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Godzilla: King of the Monsters | Michael Dougherty

May 30, 2019

Where 2014’s Godzilla tried to take its cues from Ishiro Honda’s iconic 1954 introduction to the character, the new Godzilla: King of the Monsters skews a lot closer to Toho Studios’ more cartoonish, action-packed sequels that poured in during the 60’s and especially the 80’s. The 2014 film was a purposeful, slow-moving story of filial strife and environmental paranoia, and while it was overrun with insufficiently exciting human characters (a problem that befalls nearly every kaiju film in history, this one…

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