I suppose you have to take the good with the bad, as following a test screening said to be awesome back in June, now it’s said another Godzilla: King of the Monsters test screening was “really bad.”
The info comes from a Redditor who says he first thought he might have been getting a chance to see Shazam!, but the test screening turned out to be for Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
As I waited in line this afternoon I was talking with other people who had seen many screenings before. Apparently, sometimes whatever movie is been screened changes. Although a test screening I posted about a few days ago claimed it was for a superhero movie (I assumed Shazam or possibly Aquaman) it turned out it was neither of them.
It was Godzilla: King of Monsters.
And it’s pretty bad, guys. It’s really bad.
Sorry for the previous post. Definitely learned my lesson by watching this movie.
The Redditor wouldn’t go into too many specifics why the film was so bad, but offered the following:
Several aspects of the movie fell flat. I can’t give you a bunch of spoilers, so I won’t be too specific. The emotional core of the movie isn’t believable, and the stakes are vague at times. The action is pretty exhausting. I’ll give it props though, whereas that last Godzilla movie hardly showed him, this movie has tons of scenes with him up close.
Overall, it felt like it was trying to do a lot of similar things that Pacific Rim did (I love Pacific Rim) but at times, it bordered along the kind of movie that Rampage is instead. It felt tonally confused, and not confident in the direction it was going. I don’t know if that’s from the writing, or if it has to do with executives intervening- although I would think Warner executives intervening has yet to happen since this was a test screening.
The Redditor continued with mention that he thinks the flick will get a 70% at Rotten Tomatoes at best and didn’t hear many positive remarks when walking out of theater from other people, but does note only around 50% of the VFX were done, and that “there is a decent amount of monster fighting. It’s just that the film goes long stretches without anything happening.”
“To be fair, they told us VFX were only 50% completed, so I can’t tell you whether the monster fights were all that good or not. But, there’s a lot of action between the different monsters. The movie definitely takes more of a focus on the human characters, none of whom are all that likable,” the Redditor said.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
The previous test screening that was said to be awesome offered “you won’t be disappointed,” that the fight scenes are “spectacular,” the characters in the film are “more interesting,” and that the test screening had “nothing but great reactions.”
Likewise a test screening from back in March claims Godzilla: King of the Monsters is really great.
Maybe the one Redditor was disappointed he didn’t get to see a DC movie, so he wasn’t all thrilled with Godzilla: King of the Monsters?
Godzilla: King of the Monsters has a May 31, 2019 release directed by Michael Dougherty and stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds and Zhang Ziyi.