Directed by Michael Dougherty
While we’re getting superhero movies here and there, Warner Bros. Pictures together with Legendary Pictures offer a different kind of cinematic universe – the monster universe. Little did I know, I want it more than I expected.
We first got the rebooted version of Godzilla in 2014, the Kong: Skull Island in 2017. Now, ‘Godzilla II: King of the Monsters’ expands the monster universe into something bigger than the two monsters introduced thru their solo films. It’s like bringing back childhood memories of how we imagine monsters fight. That’s one of the essence of the film, bringing this huge movie together to create an unworldly fight of titans that came from the air, land or sea. Different sizes, different powers, all mighty.
But more than that, the film also tackles the politics in what or who decides in this world-ending chaos that is happening. Who make mistakes and who should be the one being punished for it. The answer? It’s hard to point at someone because it’s out of their control.
Maybe the story was thin, maybe the film did focus on the titan fights, but ‘Godzilla II: King of the Monsters’ is a jaw-dropping and entertaining monster movie. I was still in awe after walking outside the cinema. The experience was sensational especially seeing it on a giant IMAX screen. It was not perfect but damn, me and my family had a great time.
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
‘Godzilla II: King of the Monsters’ is now showing in cinemas nationwide from Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated G by the MTRCB.