Starring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch
Director: Michael Dougherty
Release date: 29th May 2019
San Francisco 2014, and the devastation is over.. Five years later and the anniversary of the tragedy is being marked. Emma (Vera Farmiga) and her daughter, Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) are now living at Monarch Outpost 61 in China. An experiment using sound frequencies is being done on a huge creature named Mothra. Things don’t go as planned though when a group of terrorists storm the facility and kill everyone there. They take Emma and Madison captive and escape, though not before releasing the creature. Meanwhile in Colorado, Madison’s dad, Mark (Kyle Chandler) is living a solitary life, working on his own sound research. A group of scientists arrive and ask for his help plus there’s also the fact that his family has been forcibly taken. He agrees to come with them, but solely to get his family back. Why have Emma and Madison been kidnapped? And why have the terrorists freed Mothra? It’s not long before a familiar creature re-emerges from the depths of the ocean…
The first film, ‘Godzilla’, was released back in 2014 and was a huge success in the box offices, making a huge $200 million in the US and $529million in worldwide sales. The success of this movie has led to this ‘Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters’ movie and also the forthcoming Godzilla vs Kong film, which is due for release next year.
If you watched the first Godzilla movie then you should have a pretty good idea of what to expect from this one. There’s not really much of a concrete story running through but if you’re not too concerned with that, then you will probably really enjoy it. The creatures/ Titans in this movie look pretty realistic though and there’s quite a few punch ups between them which are amazing to watch. There’s also some slightly comedic touches via comments from various characters, which does add to the mood of the film as a whole.
The main stand-out human character in the film for me, is Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Madison. You may recognise her from a small TV show called ‘Stranger Things’. She’s really come along in leaps and bounds as an actress in the past few years and we’ll probably be seeing her in a lot more things in the future.
A big blockbuster of a movie, go see it if you love your films loud, explosive and full of enormous monster fights. Godzilla is The Daddy!