Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
  • PG-13
  • 2h 12m
  • 2019
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The story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

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Critics Consensus: Godzilla: King of the Monsters delivers spectacular kaiju action -- and reaffirms that cutting-edge effects are still no substitute for a good story.
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Monster movie sequel is muddled, violent, overly long.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the sequel to 2014's Godzilla; it features the same giant lizard, as well as a host of other massive monsters. Expect destruction on a massive scale: Giant swathes of land and cities full of people are wiped out by monsters who stomp through civilization heedlessly. Scores of people are killed -- crushed, eaten, dropped from great heights, hurled against walls, imprisoned in giant webs, etc. -- but there's no blood or gore, and the deaths are usually pictured from a distance. That lessens the impact, but young/sensitive viewers might still be scared. A couple of deaths are scarier, including ones in which characters sacrifice their own lives to save others. Romance/sex is almost nonexistent, save for a few references to mating monsters, and there's no drinking (one character does have a beer on his desk and refers to inviting a monster over for a beer). Cursing is infrequent, but characters do say "f--k," "s--t, "goddamn," "ass," and "bitch," generally in reference to the monsters. The movie's central theme, in which humans wish to find ways to reverse the damage we've done to our planet, is a positive one, but the method one particular scientist is working toward will only succeed if huge numbers of people die. The supporting cast has extensive diversity, but the main characters are all white, and none of them are given particularly meaty arcs. Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Kyle Chandler co-star.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
  • Release Date:May 31, 2019
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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