Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a 2019 American monster film directed by Michael Dougherty.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 released the trailer:
Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Final Trailer - Now Playing In Theaters.

Story intro

Dr. Emma Russell is a paleobiologist for the crypto-zoological organization Monarch, which seeks out and studies giant creatures known as "Titans". She and her daughter Madison witness the birth of a larva dubbed Mothra. Emma calms Mothra down with the "Orca", a device capable of emitting frequencies that can attract or alter Titan behavior. A group of eco-terrorists, led by Alan Jonah, suddenly attack the base and kidnap Emma and Madison. Mothra flees and pupates under a waterfall. Monarch scientists Dr. Ishirō Serizawa and Dr. Vivienne Graham approach Mark Russell, Emma's ex-husband and Madison's father, to track them down. The Monarch team follow Godzilla to Antarctica, where Jonah intends to free a three-headed Titan codenamed "Monster Zero". Emma frees and awakens Monster Zero, which kills several Monarch members, including Dr. Graham, before battling Godzilla. The team realizes that Emma was not kidnapped by the terrorists, but was secretly working with them. Emma contacts them and argues that the Titans must be awakened in order to heal the planet from the damage that humans have caused. Jonah and Emma awaken another Titan, Rodan, in Mexico. Monarch lures Rodan into fighting the approaching Monster Zero, but Monster Zero swiftly defeats Rodan before being ambushed by Godzilla, who severs its left head. During the fight, the Navy launches a prototype missile called the "Oxygen Destroyer", seemingly killing Godzilla. Monster Zero survives, regrows its lost head, and awakens all the other dormant Titans around the world, with Rodan submitting to its rule. Disillusioned, Madison disowns her mother.

Cast

Kyle Chandler
Dr. Mark Russell: Emma's ex-husband, Madison's father, an animal behavior and communication specialist
Vera Farmiga
Dr. Emma Russell: Mark's ex-wife, Madison's mother, and a renegade paleobiologist in league with ecoterrorist Alan Jonah
Millie Bobby Brown
Madison Russell: Emma and Mark's 12-year-old daughter
Bradley Whitford
Dr. Rick Stanton: A crypto-sonographer working for Monarch
Sally Hawkins
Dr. Vivienne Graham: A paleozoologist working for Monarch as Serizawa's right-hand woman
Charles Dance
Alan Jonah: A former British Army colonel and MI-6 agent
Thomas Middleditch
Dr. Sam Coleman: Monarch's Director of Technology, leader on the development of the Monarch Sciences network, and communications liaison with the U.S. government
Aisha Hinds
Colonel Diane Foster: A decorated colonel
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Jackson Barnes: A chief warrant officer
David Strathairn
Admiral William Stenz: An Admiral in the 7th Fleet of the United States Navy
Ken Watanabe
Dr. Ishirō Serizawa: A high-ranking scientist working for Monarch
Zhang Ziyi
Dr. Ilene Chen and Dr. Ling Chen: Dr. Ilene Chen is a mythologist working for Monarch, specializing in deciphering the mythological backgrounds of the Titans in connection with tales and legends throughout history

About

Principal photography began on June 19, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia under the working title Fathom.

The film Godzilla: King of the Monsters was scheduled to be released on May 13, 2019 (Beijing), on May 29, 2019 (United Kingdom, France), on May 30, 2019 (Germany, Czech Republic) and on May 31, 2019 (United States) by Warner Bros. Pictures (Worldwide), Toho (Japan), ACME, Blitz, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Karo Premiere, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Norge A/S, Tanweer Alliances, Times Media Films, Toho-Towa, Warner Bros. F.E. and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 132 minutes. With a budget of $170 - 200 million, the film grossed over $384.1 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Godzilla: King of the Monsters got average rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: godzillamovie.com

Wikipedia: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019 film)

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