totally boring. I feel like the movie wasted the potential of its all-star cast by giving them such empty roles that were quite forgettable. I’m sure lots of people will enjoy watching these monsters clash on the big screen so make sure to give it a shot and let me know what you think.

Connect with The Movie Inspector

View other reviews by The Movie Inspector