Godzilla II: King of the Monsters

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters

Godzilla goes up against Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah in this blockbuster action sequel with an ensemble cast including Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, O'Shea Jackson and more.

Secretive scientific agency Monarch, seen in 2014's Godzilla and 2017's Kong: Skull Island, has spent decades studying massive unidentified terrestrial organisms. As more god-sized monsters emerge, considered by a rival organisation to be essential to Earth's survival by wiping out humanity, both Monarch and Godzilla must fight battles on an epic scale.

2019Rating: M, Violence & offensive language131 minsUSA
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Godzilla II: King of the Monsters / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters is the darkest film I’ve seen for a while. No, not thematically, but in a Pacific Rim “let’s shoot everything gloomily so you can’t bloody see it” kind of way. Static images and production design sketches may look cool and moody and stuff when they’re ominously lit, but I expect most people like to be able to actually see the movies they watch.

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Flicks, Craig Mathieson

Flicks, Craig Mathieson

It’s a royal rumble of titanic monsters, as the iconic Japanese sea creature Godzilla confronts a slew of giant prehistoric foes and some very confused humans. There’s a degree of spectacle but it’s a misshapen movie.

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Variety

Variety

You won't feel cheated; at stray moments, you'll feel the wonder. But for every high point, there's a moment when the thrill threatens to leak away.

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Time Out

Time Out

If you go to these things to see cities flambéed and flattened, you won't leave disappointed. At the same time - almost impressively - director and co-screenwriter Michael Dougherty is savvy enough to make the human drama monster-shaped.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's rather beside the point to note plot goofiness in a Godzilla picture, but this one does push its luck now and then.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Within minutes of the film itself expectations start to dissipate, quickly replaced with crushing disappointment.

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Stuff

Stuff

Uninvolving, needlessly complicated and far too talky.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A kaiju-sized step up from the monster's 2014 Legendary Pictures debut.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...if you're in the mood to see skyscraper-sized monsters smacking the everloving shit out of one another, you're absolutely going to have a good time...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An overload of repetitive, joyless destruction that mistakes volume and demolition for actual excitement.

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