‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Rumbles But It Also Fumbles

Tssk, tssk, tssk. Godzilla, Godzilla. Why do you always break my heart? This is one of the most epic creations in movie history. Godzilla, like King Kong, and the dinosaurs for the Jurassic Park movies, are incredible beasts that deserve to be brought to life in the most magnificent ways on the big screen. The Jurassic Park franchise, however, is the only franchise who seems to handle the story surrounding these ancient creatures in an enjoyable way.

Five years ago my family and I went to see Godzilla. We were royally disappointed. I mean just absolutely livid at how terrible the film was. I didn’t think I would fall for the trap again. And then, with every special IMAX viewing of Godzilla: King of the Monsters I wanted to see the movie more and more. I saw the 40% score on Rotten Tomatoes. I ignored it. I figured people hated Transformers: Age of Extinction (it has an 18% Rotten Tomatoes score) but I LOVED it. I loved it so much I went and saw it three times at the movie theaters. Maybe this film would be better than the critics said it was. It wasn’t.

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The Chosen One: Chapter Forty-Six

Utapau

Finn and Phasma had been to Utapau several times on their ventures through the galaxy but Rose hadn’t, leaving her staring in childish awe out of the window at the new world. Its desertlike plains were flat endless in every direction but marring the otherwise flat landscape were massive sinkholes that Rose was amazed to see held bustling cities.

Finn, who stood beside Trish who was piloting the craft, pointed to a specific sinkhole.

“That one there,” he told her.

She acknowledged his command, turning the craft toward the sinkhole and flying deep into the city. Rose gaped at what she was seeing, the many levels lined with ships and individuals clamoring for who knows what, exotic creatures being ridden up steep inclines and through the city limits. It was unlike anything she had ever seen.

“If only Paige could see this,” she said, grabbing the Otomok medallion that hung around her neck that she had managed to keep in her possession.

Phasma’s expression was a lot less happy. “The last time I was here a bunch of thugs tried to steal my ship.”

“What did you do?” Trish asked as she began to land the craft on one of the few less busy docks.

Phasma tapped the club fitted on her back. “I gave them a lesson they’ll never forget.”

Finn gave her a sidelong glance. Rose looked at Phasma who towered high above her strapped with close-combat weapons and a couple of blasters. She suddenly obtained a flashback to when she was fighting the then Captain Phasma on Tól. At that time she and Finn had been fighting for their lives against the powerful warrior. Now she was on their side. How the tides had changed.

Trish smirked at Phasma’s comment.

They touched down on the dock and quickly exited the craft.

“So, do you even know where we’re going?” Phasma asked Finn.

Finn nodded, repositioning the satchel on his shoulder. “Follow me.”

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