GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Reviews Are Mixed; Is Great Action Enough To Make Up For A Bad Story?

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Reviews Are Mixed; Is Great Action Enough To Make Up For A Bad Story?

After initial Twitter reactions, Godzilla: King of the Monsters seemed to be a big hit with critics, but with the Tomatometer saying otherwise, it may come down to how much people love monster movies...

Godzilla: King of the Monsters has had one of the best marketing campaigns in recent memory, with striking and beautiful trailers to accompany the film's brilliant character posters.

The cast is full of star power as well, with Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown catching the attention of general audiences. That being said, the mixed reception to the film was something that no one saw coming, especially with so many positive reactions from press screenings over the past few weeks.

With the review embargo now lifted, critics have gotten the chance to write their extensive thoughts on the film. Check out some highlights below:

Alonso Duralde - The Wrap

Yes, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is ultimately a Saturday matinee writ large, but that’s nothing to sneeze fire at; countless big, expensive action movies fail at making their way into a viewer’s pleasure center, but this one knows exactly how to be, in the truest sense of the word, sensational.

Ben Travis - Empire

What you’re left with is a catastrophically dumb, thunderously boring blockbuster as numbing and unsatisfying as the worst Transformers movies — even one hilariously nutty sub-aquatic development can’t liven things up. King Of The Monsters should be monster fun — instead, it’s a bit of a monstrosity.

Chris Nashawaty - Entertainment Weekly

Before anyone reading this starts complaining that I just don’t get what movies like Godzilla: King of the Monsters are all about, that I’m the sort of killjoy who should just relax, let me say that it would be a lot easier to take it less seriously if the people who made the movie cared enough to take it more seriously.

Scott Collura - IGN

Unfortunately, the film’s plot is needlessly confusing, and not all that smart at times, and the lead characters could’ve used a little more fleshing out. Still, King of the Monsters course corrects from the 2014 film by giving audiences an abundance of monster action, proving that Hollywood can do right by Godzilla and his fellow kaiju.

Mike Ryan - Uproxx

It’s a movie with a convoluted plot and makes no sense (having no plot would have been much better) with nonstop, barely comprehensible monster fights that just go on forever and keep happening. There were times when even Godzilla looked bored. At one point he just goes away for a big part of the movie so he can take a nap and “recharge.” (I’m not making that up.)

Make up your own mind about the movie when Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomps into theaters this weekend.
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