Godzilla: King of the Monsters ★★★½

Unruly and all over the place in terms of plot and pacing and like the 2014 incarnation, takes an eternity for the titular titan to make an initial appearance. However, unlike Gareth Edwards' po-faced predecessor, director Michael Dougherty, who has already delivered a couple of terrific, fun fright flicks in Trick 'R Treat and Krampus, seems to realise that a film of this nature should concentrate on giant, city-stomping behemoths beating seven shades out of each other at every possible opportunity and not pad its running time out with tedious relationship drama and generational family angst.
With some stunning action sequences and striking shots (King Ghidorah sat atop a volcano against an apocalyptic burning sky is an arresting fantasy image), much to my surprise this is not only a far superior sequel, but in what has been a particularly poor season, possibly my favourite blockbuster of the summer so far....'King hell!