Godzilla: King of the Monsters ★★★½

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For a film as anticipated as this was, this was bound to be a bit of a disappointment.

The sequences featuring the Titans are thrilling and beautiful to behold (Bear McCreary’s score is rather excellent to listen to), the cinematography is stunning and the visual effects are terrific. That being said, the human characters are plentiful and are pretty boring, meaning the audience are just waiting around for the Titans to come back on screen. 

It really depends on what you look for in a Godzilla film. Do you like the political satire of the original ‘54 film and the connotations of nuclear warfare or the 2011 Japanese tsunami in 2016’s ‘Shin Godzilla’, or do you prefer the mindless Kaiju action set pieces of the Showa and Heisei Eras? This one has far more monster battles than the 2014 Gareth Edwards film, but the human characters remain wholely uninteresting. Is it possible to have both the satire and the action scenes? Is that the perfect Godzilla film?