We received a copy of Godzilla: King of the Monsters for review. All opinions are my own.
I wasn’t able to see this movie in the theater because we were traveling so much this summer, but I was excited to get a copy of it to watch. We had a family movie night and watched it together and I was impressed.
I am the first to admit there has been an interesting assortment of Godzilla movies over the years so I was a little tainted. But within the first 10 minutes, I knew that this was going to be different. The storyline is fantastic, with all of the new monsters that are introduced and the twists and turns that the movie makes. You will be pulled in and be able to enjoy a great action-packed movie. You can get your copy of Godzilla: King of the Monsters now in stores or online.
Note for families with younger children: There are some intense and graphic fight scenes with the monsters as well as a fair amount of light language and 1 F* word. You may want to watch it first to screen it if you aren’t sure.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Experience the epic monstrous action as legendary Titans collide when “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. Directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus,” “Trick ‘r Treat,” “Superman Returns”), the film stars Kyle Chandler (“Catch-22,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Argo,” TV’s “Friday Night Lights”), Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films, TV’s “Bates Motel”) and Millie Bobby Brown (TV’s “Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut.
From Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Toho Co. Ltd. and Huahua Media, the film’s acclaimed ensemble cast also includes Bradley Whitford (“Get Out,” “The Post”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water,” “Blue Jasmine”), Charles Dance ( TV’s “Game of Thrones,” “The Imitation Game”), Thomas Middleditch (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” TV’s “Silicon Valley”), Aisha Hinds (“Star Trek Into Darkness,” “The Next Three Days”), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton,” “Long Shot”), Oscar nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck,” “Godzilla”), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception,” “Godzilla”) and Golden Globe nominee Ziyi Zhang (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).
Dougherty directed from a script he wrote with Zach Shields, story by Max Borenstein, Dougherty and Shields, based on the characters “Godzilla,” “King Ghidorah,” “Mothra” and “Rodan” owned and created by Toho Co., Ltd. The film was produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Brian Rogers, with Shields, Barry Waldman, Hiro Matsuoka, Keiji Ota, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers, and Ali Mendes and Jay Ashenfelter co-producing for Legendary.
Behind the scenes, Dougherty’s creative team included director of photography Lawrence Sher (the “Hangover” films, “Godzilla”), production designer Scott Chambliss (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”), editors Roger Barton (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the “Transformers” films), Oscar nominee Richard Pearson (“United 93,” “Kong: Skull Island”) and Bob Ducsay (“Godzilla,” “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi”), costume designer Louise Mingenbach (the “X-Men” films, the “Hangover” films) and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (“Life of Pi,” “Godzilla”). Music is by Bear McCreary (TV’s “The Walking Dead,” “10 Cloverfield Lane”).
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS SYNOPSIS
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 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.
4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:
- Commentary by Director
- Godzilla: Nature’s Fearsome Guardian
- Mothra: Queen of the Monsters
- King Ghidorah: The Living Extinction Machine
- Rodan: Airborne God of Fire
- Godzilla 2.0
- Making Morthra
- Creating Ghidorah
- Reimagining Rodan
- The Yunnan Temple
- Castle Bravo
- The Antarctic Base
- The Isla de Mara Volcano
- The Undersea Lair
- Millie Bobby Brown: Force of Nature
- Monster Tech: Monarch Joins the Fight
- Monsters Are Real
- Welcome to the Monsterverse
- Deleted Scenes