The monsters from around the globe are awakened by Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) with the help of Alan Jonah (Charles Dance) and his team of hired mercenaries.
A device called the Orca used to settle down large monsters now called Titans. The piece of technology is the heart and true connection to the monsters that roam about.
Godzilla has been made a multitude of times, and of those times there are only a few that rise above it all. Two come to mind, and it includes the most current, Godzilla: King of Monsters. The other film goes way back to 1984, Godzilla 1985. Raymond Burr stars as the hero of the film, at least he was back in 84.
Granted the films in 1984 weren't the best but it had substance, at least for me it did. The imagery back then was good, it managed to pull you in. The story was basic, the actors did what they could to make the story work, and believe me, it did. Raymond Burr was the bomb! Perry Mason man. He's old school, but it's what we had back in the day. It was directed by Koji Hashimoto and R. J. Kizer; Writers credit go to Hideichi Nagahara, Tony Randel, and story by Tomoyuki Tanaka. The story wasn't a huge blockbuster, but it was an amazing film to watch back in the day.
That being said let's talk about the new film, Godzilla: King of Monsters. The opening sequence was exciting. It was as if you're diving into a pool, head first. besides everyone knows that's the way you dive right? What if someone were to push you in. Or even laugh at you when before the big jump; Messing with your position, stance, whatever. Either way, the film put you right in the action. Especially when Mothra is first introduced, the Titian is not only beautiful but a cool monster. The effects are really amazing, I also love the battle between Mothra and Rodan which was a really good fight, both Monsters fought well.
Vera Farmiga did a really good job as her character archetype. She like any part this wonderful actress gets plays her part to perfection. The story arch which had a big reveal later in the film, I sorta revealed it the first part of my review or intro. My apologies to my fans; It went a bit off, sorry. Anyway, the story is focused on the central character, which is Dr. Emma Russell. She has that Orca device that controls, calms the Titans. A way of communication. Her daughter, Madison Russell played by (Millie Bobby Brown) is distraught about her dad, Dr. Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler). I like the way the family issue came in despite the problems happening in the world.
Godzilla: King of Monsters is not your typical film. It's a creature feature with a lot of monster action, old school way. The aircraft being taken out by the monster Rodan. The scenes were so good; jets flew by as Rodan flys towards them with amazing agility. Taking out one jet with his talons, the other with his beak. Then looping high, swooping behind the other jets. That scene itself was a huge reason why this film was so successful. The action flowed, I know I write about it many times, but the action also tells a story. It manages to compose a beautiful synergy that when it stops you feel content. If anything this film is one of the best Godzilla films to date. My thumb high up to the creators of this wonderful film. My suggestion, see the film and enjoy the monster rampage. Because if anything this film has it's just that, cool monster fights.