Written by Barney Buckley
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Now this review I will walk through it step-by-step and we will discuss certain elements about this film and what I like and what I don’t like about the film.
One I started watching this film the 1st thing I picked up on was the actual roar of Godzilla 1998 in this film. I know a lot of the hard-core Godzilla fans no I take that back Godzilla fan boys who absolutely hate this film because this Godzilla was different than any other Godzilla. I am sure deny that this is the roar of Godzilla 1998 and say it simply sounds like the Showa Series Godzilla. I know better!
In the 1st part we see Godzilla to show off and it seems it is the original Godzilla 2014 design with those pointy dorsal plates. I had to make sure that this was the original 2014 design and it looks like it is.
Now we progress to Madison and her mom as they seem to be in a house however not everything seems as it does. This is a man-made bill house located directly in front of the temple that has the larva of Mothra. It suddenly wakes up this is a great scene as he does look very realistic in nature only on a gigantic proportion. She gets scared or angry and they use the instrument known as The Orca for the very 1st time and they use a signal in order to calm her down. Eventually the ecoterrorists would show up and scare her away directly underneath a waterfall.
Meanwhile the Osprey shows up and picks up Emma Russell’s husband Mark Russell has been studying animal behavior and he apparently is needed because the ecoterrorists did kidnap Emma and Madison Russell. They go and show him the various signals of the many titans around the world and it does show Titanus Mosura, Titanus Rodan, Titanus Gojira, as well as many other different titans around the world. One thing I like to point out in this particular scene it does show Titanus Kong which is located on Skull Island. That is the one thing I wanted to point out that was a cool scene.
There is a noticing that I thought was a very cool touch is when we see the larva of Mothra sticking his head in a waterfall.
One thing I like to point out and I thought it was strange maybe it is an English thing as Vivian Graham mentions Jonah Allen’s name backwards. She manages it in a Allen Jonah way. I thought this was kind of strange however through the movie he is called Jonah Allen. Each implies apical role in this film. Especially towards the end in the post-credit see.
Now as time progresses it does seem that Emma Russell and Madison Russell was apparently not kidnapped at all as they are part of this ecoterrorists team. Within the Antarctica which is where they are located at it now seems they soon discover that there is a bigger threat than Gojira located in this area. Once they get there all hell breaks loose. Emma Russell soon apologizes and then tells them to run and detonates all the bombs that is surrounding the mighty Titan Ghidorah as she suddenly releases him. She is now seen on Osprey and Jonah Allen tells her weight the damn creature up. She does this using The Orca. Mark now realizes what she has done with such a horrible thing and this is the great scene when you finally do see Ghidorah coming out of his imprisonment.
1st you see the tail and then eventually you see all 3 heads and yes the most unique thing about this and they did mention this as they have their own individual cognitive thinking. It seems to be in charge of the other 2 heads. You see them all to the movie the middle head would target at the other 2 heads to get their attention. It’s pretty much like the Three Stooges. He was suddenly escaped and he has these gigantic wings and the way they built him he is very similar to that of a wyvern as they have a tendency to walk on their wings and that is what Ghidorah does.
Another amazing scene is when you 1st see Godzilla showing up for the 1st confrontation of this film. His dorsal plates look absolutely amazing when he rises out of the water and he does look very menacing. The fight scenes that would soon come after absolutely amazing. Ghidorah so powerful that he uses gravity being and pushes Godzilla in the hole where he came out of.
This is where Ghidorah suddenly takes to the air and disappears.
Now shortly after this fight they would now suddenly head over to Isla De Mara which is outpost number 56 which is a representation of the year that Rodan was 1st released in Japan as a film. It was released in 1956 and this is the location of Rodan. It now seems that Emma Russell finally shows her face on the computer and begins her famous speech and they suddenly release Rodan. There are absolutely some amazing scenes as Rodan does come out of the volcano he looks absolutely amazing. He would then suddenly take to the skies and chase the Jets that were shooting at him and eventually he would come across Ghidorah. Which a lot of people didn’t know he has this innate ability to create super storms that do surround him and that humans believe he was just a storm however it is him doing this.
Eventually those 2 would clash with Ghidorah easily beating him and this is where Rodan becomes submissive to King Ghidorah. Within this particular point in time we now see that Ghidorah is chasing the Osprey and suddenly Godzilla jumps up the water and grabs him and pulls him into the water and begins to fight him ferociously. With Godzilla ending up ripping off the right hand as you are looking at Ghidorah.
