The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces 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.
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In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
The new 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 superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.
The scene where Ghidorah awakens in Antarctica is filmed very similarly to the male MUTO's awakening in Janjira in the previous film. Both feature a wide shot of fleeing people in the foreground while the monster climbs out of its prison in the background, and both scenes end with a primary human character fading into unconsciousness as the monster takes flight. See more »
The location of Skull Island shown on MONARCH's big map (somewhere far south and somewhat east of Hawaii) makes absolutely no sense considering a dogfight happened there between an American and a Japanese pilot in 1944. See more »
Not totally sure why people are coming out of seeing the film with the 'it's not what I expected' attitude.
It's Godzilla, it's based on the King of monsters fighting to keep the title (literally, but not literally...).
It's everything I loved about all the previous iterations, the raw power, the sound, the death toll, the bleak realisation that humans are so low down the food chain thier existence is almost pointless.
Absolutely spot on, good cast etc. If I had one criticism, it'd be the flamboyant disregard for the effects of radiation - they use it like fire but without the consequences of nuclear fallout :D
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