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.
#GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters is the modern day Godzilla movie you’ve been waiting for. It’s everything the 2014 Godzilla isn’t, while still retaining the best elements of that film and elevating them x 100. Monstrous action that rattles the theater. So damn good. @GodzillaMovie pic.twitter.com/claFZH3oq1
— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) May 10, 2019
Social reaction embargo has lifted on #GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters, so I can finally say OH MY GODZILLA YESSSSS! If your biggest complaint of #Godzilla 2014 was not enough monster time, DEFINITELY get it in this! Let them fight! Had a great time from start to finish! #godzillamovie pic.twitter.com/8qNfQ3P9b9
— Detective Andre-chu (@BlackNerd) May 11, 2019
As someone who is not by any means a Godzilla expert (this will be remedied, I swear!) I was lucky enough to see #GodzillaKingoftheMonsters in Tokyo a couple of weeks ago! If you’re looking for some Kaiju-on-Kaiju action, you won’t be disappointed.
— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) May 11, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters rules so goddamn hard. Easily the most fun I’ve had in theaters all year and the best Monsterverse entry yet. The scale is mind-boggling & every action scene could be your new desktop wallpaper. See it on the biggest screen possible. #GodzillaMovie pic.twitter.com/YoZrAAjey1
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) May 11, 2019
#GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters ups the monster action considerably. The battle scenes are gorgeous & fierce & feel ripped from the pages of a gnarly graphic novel. You want a giant-monster movie throwdown, this is it and then some. Can’t wait for that Godzilla vs Kong movie now pic.twitter.com/3RnAOSc00V
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) May 11, 2019
Also the VFX in #GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters are insane. I’m so impressed with what @Mike_Dougherty did with the material and monster battles and can’t wait to see it again. If you weren’t looking forward to the new @GodzillaMovie it’s time to buy tickets. pic.twitter.com/TGiCnCjgxb
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) May 11, 2019
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