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(Unpopular Opinion) Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a good movie.

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sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-11-2021 11:38 AM

I really should've justified my reasons for liking 2019's Godzilla: King of The Monsters a long time ago.  But anyways, this is belated.  So anyways, I should give a short consensus first:

On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this movie a solid 7.

Now, for my consensus:

Godzilla: King of the Monsters doesn't match the greatness of Kong: Skull Island, but that doesn't mean it's bad.  The story (while mediocre) is ambitious, the family drama element is a great touch, the visual effects and cinematography are stunning, and the cast gives mostly solid performances in badly written characters, with Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things, Enola Holmes) standing out as probably the only star to get an actually good human character in the film.  Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah get great designs, and some good (but reptitive) fights.

 

But now, I need to go deeper into this movie.  So here we go....

First, I should point out what drags this movie down.  What exactly drags the movie down is too.  many.  human.  characters.  If they chopped half of the supporting cast off, then it would work.  But a lot of the supporting characters say basically only a few things and they aren't needed.  Most of the main characters and main supporting characters either stand gawking at the titular monsters or pulling off really stupid decisions.  The only human character that amounts to anything is Millie Bobby Brown's Madison Russell but we'll get to her.  Another thing is that even though the fights are cool, but are repetitive as it's the same thing.  Over and over and over again.  And the third act drags.  I'm not kidding.  And Mothra x Godzilla is weird.  Also, Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) is the worst human character in a Godzilla movie.  Ever.

Next, the good things.  So Madison Russell is the only good human character in this movie and actually makes better decisions than everyone else because of course.  Then the CGI and cinematography is captial A-Amazing and the titan noises (besides Ghidorah) are well-crafted.  Even though the third act drags, it's a cool battle and it shows the power of visual effects.  And the story while mediocre is ambitious and the family drama element is solid.  And it also does a great job of setting up Godzilla Vs. Kong.

But anyways, this movie gets a lot of things right.  and a lot of things wrong.  But hopefully Godzilla Vs. Kong is the massive hit WB needs and this cinematic universe will continue.

But yeah overall, I think Godzilla: KotM is a good movie.

And now I'm never going to watch it ever again because it got worse the 2nd time I watched it.

That's all folks! Upvote and comment below...

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sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-11-2021 11:39 AM

First comment

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

Djdndnejwnwn

MemberGiganMar-11-2021 11:41 AM

I’m not sure how unpopular this opinion is.....

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sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-11-2021 11:49 AM

Oh, I'm sure people disagree with me *cough* *cough* Gman, critics, multiple websites and youtubers, fans, etc.

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

Djdndnejwnwn

MemberGiganMar-11-2021 12:19 PM

Yes but many people think its a good movie too

expecting the worst, sets you up for thr worst

sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-11-2021 12:44 PM

like me?

and yes i know that

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

Xenotaris

MemberGiganMar-11-2021 11:37 PM

I have my gripes but I love King of the Monsters

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Xenotaris

MemberGiganMar-11-2021 11:48 PM

Gman is very bitter over this series and people's opinions of the series

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AdminGodzillaMar-12-2021 5:40 AM

Xenotaris,
Not bitter at all over other's opinions of it. I just find it incredibly over hyped and unable to live up to past films' standards. It's just when I point that out, people get huffy.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

Xenotaris

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 7:01 AM

Yes we know and people don't like when you do that because it makes you look like a purist, no offense. Pointing out that the MonsterVerse doesn't live up to Toho's films may cause newer fans to be turned off from ever viewing the older movies, just saying.

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sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 9:42 AM

Like me.

I am probably never going to watch the old films except for maybe the 54 one.

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G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaMar-12-2021 10:11 AM

Xenotaris,
Well, the reverse of that is it telling people to not give their opinion, which I'll take responsibility for, but am not going to do. Telling people how to have a conversation or to tell them not to converse about it is equally, "gatekeeping".

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 10:16 AM

Admit it though, the MonsterVerse is ambitious though.

