Godzilla: King Of The Monsters: Exclusive Movie Review By A Teen

There are many monsters. And then, there is the ‘king’ of them all! This weekend, get ready to witness fierce action, as Godzilla returns. But has it lived up to its 'larger than life' hype? Find out!

By Vanshika Devuni Kalanidhi

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters: Exclusive Movie Review By A Teen

Movie Rating: PG 13

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Movie Review

I don’t know how to write this review as I truly don’t know what happened in the movie. I can tell you that Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero was the worst movie to date that I have seen but this one beats it hands down. I can’t even tell if this Godzilla movie was good or bad since the plot was so incomprehensible.

Plot of the movie

This movie follows crypto-zoological organisation, Monarch, in their quest to destroy the titans who are large, god-like creatures possessing incredible power. After losing her son in a titan attack in 2014, Emma Russell, and her daughter Madison collaborate with Monarch on a poorly-thought-out plan to get humans and titans to exist in harmony.

Story is confusing and slow-paced

I’m not over-exaggerating when I say that this is the worst movie I’ve been to. It was boring, confusing and slow-paced. I only understood the first few scenes (where we are introduced to the titan Mothra) and, from there onward, I was lost for the rest of the movie. The first Godzilla movie was apparently revolutionary because it used realistic computer-generated imagery (CGI). However, the visuals in this movie are nothing out of the ordinary. They do not make up for the inept plot.

This movie gave me too many opportunities to daydream. This movie is full of adventure but with absolutely no excitement. It feels impersonal and manufactured. I would have followed through if the writers had put more work into the dialogue and inserted a few funny bits here and there. I recognise that they did try to make it funny, but again, I’ve heard these exact jokes millions of time in other movies. The corners of my mouth didn’t move up during the entire movie.

Overdose of fight scenes

The movie was too focused on action and ‘impatient’ scenes. The fight scenes had too many cuts and effects. Since the movie did a poor job of explaining itself, I couldn’t care less about who was fighting whom. Towards, the end, Godzilla fights a bunch of other titans. I kept thinking the movie was over, but the movie kept throwing more fight scenes at me. It was a never-ending disaster.

Characters failed to make an impact

Another problem I have with this movie is that the characters had no impact on me. I couldn’t distinguish between the characters, everybody was one-dimensional, and they were all too similar to each other. The movie did nothing to make me like or sympathise with the protagonists and so the many fights and even the deaths didn’t affect me.

Overall, I would NOT recommend this movie to anyone. It is a disappointment for people who’ve seen the previous films, and the plot is too convoluted to even figure out if the movie is worth watching. Sorry, Godzilla.

Review Rating: 1.5/5

Takeaways from the Godzilla movie:

  1. Humans are the most dangerous beings in our eco-system. We claim to be ‘peaceful’ but we’ve subjected our planet to atrocities like wars, pollution, crime, and hatred.
  2. There are some things you can’t control, and there are some things you can’t run from.
  3. Sometimes, the only way to heal our pain is to befriend the demons causing them.
  4. Looking at things from another perspective can help you.
  5. Family and love know no bounds.

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The author is a writer/blogger who blogs at www.vanshikadevuni.blogspot.com

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