Godzilla: King of the Monsters is utterly, deliciously, fantastic, or rather, should I say, monster-static. It delivers first-rate enjoyment from first frame to last, without a moment to pause and catch your breath.
For those who’ve closely followed Godzilla and his buddies over the many Japanese films from the 50s to the early 2000s, this’ll be nothing short of a sleek, modernized mash-up in seventh heaven, purely because of how closely it follows the Toho classics. As for the others, there’s enough of kaiju action, larger-than-life set pieces, and no-holds-barred, sock-em, bash-em monster mayhem, to strap in and have a joyride.
Godzilla II: King of the Monsters may not boast high art, a deep narrative, or great character arcs, but it guarantees an A-grade blast of entertainment (literally speaking, in places), and sometimes, that’s all you need to have a jolly good time at the movies. Oh, and pay close attention to the various Easter Eggs, not to mention the post-credit scene.
Movified Rating: 5/5 for diehard fans of Japanese-kaiju films
4.5/5 for neutral viewers