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Djdndnejwnwn

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 10:18 AM

I think most of the contention is based on the fact that communication is online, which makes it feel more hostile and foreign, The mask on seeing emotions makes for misunderstandings. I TRY to sugarcoat things often, and try to stop from ranting. Also this is why I haven’t really stated my opinion on KOTM. Not talking about a subject isn’t a great alternative, but communication online requires a certain educate. Which obviously I’m not great at, so I guess I’m being a little Hypocritical  

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G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaMar-12-2021 10:23 AM

sonictiger,
If it's not strong enough to make you want to go back and watch the rest of the series, then no. It's not.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 10:24 AM

I will watch 54 at least

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 10:25 AM

I don’t really want to see cheesy effects

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaMar-12-2021 10:29 AM

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 10:30 AM

What?  I grew up in an era where cgi is the name of the game

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G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaMar-12-2021 10:33 AM

Yeah. But apparently not the expansion of horizons. Enjoy you're name of the game.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

Djdndnejwnwn

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 10:45 AM

I would prefer CGI if I was animating, but then again, I want to build my own suit. Has anyone on the forum done that?

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MilqueChocolate

MemberBaragonMar-12-2021 11:35 AM

Emma could have been a great villain. Instead, they ruined her character with a single move: redemption. Her redemption scene was completely unnecessary, and she should have remained the crazed person she was. Set in her ways until the very end. The soundtrack and monster designs are the only 2 good aspects of this film, but even that doesn't make the film worth watching as you can go on YouTube and listen to the tracks or support the composer by purchasing them. The execution of action sequences was poor. Even if we didnt cut away to the humans each time, the way the monsters actually fought was so boring. Every time we cut back to the action, they would do a basic swipe or tackle then move away again. Is that really worth it??

Djdndnejwnwn

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 11:58 AM

Redemption is often a good character arc, admittedly t could have been better.

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G theorist

MemberBaragonMar-12-2021 1:03 PM

Gvk, in my opinion, would've been a perfect redemption opportunity for emma as she realizes apex has gone too far with Mecha g(realizing that apex never truly cared for the environment) and helps her daughter to stop it. It would've also been a good opportunity to expand on the relationship between the mother and daughter as they spend the last half of the movie trying to deactivate or hamper mechagodzilla together.. But.....:(

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Xenotaris

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 5:27 PM

Gman you misunderstand me, I'm all for opinions but you constantly hound on why the Monstervese is inferior, I get it, I used to be like you and constantly hound how terrible AVP (2004) was compared to the rest of the Alien series. You can find my posts on this very website for that example

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sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 5:32 PM

THANK YOU Xenotaris!!

Gman, you are hating way too much.  Be positive dude.

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Xenotaris

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 5:46 PM

If you want to introduce younger/newer fans to the older movies you have to be more diplomatic and less snarky

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sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 5:47 PM

Again, THANK YOU

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Xenotaris

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 6:24 PM

your welcome sonictiger, the old godzilla movies will take sometime to get used with people running around fighting in monster suits it gets better in the Heisei series onwards since the suits get better looking (in my opinion anyways).

Yeah, I've started out as a huge Jurassic Park fan back in the early 90's. My first exposure to Godzilla was a cartoon called Godzilla Power Hour. Then my first live action Godzilla movie was Godzilla vs Monster Zero aka Godzilla vs The Astro Monster, only have seen Power Hour I was confused on the storyline but had fun watching it because it was a monster movie.

My second Godzilla movie was Godzilla1998, then some odd years later my uncle sent my the entire godzilla series he tapped. I finally decided to watch them to build up hype for Godzilla 2014 from Godzilla 1954 (well the King of the Monsters! verison) all the way to Godzilla vs Destoroyah (1995) I havent got to finish the rest of the series since my VHS player died after playing the first couple minutes of Godzilla 2000. 

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sonictiger

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 6:28 PM

I watched Kong skull island and I was confused on why Godzilla was featured in the post credits

and then I watched the trailer for kotm and watched the movie and I liked it

and now imma hyped for Godzilla vs Kong 

“Calling yourself a hero make you a self-mythologizing narcissistic autocrat!”

Xenotaris

MemberGiganMar-12-2021 6:32 PM

When/if you do go on a Toho Godzilla marathon some of the latter Showa movies can be a drag to watch with all the stock footage you'll be seeing, mostly the reuse of Godzilla and Pals fighting King Ghidorah but its worth it because after the Terror of Mechagodzilla is the first Heisei Godzilla, I liked most of the Heisei series except for Godzilla vs King Ghidorah.

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