By Marc S. Sanders
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
Imagine our reaction upon learning that the cast of this epic features the following:
Academy Award Nominee: David Strathairn
Academy Award Nominee: Ken Wantanabe
Academy Award Nominee: Vera Farmiga
Academy Award Nominee: Sally Hawkins
The FBI Guy from The Wolf Of Wall Street: Kyle Chandler
Emmy Nominee: Millie Bobbie Brown
Emmy Nominee: Charles Dance
…and the guy from Speed and Terminator 2: Judgement Day and most importantly the 2nd episode of What’s Happenning!!!: Joe Morton
Here is a film where scientist Vera Farmiga justifies waking up 10 million ton monsters on earth because it will “SAVE THE EARTH FROM POLLUTION DUE TO OVER POPULATION.” (Ahem, couldn’t she have just called Thanos?”)
Here is a film where scientists reason that the only way to communicate with Gorjira (a bad ass looking three headed Hydra) is by humpback whale frequency. (Ahem…one more thing…couldn’t Spock simply travel back to the mid 1980s and pick up George & Gracie?)
Here is a film where Boston is brought down to rubble save one street conveniently available for a Hummer to race down so that Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga can race back to their house to find daughter Millie Bobbie Brown safely taking refuge.
Despair not though my friends.
There was one sole remaining functioning traffic light still standing following the mass destruction. That’s all I need for self assurance.
Let me tell you something though. You get your money’s worth out of this mashed potatoes of a film. One of the best comedies of the year!!!
It was a lot of fun.