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Godzilla: King of the Monsters proved to be the reigning champ of the weekend box office as well. On its opening weekend, the Michael Dougherty-directed monster movie raked in $49 million domestically, beating out Aladdin and fellow new entries Rocketman and MaBut despite its evisceration of the competition, the Godzilla King of the Monsters box office still disappoints in relation to its projected earnings and the rest of the Legendary MonsterVerse franchise.

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godzilla prehistoric movie

Revealed at Comic-Con last July, the first trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters was glorious. The prospect of an elemental assault on the senses, wall-to-wall fights with 17 monsters — maybe even some poignant family drama — seemed to rise up before one’s ensorcelled eyeballs with every subsequent trailer.

If Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim was the ultimate mechs-versus-monsters movie, then King of the Monsters promised to be the ultimate kaiju-versus-kaiju movie, a gift to Godzilla fans everywhere. Based on some of the early reactions as the movie drew nearer this May, I was expecting to be bludgeoned into submission by a repeating sledgehammer of kaiju action.

There’s some of that in the movie, though not as much as you might think. To talk about what works and what doesn’t in King of the Monsters, we’ll need to open a barrel of radioactive spoilers. Grab your hazmat suit, then, and let’s get to it before the earth unleashes a fever to fight “the human infection” and we all perish.

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King of the monsters trailer final

After the success of 2014’s American Godzilla from Legendary Pictures, director Gareth Edwards and co-writer Max Borenstein began working on a sequel. They ultimately left the project and Michael Dougherty created his sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Dougherty spoke with /Film at the film’s Los Angeles press junket about the development of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and creating all-new Titan creatures for the film. Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens Friday, May 31.

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Godzilla King of the Monsters Featurette

Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomps into theaters this weekend, but he won’t be alone. A trio of other classic monsters from Godzilla’s long cinematic history are making a comeback in a big way, and a new featurette highlights each of them with some new footage from the sequel.  Read More »

godzilla king of the monsters review

Mass extinction has never looked so gorgeous. Over a period of 132 mind-numbing minutes, Michael Dougherty‘s Godzilla: King of the Monsters lays waste to humanity with stunning tableaus colored in ghostly blues and faded golds, resulting in visual landscapes worthy of Aivazovsky’s brush. It’s a pity the world built around all that jaw-dropping monster mayhem is so damn dull. Cities are leveled, Lovecraftian monsters reign supreme, and the only thing I felt was a bad case of ennui. The ultimate kaiju smack-down shouldn’t be this boring.

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The 10 Most Iconic Godzilla Movie Moments

Most Iconic Godzilla Movie Moments

Standing 400 feet tall (or whatever measurement you think is canon), Toho’s legendary monster Godzilla has had some pretty epic cinematic adventures. From his times as a baddie to being a champion of small children to even being a devoted father, this atomic breath-spewing lizard has quite the resume. And with his new flick, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomping into multiplexes soon, it’s about time we give some love, respect, and rawrs of victory to this iconic creature.

With this list, we’ll attempt to cover the greatest of highs, the lowest of lows, and the strangest of the strange when it comes to Godzilla’s 65 plus year history of celluloid domination. With a mixture of fan favorites, along with some underrated gems, these selections are all here to prove the pop culture significance of this titan, and why his return to the big screen (regardless of its quality) should always be celebrated in some way.

So, without further ado, here’s our Most Iconic Godzilla Movie Moments!

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godzilla king of the monsters soundtrack

You can’t enter a clash of kaiju titans without a little music, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters has a soundtrack to match its earth-shuddering spectacle. The soundtrack for the upcoming Legendary monster movie has been released online, along with highlights of the solo themes for the three new kaiju monsters who will be butting heads with the King. Listen to the entire Godzilla King of the Monsters soundtrack below.

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Godzilla King of the Monsters Final Look

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is stomping into theaters next week, and if you’re still not sold on the mega-monster movie, a “final look” is here to give away the game. Set to LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out”, this mini-trailer is big on brawls. In fact, having seen King of the Monsters already, I’m going to go ahead and say that this is a bit spoiler-y, since it features images from nearly every huge monster fight in the flick. So! If you want to be as unspoiled as possible for the movie, maybe avoid this. Everyone else, check out the Godzilla: King of the Monsters final look below.

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New Blu-ray Releases Happy Death Day 2U

This week, several titles get new, splendid-looking 4K releases. You’ll also have a chance to pick up a criminally underrated horror sequel from earlier this year, as well as a new creepy kid movie. In addition to that, we’re trying out something new with this column: rather than just break down the special features, you’ll find reasons why any of these films are worth owning physically (rather than relying on those newfangled digital copies). These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week.

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godzilla prehistoric movie

Humanity is just a speck of dust to the god-like monsters of the Godzilla franchise, including the King himself. In Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise, the kaiju creatures have only emerged recently, but the long-dormant monsters are the kinds that can only have existed since the dawn of time. So, Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Mike Dougherty asks, why not go back to that time? After Dougherty finishes helming the monster of a film that is the upcoming King of the Monsters, the director wants to take on a Godzilla prehistoric movie that focuses on the kaiju monsters in ancient times. Godzilla vs. a pyramid? Yes please.

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