Movie Review – Godzilla: King of the Monsters

A mega-thriller replete with mighty monsters, mayhem, mass-scale destruction of humans and their habitats and of course marvelous visuals.
The movie almost pays homage to the phrase ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned or aggrieved’. It features a plot where a grieving mother Dr. Emma Russell becomes instrumental in unleashing a dragon-like mythical creature of otherworldly origin, an alien who had been lying frozen for eons. And this monster, that goes by the name of Ghidorah, once awake, begins a relentless crusade of fiery destruction…reminiscent of Daenery’s action in the last season of Game of Thrones TV series.
The scientist’s justification for waking up this monster Zero Ghidorah is to cleanse the Earth and kick-start regeneration to usher in an era that will see human co-exist with the enormous creatures referred to as titans.
But things get out of hand rapidly and don’t proceed as planned, even as other monsters rise from the bowels of the Earth to lay siege on the planet. Godzilla, barely aided by Mothra seems to be the only hope and defender of humans, as it stands up to the merciless Ghidorah and its gigantic cronies. Even as the threat of human extinction looms large, the Monarch agency team gets moving fast to get things under control and rely on Godzilla’s intervention to save the day.

This movie is a must watch for all die-hard fans of the monster verse franchise. One that brings together Mothra, Ghidorah, Rodan and possibly Kumonga & Anguirus too and of course the king of ’em all…Godzilla/Gojira. King Kong was conspicuous by its absence. There are significant occurrences which are throwback scenes to the early Kaiju movies, going back several decades. The Post credits scene promises a sequel soon.


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