Coming Soon -- Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Becky Aurit

As a kid, I was a big fan of old monster movies. The type of franchise or age of movie didn't really matter, just as long as the film involved the presence of something really evil or something giant and destructive. In hindsight, I probably got old monster movies a lot, since they were free from the library next to my dad's office. Even so, they were a pretty significant factor during my formative years, and impacted my current taste in movies.


Now that I am an adult, I still get a little excited when I hear about a new Godzilla movie, even though history has shown that they aren't usually very good. Still, I hoped for good things when I heard about the upcoming release of "Godzilla: King of Monsters." After watching the trailer, I am a bit apprehensive about the quality of "Godzilla: King of Monsters," but I'll still probably give it a chance.


In "Godzilla: King of Monsters," Earth is facing not one, but 27 different giant monsters. The beginning of the trailer shows several of the creatures rising out of the ground, including Mothra, Rodan, and the alpha monster Ghidorah. I hate finding small moths in my living room, and usually hope the cats will take care of them, so the idea of a really big moth like Mothra is creepy. Not as creepy as the idea of a cat big enough to take on Mothra, though.


In order to defeat the hoard of monsters, a team of scientists decides to unleash Godzilla, in hopes that he will help in the battle against the giant beasts. The bulk of the trailer is made up of a series of action shots, with monsters fighting other monsters, and members of the military trying to kill the creatures. These shots seem very dark to me, which makes me wonder about the quality of the special effects, given that "Godzilla: King of Monsters" supposedly had a budget of $200 million.


Millie Bobby Brown is featured heavily in the preview for "Godzilla: King of Monsters," and her character seems to have some sort of special connection to the monsters. In addition to Brown, the rest of the cast of the movie is pretty decent. The scientists, who are the parents of Brown's character, are played by Vera Farmiga and that coach guy from "Friday Night Lights." "Godzilla: King of Monsters" also features Academy Award winner Sally Hawkins. Fortunately for her, there are no fish monsters in this movie.


"Godzilla: King of Monsters" opens the weekend of May 31-June 2, alongside "Rocketman" and "Ma." With giant monsters, Elton John, and a creepy horror flick, there will be something for everyone at the theaters on this crowded weekend.



Watch the trailer for "Godzilla: King of Monsters" on YouTube


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