Now in this particular point in time is this is where I was under the assumption that the weapon that they were going to use was called the Deoxygenator however, I don’t remember them ever call it that as they do mention that it is in oxygen destroyer. They would use this on both Godzilla and King Ghidorah while they are fighting in the water and it is absolutely the most amazing explosion you would ever see and it looks very powerful. It destroys everything in our water with the fish floating up and that includes Godzilla as the humans are assuming Godzilla died because they lost his heartbeat. However this is where I say and this is what they say in the film as well Ghidorah is not from Earth. He is still an alien life form. His entire origins did not change much other than the fact that he does have improved weapons in his arsenal.
Eventually Ghidorah would show up in land directly on the volcano that Rodan came out and grow on the other head. Absolutely amazing scene here the middle head pulls off some kind of do we thing as it suddenly grows yet another head. Just below Ghidorah you will see Rodan is laying there very submissive. Another cool scene because Ghidorah is a badass and he is my all-time favorite enemy of Godzilla.
What happened to Godzilla? It is believed that Godzilla this way and he went to an ancient temple where there is radiation that will help him to keep him alive. It would slowly revive him however it would take way too long because they need Godzilla to stop Ghidorah. With this thinking they come up with the idea of nuclear Godzilla. Obviously Dr. Ishiro Daisuke would volunteer because they could not launch the nuclear weapon from the submarine because it was damaged. Doing this Doctor Serizawa would drag it out right directly in front of Godzilla as it seems this temple is completely on the water though there is an air pocket that allows them to breathe. He would take off his mask slowly put his hand on Godzilla’s nose and the bomb would go off as he sacrificed himself for Godzilla. This is a very cool scene because you do eventually see Godzilla rising the water yet again only this time he is supercharged. Godzilla would look at the people on the submarine and turnaround and head for Boston.
In this particular scene Ghidorah has the abilities to control all the titans all over the world. Suddenly all the titans are waking up out of their slumber and are escaping. In the image above this looks like a gigantic tusk like elephant that is very similar to a woolly mammoth.
This next creature I have no idea what it is as the image is not very clear because I got it from a crappy copy of the movie.
This next image kind of shows the many titans that are escaping all of the world.
In this next image we do say there is a bunker that is located in Boston Massachusetts. This is where Ghidorah and the massive point occurs with him and Godzilla it happens in Boston. Anyway it seems that Madison decides to steal the orca and take it to Boston lore Ghidorah to Boston. Which she does successfully. There is a scene where Ghidorah comes crashing down this is a very cool scene and you say him looking in the window at Madison. He was sure his gravity being trying to kill her, but she manages to escape. With Ghidorah hot on her trail it seems that Madison is almost at death’s door. Godzilla was suddenly intervene with a massive atomic blast that would not Ghidorah on his ass. This is the scene when you see Madison smiling at Godzilla in a very weird way. Anyway Godzilla and Ghidorah would continue to fight in a fashion that the fight scenes were absolutely amazing.
Now keep in mind after Godzilla was new they are worried that he will explode. This Godzilla is very similar to the one in 1995 because he now has too much nuclear fission in his body and they are worried that he would explode. This is the exact same thing that happened to this Godzilla.
Now Dr. Chen has a great understanding of the history of these monsters and she is the actress Zhang Ziyi who has done many martial arts films such as Rush Hour 3, The House of the Flying Daggers, and she also starred in a film with Ken Watanabe who is Doctor Serizawa in this film. She starred in the film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Anyway I was under the impression that she did not have a twin but somewhere along I came across a YouTube video that states that she does have a twin in this film. When we 1st see Mothra apparently her twin is there and she must be on the Osprey or the big military flying ship I’m not sure where she was at. I was under the impression that these were one and the same people I could be wrong I don’t know.
Now here is a funny thing apparently someone thinks this is an Easter egg that is connected to the bombings of Hiroshima. According to this Easter egg the time you see on this clock is supposed to be when they actually drop the bomb on Hiroshima this would be incorrect as a time on this is probably when Doctor Serizawa’s father lost his life to the bombing. I am sure there is no connection between these 2 because the times are wrong. It is most likely his father’s when they 1st dropped the bomb and that’s when the watch stop. I believe it was said in the 1st film as well.
This is that you see here is not in any particular order I just simply like the way Godzilla looks here as his dorsal plates absolutely amazing here. They did justice on the looks of Godzilla.
Now we will progress with the fight between Godzilla and Ghidorah there is a point where Ghidorah is stopped face 1st in the buildings and one of them is trying to pull their heads out of the building. With the help of Godzilla smashing directly into the building they are set free. Another very cool scene. Now eventually Mothra shows up to help Godzilla defeat Ghidorah unfortunately for Mothra Rodan intervenes and they fight in some pretty amazing fight scenes. As you can see I don’t have too much bad to say about this film because I am a Kaiju fan. We would get into this later on. Anyway the fight scene between Mothra and Rodan are absolutely amazing to the point that Mothra gets pinned against one of the buildings and Rodan is trying to attack her because he is under the control of Ghidorah. While she is pinned against the building this is some pretty amazing shots of how she looks they did her justice. Anyway long story short she has a secret weapon that she does use on Rodan it is a gigantic stinger at the end of her tail and she impales him directly through the chest all went to the other side this is a big stinger. Anyway long story short and as the fight for Rodan as he falls to the ground wincing in pain.
