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

Paleobiologist Emma Russell works for crypto-zoological organization Monarch, tracking down and studying Titans, giant creatures that once dominated the Earth. 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, attacks the base and kidnaps both Emma and Madison. Mothra escapes and cocoons herself. Monarch scientists Dr. Ishirō Serizawa and Dr. Vivienne Graham approach Mark Russell, Emma's ex-husband and Madison's father, to track them down. Mark is reluctant, due to his hatred for Godzilla after his son Andrew was killed during the 2014 attack on San Francisco. They follow Godzilla to Antarctica where Jonah intends to free a Titan codenamed "Monster Zero". Emma frees and awakens Monster Zero, who kills several Monarch members, including Dr. Graham, before engaging Godzilla in a fight. The Monarch team realizes that Emma was not kidnapped by the terrorists; she was working with them. Emma argues that the Titans will cull humanity and return the planet to its untainted state. Jonah and Emma awaken Rodan, in a volcano in Mexico. Monarch lures Rodan into fighting the approaching Monster Zero, but it swiftly defeats Rodan before being ambushed by Godzilla, who severs one of its heads. The Navy launches an "Oxygen Destroyer" missile, seemingly killing Godzilla. Monster Zero survives, regrows its head, and awakens other dormant Titans around the world, with Rodan submitting to its rule and causing Madison to disown 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, a renegade paleobiologist in league with ecoterrorist Alan Jonah with a history of environmental activism, and co-inventor of the ORCA. Unlike Mark, Emma believes that humans and Titans can co-exist peacefully
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: 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 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 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).

The duration of the film is 132 minutes. With a budget of $170 - 200 million, the film grossed over $301.6 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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