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Tippor’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
You know what I wish this film was? Mad Max Fury Road. No joke, I mean, it was a masterpiece, right?
Fury Road was, and I'm quoting my review of it, "a 2 hour, $150 million dollar chase scene through a desert, complete with post-apocalyptic semi-truck tankers, muscle car dune-buggies, moto-cross riders and grannies with guns".
Now, of course I don't want to see that exact thing in the Monsterverse, but this film would have been a lot of fun if it had just been a 90 minute chase and brawl scene between two titans and other various entities from the Monsterverse, plus Mechagodzilla. Because, at the end of the day, no one is going to remember or talk about the plot other than to say it was partly terribly written and partly horribly acted. Some of it was downright cringeworthy. Yes, there were good parts, too. A lot of them were almost rendered moot because of the horribly written "book ends", but, I digress.
Every time I see Adam Wingard's name, I can only think of that god-awful Blair Witch remake he directed. It was actually worse than the original Blair Witch, I didn't even think that was possible. Anyway, this one is definitely better than that. Thank the Monsterverse!
There are two films struggling to become the Apex predator here, ironically. The human and story portion, rating 3 stars and the Monsterverse portion, rating 5 stars. You are not the Apex predator, humans.
So, together it's a 4 star film, I'll be keeping a copy of it right along with the other Monsterverse films I own. Turn your brain off and just enjoy it for the fun action!