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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 31 May 2019 (USA)
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The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Director:

Michael Dougherty

Writers:

Michael Dougherty (screenplay by), Zach Shields (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Chandler ... Mark Russell
Vera Farmiga ... Dr. Emma Russell
Millie Bobby Brown ... Madison Russell
Ken Watanabe ... Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Ziyi Zhang ... Dr. Ilene Chen / Dr. Ling
Bradley Whitford ... Dr. Rick Stanton
Sally Hawkins ... Dr. Vivienne Graham
Charles Dance ... Alan Jonah
Thomas Middleditch ... Sam Coleman
Aisha Hinds ... Colonel Diane Foster
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Chief Warrant Officer Barnes
David Strathairn ... Admiral William Stenz
Anthony Ramos ... Staff Sergeant Martinez
Elizabeth Faith Ludlow ... First Lieutenant Griffin (as Elizabeth Ludlow)
Jonathan Howard ... Asher Jonah
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Storyline

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 King Ghidorah. When these ancient superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.

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Prepare For Battle. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Monarch | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese | Chinese

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fathom See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,776,293, 2 June 2019

Gross USA:

$110,381,893

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$385,646,372
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

For King Ghidorah, Dougherty wanted to create a "unique" design that still resembled Ghidorah and worked closely with Toho to make sure the new design respected past incarnations. Each head was given its own personality, with the center being the alpha and the others beings its lackeys. He studied various animals, specifically king cobras, in order to add a sense of realism to the design. The designers were instructed to look at different scales from various reptiles to avoid having Ghidorah's scales looking similar to Godzilla or the original Ghidorah. See more »

Goofs

When Monster Zero is standing victorious over the Mexican city, a traffic light changes from red to yellow. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Diane Foster: Is there another creature that might stand a chance against him?
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: [thoughtfully] No. Ghidorah and Gojira's rivalry was ancient and unique.
Staff Sergeant Martinez: Right, so we killed - our best shot - at beating this thing?
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures logos appear in a Babylonian carving of monsters.

During their appearance, Godzilla's stomping and roar is heard. See more »

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Featured in The Sara Cox Show: Episode #1.13 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

WAVE OF MUTILATION
Written by Frank Black (as Black Francis)
Performed by Pixies
Courtesy of 4AD Records
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
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Writers ruin what could have been a fantastic movie
5 June 2019 | by kbayless-1See all my reviews

Ever since the perfection of CGI, Hollywood has come to the conclusion that if the special effects are good, then then movie is good. Thus, my 5 star rating. Half of the movie involved the monster battles and that gets 10 stars. The half of the movie where there is no monster presence gets 0. That averages out to a 5. Perhaps some day Hollywood will re-discover the lost art of screen writing and combine it with CGI to create a truly fantastic movie. But don't look for it to change soon. A lot of people came out of the theater visually dazzled by the special effects knowing that the story was awful but still thought it was a great movie. So they will continue make a lot of money creating these kind of movies and save on time & expense by not having to pay top dollar for a writer.


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