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Published On: Sat, Sep 15th, 2018

‘Godzilla King of the Monsters’ gets a PG-13 rating

Fans will not be surprised to learn that Godzilla: King of the Monsters made the Classification and Rating Administration, an arm of the MPAA, list with a PG-13 rating.

The sequel to 2014’s Godzilla is rated PG-13 for “sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language.”

Test screenings for Godzilla: King of the Monsters held in March received positive feedback, with some calling the movie “awesome.” A more recent test screening, however, left one Redditor saying the film is “really bad.”

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Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown (Madison) co-stars with Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), who plays her mother, Emma. The first trailer showed Godzilla breathing his radiation and fire to the sky; Rodan emerging from a volcano; Mothra appearing from a glowing waterfall; a brief shot of Gamera and, of course, the chilling silhouette shot of King Ghidorah, a three-headed beast which bests Godzilla many times in the old films.

There is an official synopsis at the bottom.

Directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), the Godzilla sequel stars Kyle Chandler as Mark Russell, Emma’s ex-husband and Madison’s father, who embarks on a rescue mission in partnership with the two Monarch members, played by Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins, from the first film.

King Ghidorah is being played (via the magic of motion capture) by Jason Liles, along with 2 other actors for each of the heads. Other new cast: Bradley Whitford, O’Shea Jackson and Zhang Ziyi, Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Randy Havens (Stranger Things).

Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens May 31, 2019

Check out a ton of new photos, pics from the trailer HERE

Here’s the official synopsis for Godzilla: King of the Monsters:

Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

The film was directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films), and Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), both reprising their “Godzilla” roles; Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Manchester by the Sea”); Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (“Get Out”); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”); Charles Dance (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”); Aisha Hinds (“Star Trek Into Darkness”); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).

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 super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Dougherty directed from a script he wrote with Zach Shields.  The film was produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, with Zach Shields, Barry H. Waldman, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers, and Alexandra Mendes and Jay Ashenfelter co-producing for Legendary.

Behind the scenes, Dougherty’s creative team included director of photography Lawrence Sher, whose past credits include “War Dogs” and “Godzilla,” for which he handled additional photography; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”); editors Roger Barton (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the “Transformers” films), Oscar nominee Richard Pearson (“United 93,” “Kong: Skull Island”), and Bob Ducsay (“Godzilla,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”); costume designer Louise Mingenbach (the “X-Men” and “Hangover” films); and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (“Godzilla,” “Ghost in the Shell,” and part of the Oscar-winning team behind “Life of Pi”).

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” hits theaters on May 31, 2019.  It will be distributed in 3D and 2D and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.

About the Author

- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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