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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters IMAX Review - 7 Ups & 4 Downs

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4. The Script Is A Little Messy

Godzilla King Of The Monsters Vera Farmiga Millie Bobby Brown
Warner Bros.

Let's start with a caveat. You are not going into Godzilla: King Of The Monsters for the script. It's a monster movie marketed as an excuse to see some of the most legendary figures from monster movie history fighting on a scale we've never been able to see before. But it still needed some pieces to bridge it together.

Taking a lead from Edwards' Godzilla, the sequel uses its human characters to add heart, but to also add an on-screen filter through which we experience all of the insane events happening. Were they not there, it would have just been a big, daft spectacle that got out of hand very quickly and lost its grip on substance.

The problem is that the script isn't at all restrained enough: whole plot elements are dropped and characters are forgotten or shuffled off-screen so hastily that you wonder why they were even there in the first place (more of which soon). And when you start to notice those issues it's a little harder to have fun. There are also some serious issues with some of the logic of character behaviour.

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