Godzilla: King of the Monsters Early Reactions Tease Colossal Kaiju Romp

Godzilla: King of the Monsters doesn’t open until May 31, but the embargo for spoiler-free reactions on social media was lifted for those who caught press screenings and premieres. The consensus seems to be this—King of the Monsters is an absolute blast.

We’ve grabbed a slew of Tweets and embedded them below. Directed by Mike Dougherty from a script he co-wrote with Zach Shields and Max Borenstein, King of the Monsters boasts a great cast, but clearly was written and directed with the real stars in mind—Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah. The Kaiju clash is the heart of the film, eschewing the more atmospheric approach that Gareth Edwards took in his beautiful but less monster-focused Godzilla in 2014. As you can see from the reactions, the results are the kind of epic monster mash folks want from their Godzilla films. The trailers and teasers we’ve seen thus far all hinted at the Kaiju taking front and center, but these reactions really hammer home just how much the King of Monsters team made sure the film was true to the title.

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.

Check out the reactions below.

Featured image: 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. Courtesy of Warner. Bros Pictures


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