Within a fight Ghidorah gets the upper hand and suddenly grabbed Godzilla and wraps his neck around him to secure him and takes flight and takes him into the air all the way up to the stratosphere. This is where Ghidorah dropped him as he subtly catches fire as he goes through the atmosphere here is one thing I didn’t expect, but yet she landed in water that would help them to survive if you actually crash land to earth he would definitely be hurting now whether that would have killed him or not we do not know because he landed in water conveniently. A lot of people were under the assumption before the movie actually came out that this was Mothra falling from the sky. I soon found out through a leak script that that was not the case.
What would happen next is Mothra new Godzilla was not in any shape to get up and fight until he collected himself. This is where Mothra sacrifices are so and directly flies towards Ghidorah and he would obliterate her and her life force going to Godzilla and suddenly he was star sparking red all through his body. Shortly after this Ghidorah recoil himself around Godzilla and try to crush him this is how powerful Ghidorah is. Godzilla was definitely feeling the constricting. Many people would assume that this would be the end of Godzilla however, Russell would distract Ghidorah with the Orca and he would begin to chase her to the point that he would use his gravity beams on her vehicle and blow it out off the road to the point you see Emma Russell laying there on the ground and she would one of the last words to King Ghidorah “Long Live the King” and she would die. This would give Godzilla a chance to collect himself and boy did he.
Before we get into the final scenes here I do want to mention that when Jonah Allen looks at Emma Russell and says “Long Live the King” he is referring to Ghidorah not Godzilla. Because Godzilla has not earned the right to be called King Ghidorah because that is a status for one Alpha to lead all others. He has not earned that right until he defeats Ghidorah.
This is where you see the burning Godzilla because of the life force energy within Mothra that was consumed by Godzilla he is now a super tight. Ghidorah at one time was a super tighten. This is why I say Godzilla if you did not get those power ups he would be under the control eventually by Ghidorah because this Godzilla is not strong enough to defeat Ghidorah without those power ups. Anyway getting back to the burning Godzilla which in this case he was and for the longest time I was just under the assumption that it wasn’t really the same as Godzilla in Godzilla versus Destroyah which came out in 1995, but in fact it is the same. He would emit such immense energy to the point that Ghidorah literally burned up from the intense heat that this Godzilla was giving off.
Now we will get into my closing statements as well as the last part of this review and what I don’t like and what I do like. 1st we know that Godzilla does eventually step on Ghidorah’s just burning a hole into him killing him almost instantly. Here is what I don’t like and I know a lot of Godzilla fans will not agree with this this is just my thinking on it. I do not believe that this Godzilla should be that powerful as of the ending was rather quick for me and it should ended in a different way with an extremely very cool battle scene. However it was very short and sweet only because this Godzilla was way too powerful. That’s not a negative think as we have seen him like this in Godzilla versus Destroyah but he died after that. This one here is a little bit different don’t get me wrong there is some cool elements about the end fight. He does tackle and Russell around with Ghidorah’s head and swallows it to the point that he chars it eats it.
This is where all the other titans suddenly show all including Rodan and the all suddenly bowed down to the King of monsters. Now in the image above kind of reminds me of the Heisei Series Godzilla as he has a very prominent strong look in stature. Until we get to the Hill scene then that all changes.
Now as you can see in this scene he does not look good here it’s kind of odd looking in my opinion. It is not my intent is to criticize it but he does look funny standing on the hill. Anyway he does earn the right to be called the King of monsters. Now let’s give you my personal thoughts overall about the film. I thoroughly enjoyed this film as for the human characters in my opinion they serve their purpose and the fight scenes were absolutely amazing in this film. Ghidorah they did him justice as he was absolutely a fantastic menace to society or in this case a menace to the entire planet. As I mentioned before no other Kaiju or tighten as far as we know not stop the mighty Ghidorah not even Godzilla. The only reason he actually beat him was because of those 2 power ups. When he consumed Mothra’s life force man did he look absolutely powerful I will give it to them they did a great job in that part. He was absolutely unstoppable after that and it did remind me of the Godzilla in Godzilla versus Destroyah before he actually melted down at 1200°. This Godzilla I’m sure was just as powerful.
