Review – Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Charles Dance

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is another in the Godzilla franchise, this time directed by Michael Dougherty. The film follows on from Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film and remarkably is the first Godzilla film to be entirely produced by a Hollywood studio.

In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla is roused to help the humans battle the evil King Ghidorah and other Titans who are attempting destroy the world.

The film stars Kyle Chandler as Dr Mark Russell, an animal behaviour specialist and Monarch employee who joins a desperate mission to defeat the Titans and save Emma and Madison.

Vera Farmiga plays Dr Emma Russell, Madison’s mother who believes humans and Titans can co-exist peacefully. Millie Bobby Brown plays Madison, Emma and Mark’s 12-year-old daughter.

Bradley Whitford is Dr Rick Stanton, a crypto sonographer working for Monarch and Sally Hawkins reprises her role as paleo zoologist Dr Vivienne Graham from Godzilla (2014).

Charles Dance provides a welcome addition to the cast as Colonel Alan Jonah, a former British Army officer and eco-terrorist, determined to restore the natural order through trafficking Titan DNA.