I go away for a few days and as I understand it, there is a great panic among the fandom regarding the Rotten Tomatoes scores, the box-office take, etc. I get it. I won’t leave you guys again!
This was like a thrill ride, but without going to an amusement park! Far from perfect and probably ends up being my third favorite of the Mosnterverse. But for the most part I enjoyed it.
For those coming here who had already prejudged it, and noticeably did not offer us any bullet points as to why they disliked it, I could care less of what you guys think. For those who gave a detailed list as to why perhaps you gave it a thumbs down, that I could understand better, even if I may disagree with some of the assessments.
In the end, this was a monster movie, which… turned out to be a monster movie!
As for the humans, I really liked Ken Watannbe, Kyle Chandler, Ziyi Zhang (clever way of making her as the twins) and Sally Hawkins, which was heartbreaking to see her eventual demise (same of course, for Watannabe). Millie Bobby Brown was OK. Vera Farmiga’s motives were somewhat confusing, but then again, so were Emmy Kano’s in “Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah”, a film that is somehow “loved” by many in the fandom. I’ve only seen two episodes of “Game of Thrones”, so I am not at all familiar with Charles Dance, but did find his villain somewhat cardboard.
As for the monsters themselves, I only wish we would have seen more of Rodan. Godzilla is great. Mothra is pretty awesome and Ghidrah, for the first time since the 1960s, is back to his gloriously menacing self!
Box office wise, it may underperform, it may not, but things will be OK. We still have one more movie in the cue, and I am betting that the Mosnterverse will continue on, but if not, then we had our fun, but it certainly will not be the end of Godzilla!