Godzilla II King of the Monsters movie review: It’s imagination gone wild


The ensemble of well-known actors are caught in an even weirder human story, particularly the family of Mark (Chandler), Emma (Farmiga) and daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things). 0
Comment(s) The thought isn’t original, but in all honestly, you can’t say you have seen this movie before. Advertising

Sixty-five years and 35 films. It’s imagination gone wild, in kinds, numbers, types, scales of giants, who clash everywhere from Mexico to Antarctica, and from underwater (in an Atlantis-type city, but “way, way older”) to up in the air. Here, the top villain is an “eco-terrorist”, Jonah (Dance), seeking to wreak mayhem “to restore the Earth’s balance”. Particularly as the central premise of Godzilla II is posing this question, repeatedly, that given how we have treated the planet, who deserves this Earth more: them or us? That’s not bad for a giant that started out as a man in a rubber suit in 1954. The idea, to cut a long story short, is to unleash the giants — who have been “contained” at sites across the world, by secretive governments — in the hope that they will kill enough people for the survivors to live happily ever after. The last time round, in 2014, the parents had lost a son to a godzilla attack. Now that we are officially into the Anthopocene epoch, to reflect how the Earth has been shaped by human activity, Hollywood blockbusters too have been popping up this question with rising frequency. All of it is bathed in this uniform, dull grey that makes things hard to decipher, and harder to care for. And here they are, in the midst of it all again, with “bisonar” control devices, “oxygen destroyers”, Earth extinction theories, and luck that should have run out long ago. But now that we are into the 35th, it is time to repeat, ‘Please, let the godzilla go’.