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  • Writer's pictureStephen Yanni

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) - Scale Shaker: A Monsterific Review

Rating: ★★★½☆(3.5/5 Stars)

Released 05-31-2019

Watched 03-30-2024

Reviewed 04-02-2024

Watched on MAX



"This is a dangerous path! You are meddling with forces beyond our comprehension, gambling with the lives of billions!"


"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" stormed onto the scene with a seismic roar, delivering exactly what fans of the monster genre crave. While not breaking new ground, this sequel to 2014's "Godzilla" and 2017's "Kong: Skull Island" maintains the monstrous momentum with its colossal creatures and city-crushing chaos.


At three and a half stars, it sits comfortably in the familiar territory of its predecessors. For those enamored with the colossal battles and destruction of its predecessors, this film will be a welcomed addition to the monster universe. However, for those seeking innovation or substantial narrative evolution, "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" may feel like a familiar tune played on repeat.


The cast delivers solid performances, anchoring the film amidst the chaos. From Kyle Chandler's determined Dr. Mark Russell to Millie Bobby Brown's resilient Madison Russell, the human element adds depth to the otherwise larger-than-life proceedings. However, it's the titanic clashes between Godzilla and his adversaries that steal the spotlight, reminding audiences why they're here in the first place.


For those hungry for more Godzilla, this film satisfies that craving abundantly. Every roar, every skyscraper crumble, and every pulse-pounding moment is a love letter to the iconic monster and its legacy. Yet, for those seeking innovation or a departure from the formulaic, "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" may not offer much beyond what its predecessors have already provided.


In conclusion, "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" stands tall as a worthy addition to the monster movie canon, offering a spectacle of destruction and creature chaos. While it may not break new ground, it embraces its monster movie heritage with gusto, ensuring a thrilling ride for fans of the genre.

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