Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
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The human drama/story was derivative and groan-inducing style levels of cringeworthy/boredom. The monster mythology/backstory is good, the titans and their battles were epic. Seeing it on the biggest screen you can is an experience (just zone out during the horrible cliche family plot like I did).
I had high hopes for this. Edwards gone, fan favorites King Ghidorah and Mothra included, talks of more monster action, less human drama... Well, I guess I am an idiot for thinking it could be any better than it was. It was all human drama BS with very little monster action. With its trite script and dialogue it fails as drama. It's also not a "fun" blockbuster - it wants to be serious and have a sense of dread, but the seriousness is completely undeserved. But mostly it fails as a Kaiju movie, a Godzilla movie. AGAIN. Whenever there are five seconds of monsters fighting in the rainy dark, it immediately gets interrupted by boring humans talking about stuff, like they are in an episode of Star Trek TNG, except bad. Now if you'll excuse me, imma watch something with Mechagodzilla from the 1970s. Those Japanese knew how to do it. That Hollywood, with all its money and talent, can NOT make a decent Kaiju film is completely baffling to me.
I cannot believe I was bored for a good portion of a movie that has Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah fighting each other. I just can't.
Obviously, those sequences deliver. There's just so much blah here that it makes the 2014 Godzilla look like a 10/10 masterpiece (honestly, this one really made me think of that one differently and made me come to really like it.)
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