Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Blu-ray/DVD Combo Edition

Action sequences/special effects – A+. Story – D. Sometimes within one film you get a tale of opposites with one aspect being stellar while the other lags far behind. This is definitely a popcorn film. You cannot have your brain on while watching it at all. Just keep your senses active for this one and you might end up happy.

Godzilla might be the king of the monsters yet it is rarely the king of the screen. Yet they keep making Godzilla films. And more intriguing here is the cast. Big names make up the ranks. Obviously they were just looking for some green screen fun. Had to know that no one was getting any notice from Oscar for this one.

Plot holes abound here. Might even, with no exaggeration, have been bigger than Godzilla himself. Here, humans are attempting to coexist with the giant Titans on planet Earth. Scientific agency Monarch has been conducting experiments trying to better understand what we are up against. Scientists like Dr. Emma Russell (played by Vera Farmiga), Dr. Graham (played by Sally Hawkins) and Dr. Serizawa (played by Ken Watanabe) dedicate all of their time to this.

Emma’s ex-husband Mark (played by Kyle Chandler) is working on an orca signal to communicate with whales having left the Titan research group. He is pulled back in when activity is registered at the different Monarch research facilities around the world and his ex-wife and daughter Madison (played by Millie Bobby Brown) are put in danger as it seems like Godzilla is going to wage a battle against certain Titans.

What fans of Godzilla films will love are the references back to previous films and that you get plenty of the oldies but goodies like Mothra, Rodan and King Gidorah. You don’t watch this film for the humans as they are repeatedly silly, behave terribly and make stupid decisions. Kinda wanted Godzilla to kill them all in the end to put everyone out of their misery.

Special Features

– Commentary by Michel Dougherty, Zach Shields and O’Shea Jackson Jr.
– Welcome to the Monsterverse
– Monsters 101: Godzilla: Nature’s Fearsome Guardian
– Monsters 101: Mothra: Queen of the Monsters
– Monsters 101: Ghidorah: The Living Extinction Machine
– Monsters 101: Rodan: Airborne God of Fire
– Evolution of the Titans: Godzilla 2.0
– Evolution of the Titans: Making Morthra
– Evolution of the Titans: Creating Ghidorah
– Evolution of the Titans: Reimagining Rodan
– Monarch in Action: The Yunnan Temple
– Monarch in Action: Castle Bravo
– Monarch in Action: The Antarctic Base
– Monarch in Action: The Isla de Mara Volcano
– Monarch in Action: The Undersea Lair
– Millie Bobby Brown: Force of Nature
– Monster Tech: Monarch Joins the Fight
– Monsters Are Real
– Deleted Scenes
– Theatrical Trailers: Life
– Theatrical Trailers: Supremacy
– Theatrical Trailers: Over the Rainbow
– Theatrical Trailers: Wonder Rumble

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