GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (12)
D: Michael Dougherty
Warner Bros/Toho/Legendary (Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni & Brian Rogers)
USA 🇺🇸 2019
W: Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields [based on characters created by Toho]
DP: Lawrence Sher
Ed: Roger Barton, Richard Pearson & Bob Ducsay
Mus: Bear McCreary
Kyle Chandler (Dr. Mark Russell), Vera Farmiga (Dr. Emma Russell), Millie B. Brown (Madison Russell), Ken Watanabe (Dr. Ishiro Serizawa), Bradley Whitford (Dr. Rick Stanton), Sally Hawkins (Dr. Vivienne Graham), Charles Dance (Alan Jonah)
As the world recovers from the events in the 2014 movie, a mercenary group attack a crypto-zoological government agency, which leads to the subsequent release of a host of giant monsters, including Godzilla, and they fight each other for the title of King of the Monsters.
First off, I really wasn't a fan of the 2014 movie, but this was absolutely terrible. Bogged with scene after scene of exposition which drag the movie down to a suicidal pace, and though some of the visual effects are impressive, the action movies are too sporadic and really don't do enough to regenerate interest before the human characters drag it down once again into talking heads rubbish.
This may find some appreciation with those who enjoyed the 2014 movie, but I would name this amongst the worst films of 2019.
A further sequel is planned, with Godzilla taking on King Kong.