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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Rumbles But It Also Fumbles

Tssk, tssk, tssk. Godzilla, Godzilla. Why do you always break my heart? This is one of the most epic creations in movie history. Godzilla, like King Kong, and the dinosaurs for the Jurassic Park movies, are incredible beasts that deserve to be brought to life in the most magnificent ways on the big screen. The Jurassic Park franchise, however, is the only franchise who seems to handle the story surrounding these ancient creatures in an enjoyable way.

Five years ago my family and I went to see Godzilla. We were royally disappointed. I mean just absolutely livid at how terrible the film was. I didn’t think I would fall for the trap again. And then, with every special IMAX viewing of Godzilla: King of the Monsters I wanted to see the movie more and more. I saw the 40% score on Rotten Tomatoes. I ignored it. I figured people hated Transformers: Age of Extinction (it has an 18% Rotten Tomatoes score) but I LOVED it. I loved it so much I went and saw it three times at the movie theaters. Maybe this film would be better than the critics said it was. It wasn’t.

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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ At Home

Last year on my 21st birthday I went to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters and I was somewhat impressed but mostly disappointed. The monster action was fantastic but once again this type of movie was ruined by the humans in the story.

Recently, while enjoying a free trial of HBO on Amazon Prime Video, I decided to revisit the film and was very surprised by the enjoyability of the movie. Well, at least the first half.

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The first half of the movie features the film’s two best action sequences with the rise of King Ghidorah versus Godzilla in Antarctica and Roda versus King Ghidorah. It’s pretty mind-blowing the extent of detail and epicness of these incredible monsters going at it full throttle.

The second half is undoubtedly the lamer side of things. The humans become the main event and the unnecessary drama/not-that-emotional sacrifices weigh down what ultimately could’ve been a freaking juggernaut of a monster movie experience.

However, after my recent return to the film, I’m actually to see what happens in Godzilla vs. Kong, which should be quite the epic showdown. We’ll see.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

Throwback Friday: A Bunch of New Movie Trailers Have Arrived at San Diego Comic-Con

It’s San Diego Comic-Con week and the trailers for the future’s biggest hits are dropping left and right. Because this is Throwback Friday day, I thought it would be so much fun to look back on what exciting movie trailers dropped last year. Enjoy!

As you may know, SDCC has arrived and debuted movie and television news for the past weekend. This is always the most exciting time of the year for me because there is so much news that arrives surrounding films that I’m eager to hear about. Well, yesterday Warner Bros. debuted a bunch of trailers to get us excited for their movies arriving either later this year or early next year and I’m here to share them with you all. Enjoy!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

If you were at all bummed out by that eensy-weensy sneak peek of Godzilla: King of the Monsters that was revealed the other day well this official trailer was released yesterday and I have to say, it definitely looks decent. I watched Godzilla four years ago thinking it was going to be positively awesome and it was very disappointing indeed. I mean, it was absolutely horrendous, which was a bummer because I’ve always wanted to see a really good, modern Godzilla movie.

Well, this film definitely looks like it’ll be better than that movie as it clearly shows more monsters and plenty of jaw-dropping destruction that’ll look amazing in IMAX. I’m pretty sure the story will be sub par but the action will probably be worth the admission fee and that’s enough to make me want to see this movie.

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ vs. ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

Two years in a row I have gone to see a summer blockbuster focusing on a popular franchise focusing on monsters and both times I came away from those movies extremely disappointed. Jurassic World was an enjoyable film and I figured its sequel would be better. It wasn’t. Godzilla was horrendous while Godzilla: King of the Monsters was actually better than its predecessor. But, at the end of the day, both of these sequels have been pretty awful and I watched them. Ha, hilarious.

But, which monster movie is better? Well, I’m going to base it off of three criteria; storyline, characters, and action. In the end, we will see which movie reigns supreme. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ vs. ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

26 Years Later, ‘Jurassic Park’ Still Reigns Supreme

Yesterday I went to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters for my 21st birthday, it was boring, but as I thought about the film and all of its mishaps I couldn’t help but draw parallels with one of the best movies ever made, Jurassic Park.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters had plenty of monsters and some tantalizing action scenes but what it gained in impressive CGI and Sound it lacked in heartfelt storytelling and realistic situations.

I saw Jurassic Park for the first time in IMAX six years ago and believe me, I was more than blown away.

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It had scary human-eating monsters who posed a serious threat to the main characters of the film but it also had something Godzilla: King of the Monsters didn’t have; a great cast and a concise story that was perfectly crafted.

Yes, six of the characters would end up surviving, but there was real, believable peril for the antagonists as we watched the less important characters around them gradually chomped away throughout the film.

That didn’t happen in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Characters continuously survived miraculously throughout the movie while being mere feet from the monsters as they waged battle against one another.

You see, Jurassic Park is a classic because we felt the fear, we felt the joy and wonder, we felt the sadness, everything about the movie we could comprehend in a plausible way. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is just a ridiculous waste of two hours.

I wish I could say a monster movie has finally surpassed Jurassic Park but no, it hasn’t and I don’t think it ever will be dethroned.

Do you think Jurassic Park is the best monster movie ever made? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day.

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Rumbles But It Also Fumbles

Tssk, tssk, tssk. Godzilla, Godzilla. Why do you always break my heart? This is one of the most epic creations in movie history. Godzilla, like King Kong, and the dinosaurs for the Jurassic Park movies, are incredible beasts that deserve to be brought to life in the most magnificent ways on the big screen. The Jurassic Park franchise, however, is the only franchise who seems to handle the story surrounding these ancient creatures in an enjoyable way.

Five years ago my family and I went to see Godzilla. We were royally disappointed. I mean just absolutely livid at how terrible the film was. I didn’t think I would fall for the trap again. And then, with every special IMAX viewing of Godzilla: King of the Monsters I wanted to see the movie more and more. I saw the 40% score on Rotten Tomatoes. I ignored it. I figured people hated Transformers: Age of Extinction (it has an 18% Rotten Tomatoes score) but I LOVED it. I loved it so much I went and saw it three times at the movie theaters. Maybe this film would be better than the critics said it was. It wasn’t.

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