HipsterZOMBIEJoint Movie Review: Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019) The Toho Cut

Created by the amazing people behind @thekaijuarchives (who can be found on Instagram) comes an amazing fan edit of 2019’s Godzilla King of the Monsters titled “The Toho Cut.” The film is still all there but the big changes come in the audio. Original creature roars, sound effects and music from the Toho monster films throughout the Japanese Godzilla Franchise are dubbed over the entire film. Too average viewers this might not seem like a big deal, but to old school G-Fans it adds to the already greatness that was the Michael Doughery directed film.

In case you didn’t see the film (and if you haven’t, shame on you!) this is a little bit of info about the sequel to the 2014 Godzilla US Remake:

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a 2019 American monster film directed by Michael Dougherty and co-written by Dougherty and Zach Shields from a story by Max Borenstein, Dougherty, and Shields. A sequel to Godzilla (2014), it is the 35th film in the Godzilla franchise, the third film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, and the third Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio.

The film stars Kyle ChandlerVera FarmigaMillie Bobby BrownBradley WhitfordSally HawkinsCharles DanceThomas MiddleditchAisha HindsO’Shea Jackson Jr.David StrathairnKen Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi. It is dedicated to executive producer Yoshimitsu Banno and original Godzilla suit performer Haruo Nakajima, who both died in 2017. In the film, humans must rely on Godzilla and Mothra to defeat King Ghidorah and Rodan, the former which has awakened other Titans to destroy the world.

The sequel was green-lit during the opening weekend of Godzilla, with original director Gareth Edwards expected to return. In May 2016, Edwards left the project. In October 2016, Dougherty and Shields were hired to rewrite the script. In January 2017, Dougherty was announced as the director. Principal photography began in June 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, and wrapped in September 2017.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters was theatrically released on May 31, 2019, to mixed reviews, with praise for the visual effects, action sequences, cinematography, and musical score but criticism aimed at the pacing, tone, story, and characters. The film was praised by fans for being faithful to the source material and for delivering a satisfying and grand monster battle film.

This fan edit is one film HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience highly recommends!

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