Critics are saying Godzilla: King of the Monsters is ‘bad’ and ‘awful’

Godzilla: King of the Monsters poster

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is hitting theaters this weekend, and the reviews from critics are coming in. It’s been fluctuating since the review embargo on Tuesday, with the first wave being mostly negative. It then had a little boost with a 56% Tomatometer, but as of now, the film stands at 42% on Rotten Tomatoes. Ouch.

The 2014 film from Gareth Evans had more praises from critics, but fans had issues with the way the director teased Godzilla. It looks like Godzilla: King of the Monsters may be the case of the disconnect between critics and fans.

Mark Dujsik of Mark Reviews Movies says, “Co-writer/director Michael Dougherty basically has given us the worst of both worlds — the human and the monster — with this movie.”

Peter Sobczynski of says, “It probably won’t be the worst blockbuster you see this summer, but considering how well the previous film worked in the face of expectations, it will probably go down as one of the more disappointing.”

Andrew Parker of The Gate says, “Next to a Transformers sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is as awful as major studio tentpole production gets, and it breaks my heart to say that.”

Evan Saathoff of Birth.Movies.Death. says, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters is bad. It is just incredibly hard to enjoy.”

Soren Andersen of Seattle Times says, “Is the picture any good? Uhhh. It’s a Godzilla movie. So I’m going to say, ‘not really.'”

As for me, I absolutely loved the movie since it was a love letter to Godzilla fans. You can check out my review here.

Let us know what you thought about the film!

Synopsis: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

The film is directed and written by Michael Dougherty (Krampus) with Zach Shields as the co-screenwriter. It stars Kyle Chandler (Super 8), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), Millie Bobby Brown (Netflix’s Stranger Things), Bradley Whiteford (Get Out), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Charles Dance (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), David Strathairn (Godzilla), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Batman Begins), and Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomps into theaters on May 31, 2019.

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