Movie Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters


There are several tell tale signs of a bad movie with special effects. The first is darkness throughout the entire movie. In the new movie “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” every special effects scene was shot during a rain storm, tornado, hurricane or at night. The reason for this is because of the special effects budget, that for this movie must have been low. Another sign of a bad special effects movie is a bad script and the logic and reasoning for this story was about as bad as I have ever seen. The third bad sign for this movie was there were so many named actors in this film, because once the producers knew that the story was bad, they thought that they could fix this disaster by throwing in about 7 well known actors. This tactic did not work. The worst thing about this movie is that it was very boring in way too many areas, as people stand around and try and explain what is going on and most of the explanations are just plain ridiculous.

Why this movie was made, considering how bad the script is, was a mystery to me. Why not re-write the script a few more times, come up with a much better story and then start over again? Wouldn’t this be a far more cost effective way to save the Godzilla franchise then trying to fix a bad screenplay by hiring 7 known actors? The problem here is favors in Hollywood, where a script is green-lighted for reasons other than it being good because something was promised to someone years ago. Once a budget is created for a production, they just move forward because they believe that because of the name recognition that comes with Godzilla, all you need is special effects and no story. I was also quite surprised that so many well known actors could read this bad script and still agree to sign for this movie.

The Rotten Tomatoes rating for this bad film is a low 40%, my rating is around 20% and I recommend that this movie be skipped by everyone except for the most die hard Godzilla fans.

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