When viewing this latest instalment in the WB ‘monsterverse’ it is helpful to turn one’s “willing suspension of disbelief” factor up to the max! It almost felt like there was another movie chapter in the evolving saga skipped over - as the action portrayed features many elements that are way beyond what was presented in the previous 3 films in the series. This is particularly evident in the concept of the ‘hollow earth’ theory and the ability of people to travel to this hypothetical realm in hi-tech ‘inner-space’ vehicles! Highly implausible - but, given that the whole concept of the film(s) are total fantasy - ‘why not’!?!
Somewhat incredulous plot devices aside I generally really enjoyed the film. My comments would echo that of many others - the monster battles and CGI effects are amazing and entertaining.... while the human interest elements are weak. Still - I found the human factors less annoying than in some of the previous offerings in the series (“Godzilla - King of the Monsters” being the worst of the lot) so it didn’t slog the movie down too much. Overall - I thought things moved right along nicely, with plenty of surprises along the way, a great popcorn flik! Must wonder: what’s next?!