Monday 17 June 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters review: 'He looks bored with this whole enterprise'

2 stars

Millie Bobby Brown and Vera Farmiga star in Godzilla:King Of The Monsters (Warner Bros/PA)
Millie Bobby Brown and Vera Farmiga star in Godzilla:King Of The Monsters (Warner Bros/PA)
Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington

Godzilla, an ancient sea beast roused from its slumbers by nuclear tests, first appeared to wage war on humanity in 1954, and time has not improved his mood.

In Gareth Edwards’ nicely designed 2014 film Godzilla, he emerged as an unlikely saviour when San Francisco was ravaged by a very large insect.

He defeated it, but in this daft and badly orchestrated sequel must come to the rescue once more as a plague of giant beasts emerges.

The big guy comes into his own in the climax, but mostly he looks bored with this whole enterprise, and I am much of his opinion.

(12A, 132mins)

Also releasing this week:

Booksmart review: 'Works perfectly as both comedy and drama - and gets its tone exactly right' Sunset review: 'Kafkaesque, melodramatic, enthralling' Ma review: 'Eventually overwhelmed by silliness and has dubious societal subtexts'

Irish Independent

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment

Back to top