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Now we alternate between the human story and the monsters’ story. Godzilla’s journey to being King of the Hill, which without argument is the movie you’re really paying to see. With today’s technology, superior CG-effects, and sophisticated storytelling, You would think these two stories would somehow cross or blend together throughout most of the film. There are a few touch points between man and titan, but for the most part, we go back-and-forth between the human and monster story.

The film’s biggest weakness comes in the final battle at Fenway Park (yes, that’s right. Not a good day to be a Red Sox fan). The final battle scene, while cool to watch, was at the same time challenging to follow. Most of the battle takes place at night, or in the rain, or with fire in the background. The camera also moves very fast and tight, so it feels like a lot of head bashing. But in the end, these little nitpicks won’t spoil a fun night of monster fights.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Directed: Michael Dougherty

Written: Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Ziyi Zhang, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, etc.

Movie score: 7/10

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"…you’ll have fun, but you’re not going to walk away feeling like you saw something spectacular"

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  1. Steve says:

    You kind of point out the problem I had with this film. They don’t seem to get that we want to SEE the fight. Setting it at night and during rain and shooting it in a lot of close shots is not the answer. Where are the wide shots where we can see these monsters lumbering over the city? Any time they show them they cut away so fast you don’t have the time to take in what you’re seeing. These fights need to be shot like a boxing match on TV for them to be truly fun. How it is now just feels like a blur of images that are hard to decipher.

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