Godzilla: King Of The Monsters follows up the 2014 Gareth Edwards film by injecting a great deal more of its titular hero. Following on from the events of the previous film with a few characters returning, and some older additions from Kong: Skull Island, the audience is dropped right back into the devastating aftermath. This time around we focus on the Mark and Emma Russell two monarch employees who lost their son in the destruction caused by Godzilla. Mark leaves the organisation but Emma stays to continue her research alongside her daughter, Madison played by Millie Bobby Brown.
The film is overstuffed with epic set pieces, of titans bashing cities, as well as red shirts being killed off on the edge of frame yet the main protagonists never quite feel in danger of being trampled. Despite the main human characters lacking any emotional core to the film Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is still a great ride.
Unlike the 2014 predecessor humans take a back seat in this over the top ferociously fun film.
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters isn’t going to win any awards but if you can switch your brain off for two hours and enjoy large creatures demolishing cities, well, it’s a fantastic romp.
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