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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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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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