When will people learn that Godzilla is one of the good guys? How many times can he save the world before humankind stops trying to kill him?
Such was my lament after watching GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS.
No spoiler alert. I’m not going to go into detail about the plot. Suffice to say it’s similar to every other Godzilla movie: Humans do something stupid that unleashes humongous scary, deadly creatures determined to destroy the planet. Enter the benevolent yet dangerous nuclear lizard to beat the radioactive snot out of them. We try to kill him, he saves us in spite of ourselves.
I really enjoyed this movie. Although I didn’t see it in IMAX or 3D format, the special effects were great. The colors were vibrant, the monsters detailed and awe-inspiring. I did see it in a Dolby Atmos theater. What a thrill for the seats (and the walls!) to vibrate when Godzilla roared!
If you’ve read any of the reviews by professional critics, you know it wasn’t well-received. They had serious issues with the plot. What did they expect for a Godzilla/Kaiju movie?
The measure for me is whether or not I’d see it again. Hell yeah, I would. I’ll watch every Godzilla movie, hoping that we eventually get it through our stubborn heads that he’s on our side.