The Final Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer is a Beast

Director Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters offers bigger, meaner monsters for the single price of a movie ticket. Gareth Edwards reintroduced the king of the monsters to the big screen in 2014’s Godzilla, which also had a bunch of other monsters in it. Yet Edwards’ film was more of a gorgeously rendered and evocatively staged epic, whereas Doughtery’s movie feels like a full blown monster mash. The final trailer suggests that Dougherty and all involved have let the titular Titans loose in every possible way. There are great actors in this film, but the show belongs to Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.

About that cast, though. It is stellar. Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi. Those are some really good actors! They’ve got some funny lines, to boot. Yet every trailer has reinforced the idea that this is going to be a summer blockbuster in the classic sense. The film belongs to the beasts while the humans try to haplessly referee.

Here’s the synopsis for King of the Monsters:

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is an epic action-adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens on May 31, 2019.

Featured image: Caption: Godzilla rises from the depths and unleashes his atomic breath to claim his crown as King of the Monsters in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


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