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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Review – Radical Visuals, Stupid Humans

Godzilla 2 is out in the wild, and if you somewhat enjoyed the 2014 reboot, you’ll probably enjoy the sequel, but like that film, this one also suffers from a human cast plot problem. With that being said, the epic monster battles and majestic looking visuals are enough to offset the ridiculous human subplots, and make this sequel rather fun to behold.

You can check out my full review in video or scripted form below.

“Hey now fans of the MonsterVerse, Matt Heywood here from EntertainmentBuddha.com to review Godzilla: King of the Monsters, or what I like to call, Titan porn the Sequel!

Godzilla 2 is an improvement over 2014’s Godzilla reboot, but like that film, it also suffers from a human character plot problem that ultimately weakens the overall experience. I understand that we need human characters to drive a monster movie’s plot forward, namely due to the fact that the monsters don’t speak, so we’d just be watching them scream at each other, not that that would be a bad thing, but you get my point.

We need humans to latch onto to navigate us through the narrative in between the absolutely epic looking action set pieces between the monsters, aka, Titans, but Godzilla 2’s cast once again disappoints. The new main cast consists of a broken family due to Godzilla’s San Fran attack in 2014, as well as a few carry overs from the original, but the family is the clear focus, and their plot motivations are even more ridiculous than flying 3-headed alien monsters.

The Dad for some reason is portrayed as a heroic deadbeat Father, the Mom is essentially a deluded psychopath, and the daughter could be the most foolish of them all as she goes along with her Mother’s antics for far too long if we are to believe that she’s not demented herself. 

I couldn’t help but yearn for more monster scenes anytime the human cast took over, because the ensemble just dragged the rather awesome monster v. monster action down. And let me tell you, this sequel has some brilliant looking skirmishes due to the various monsters that get released, and the stellar cinematography and VFX used to bring them to life. There are multiple jaw dropping moments anytime Godzilla, or one of the other new monsters like King Ghidorah, Rodan, or Mothra appear on screen. 

The monster moments are so spectacular you will wonder why the film spends so much time with the uninteresting plot involving the humans. I literally experienced chills during the final battle due to how impressive looking it was shot, and how imposing the dueling monsters looked, but also because I was more emotionally attached to Godzilla and the Titans than the humans we are forced to try and care about. I’m not sure how to pull off a Godzilla without people, but this sequel would’ve probably been damn near perfect if it weren’t for the silly human side of the plot.

With that being said I still quite enjoyed Godzilla 2, and feel it earns a 7.5 out of 10 review score. Even with the eye roll inducing human subplots, the monster moments still manage to shine through that crap to provide, if anything else, a visually and audibly amazing theater going experience. The shots during any monster scenes are majestic to say the least, and it’s near impossible not to love your boy Godzilla thanks to his feats.

Thanks for watching, I’m Matt Heywood signing off for EntertainmentBuddha.com, where we make you a better geek, one post at a time.”

Review Summary

Story - 5
Cinematography - 10
Sound - 10
Acting - 5.5
Entertainment Value - 7

7.5

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Godzilla 2 also features a dumbass human cast focused plot, but luckily there's some insane monster action to behold, so ultimately it's well worth a watch.

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.