Anyway Mothra she played a very small part in this film and I honestly want to see a standalone film with her in it. Now according to the post credit scene we do actually see Jonah Allen is going into the monitor station that is located at outpost 56 and there are fisherman’s that you have a decapitated head of Ghidorah. Jonah says in a quote “we’ll take it” and this is where it ended. What he does with the DNA to this debt Ghidorah head I’m sure that I’ll use it in the next film. Anyway getting back on track with Mothra like to see a standalone film with her in it. Rodan absolutely amazing however he was kind treated as just a side effect to the film as he really in my opinion didn’t play a major part though he looked absolutely amazing in this film. They did an amazing job on him I have no complaints with this Rodan.
The other titans that are in this film they suddenly show up and I can honestly say I am not impressed with them because they don’t really look like Kaiju as they are more along the lines in some cases gigantic species of spider, woolly mammoths, and other species as well. All I also went to mention I did see another to that was at the end of the film where they bow down to Godzilla I did see one. Now whether there was a female or a male I don’t think it was Muto Prime because in the prequel graphic novels it seems that this particular Muto is capable of killing the Godzilla’s and it is very powerful. I also don’t think that was a Muto Prime it was probably just another Muto.
Anyway I got to say that I did thoroughly enjoyed this film the human characterization as well as the Kaiju or titans fighting in this film that was the best part about this film because it was loaded with all kinds of action. Now there are some people out there that complained yet again that there was too much human characterization in this film. Honestly you got to have some human characterization you can’t just totally eliminated.
Now there are those critics that will always sleep and this film I myself will not do that because I thoroughly enjoyed this film. No I am not a critic I’m just a reviewer of a film. I will tell you this and I did post a video from YouTube that explains what’s happening with the Monsterverse if this movie does not succeed and Godzilla versus Kong does not succeed as well it will be the end of the Monsterverse. As far as I can see right now according to the box office profits right now this film is not doing well. However it is not bad. Go I will tell you even though it is the number 1 that is not totally impossible because there are no other movies out there that can compete with this film. We have Aladdin obviously that compete with it. There is John Wicks 3 which in my opinion would be a good movie, but would not compete with the likes of Godzilla.
Rocket man is supposed to be a really good movie however I don’t know much about it. It is based on Elton John know whether it would compete with Godzilla popularity it would definitely go into different directions when it comes to that. Technically there really isn’t anything out there right now that can actually compete with Godzilla King of the Monsters. This is why it is easily a noble one right now. Though the pattern for the Monsterverse is not doing well as compared to Godzilla 2014. There’s probably several reasons for that one is when people actually saw Godzilla 2014 they were not actually over impressed with the film. So in their minds this one would probably be the same and they decided not to go to the theaters and watch it. I’m sure the probably going to come that on DVD. This film in itself through the entire theater run as well as the Blu-ray and DVD releases along with the merchandising it should do pretty good. Honestly I don’t think it would come close to Godzilla 2014 as it made roughly around $540 million. Kong: Skull Island is another film that did even better than Godzilla. So there are 3 Monsterverse films so far. If this one doesn’t do well and Godzilla versus Kong if is not well written and it does not upset the fans if there’s too much human characterization in this film then it’s going to fail as well. There’s got to be slumping numbers. This will and the Monsterverse.
To further add to this I had a YouTuber who made a comment about my video I posted based on a leak script of Godzilla versus Kong and we know for fact that these lease scripts are not 100% accurate, but I do know that the copyright will expire in 2021 shortly after the movie’s release. It is said that if these movies do well enough profit wise they will continue the Monsterverse however, we are not seeing this with this new movie, but right now it is too early to tell on whether or not they will continue it or not. Anyway this YouTuber that they already have the copyrights to Godzilla and I did not get a response back when I asked where he got that information from. Either he was messing around or he has no clue. Anyway long story short if the Monsterverse does not succeed with this film we will not see any more monster films from Legendary or Warner Bros. Of these not for now. Another thing I like to mention is Universal Studios owns the rights to King Kong also says that it is not their problem if they should fail in making the profits that they need for the Monsterverse to succeed that all falls on Warner Bros. and legendary pictures.
Anyway long story short I’m going to ended here as the entire movie I did thoroughly enjoy, but there were a few things I didn’t care for the whole Godzilla standing on that hill people kind of odd. Another thing I like to mention that I did not care about and a lot of people don’t care about is the fact that when we have these fight scenes they seem to automatically cut to the human characters. You should not do this with a Kaiju film. You should concentrate on the flights and then have the human characters centered on those particular fights and not cut off to the human characters in the middle of the fight. They did this with Godzilla 2014 and this is probably another reason why people don’t like what they do with these films. The last thing you really care for and it’s not a major complaint is the fact that this Godzilla is way too powerful and he killed Ghidorah a little too easy without power. It should straight out fine because honestly in this film Godzilla was holding his own to a certain degree and it would’ve been a great fight if it wasn’t for that super power ups that he gets. He would not have defeated Ghidorah otherwise. Anyway people I will see you at the next movie review. .