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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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6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Chandler ... Dr. 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Their Reign Begins See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Dr. Rick Stanton (Bradley Whitford) says, "If only the stones could speak, the stories they could tell us". Dougherty has confirmed that this is a reference to a specific Toho movie. Though Dougherty doesn't say which one, he's clearly referring to Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack from 2001. In this movie, two of the characters have a similar conversation where one explains that stones are like CDs that can tell stories about the past. See more »

Goofs

When Madison is looking at the map of the Monarch bunkers worldwide, the only bunkers shown on or near the North American East coast appear to be Montreal, Boston, Washington, DC, and Atlanta. When the map is next shown, focused in on Bunker 09 in Boston, a bunker in Detroit is shown that was not on the previous map. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mark Russell: [SAN FRANCISCO 2014; calling out for his son] An-drew! An-drew! An-drew! An-drewww!
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: Part of the closing credits are a montage of Monarch records alongside news records covering the aftermath of the Titans' rising. Near the end of the credits, there are various records focusing on Skull Island, Kong's home; this leads into Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Sequels of 2019 So Far (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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How stupidity killed the cat
12 August 2019 | by Movie-InspectorSee all my reviews

Attention: extreme stupid story inside. I rate 4 but only because of the special effects department, the plot itself is an absolute disastrous generic numbs*it. I could almost feel how some of my poor brain cells committed suicide... And why a skilled actress like Vera Farmiga plays in such a movie is beyond my understanding. I guess money rules. For kids only and if you really enjoy those shallow and numb action blockbuster movies a la Emmerich.


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Official Sites:

Monarch | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA | Japan | China | Canada

Language:

English | Japanese | Chinese | Spanish

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:

$110,500,138

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$386,600,138
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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