Godzilla: King of the Monsters is out and it opened with $49 million at the domestic box office, a start well below 2014’s Godzilla ($93 million). The movie has plenty of throwaway shots of Titans shambling around and causing destruction but when it comes to them actually fighting, it shortchanges audiences with only a few meetups. We do get, however, some frame-worthy shots elsewhere, and one of them caught the eye of a webcomic creator, Ernest Ng. Particularly, the one where Godzilla is blasting his breath into the sky.
Ernest couldn’t figure out how the beast was able to keep afloat so he went on a quest to find out. Armed with creativity and a sense of humor, he tried to imagine what was happening beneath the surface. “This problem was pointed out by my friend Dan Khoo so I tried to figure [it out],” he wrote. “Maybe the real problem is that I think too much.”
So far, critics haven’t been kind to the movie. It has only 39% on Rotten Tomatoes with critics saying that “Godzilla: King of the Monsters delivers spectacular kaiju action — and reaffirms that cutting-edge effects are still no substitute for a good story.”
The Guardian wasn’t feeling the movie at all. It gave Godzilla: King of the Monsters just one star out of five, saying that it’s beastly in all the wrong ways. “The tussle for power between giant monsters and humans is a timeless theme tackled by thelikes of Transformers, Jurassic Park, and Pacific Rim franchises with varying degrees of success. The problem with Hollywood’s latest take, Michael Dougherty’s reimagining of the Japanese studio Toho’s famous kaiju series, is not its predictability, but its utter gracelessness.”
“The ugly visual effects are outdone only by the sound design, which is relentlessly loud and thunderingly tedious,” the review said. “Verbal exchanges between the humans are devoid of wit and barely functional in communicating the story.”
After Ernest shared his illustrations, others joined in the fun as well
Here’s what people had to say
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