Godzilla: King of Monsters
Best Buy 3D bluray
This is a hard one to review. If you are a true Godzilla fan, then you might tire of all the dialogue and pre-monster stuff getting to the Godzilla vs. other monsters war. If you are a fan of Stranger Things, then you might like it because of Millie Bobby Brown being a central character. I saw the 2014 version and thought it was ok, this movie definitely tops that. But the humans spend way too much time making confusing decisions in this one and take themselves way to seriously, so there's little fun in character development.
Since the reviews are all over the map, I won't go into what I liked or didn't like, but let's just say the fundamental nuclear and heat radiation from the monsters (called Titans in the movie), would have killed off the main characters ten times over, but then we wouldn't have a movie to watch...
. The movie focuses on the forced regeneration of 4 monsters, by the usual misguided antagonists (to adjust the natural order of life on Earth--what? why?), of which, Godzilla is the one to save all mankind by killing the other monsters. And, wow, this time they are huge, really huge and full of radiation, lightening and fire breathing.
50% of the movie is vague character development and careless running around and decision making. And then the monsters take over and the real fun begins.
The 3D is good to excellent, but the coloration, and sometimes foggy dark images with bright diffused lighting, make some scenes less interesting. There are no gotchya popouts, but during the airplane fighting the monsters with missiles scenes, there are some cool missile launch shots. I would give 3D a 4 of 5. CGI was excellent, and the technology used to track and fight the monsters was well done. And the audio--turn down the woofer, or you'll have the neighbors pounding on your door--
If there was issue, the loudness of the dialogue and the background monster noises were too far apart, and I found myself constantly fiddling with the volume. Unless you have free reign to listen at high volume, other family members, not watching, are going to be yelling to turn it down constantly. I would give audio a 4 of 5 because of that, but if you can have it turned up with full woofer, then 5 of 5. Good surround as well.
It's a PG13 movie and probably a family movie, but with f-bombs here and there to make it more adult. Too intense for kids, though, in my opinion. All in all, I enjoyed it, and it's worthy of having in my 3D collection. Definitely a popcorn movie, where you have to leave your mind at the door, though. The included bonuses on the 2D disc showed who the monsters are and how they came to be, and how the monster-cgis were created using humans and green screens--very interesting. But don't watch that before you see the movie.