Quite laughable attempt to bring this to American audiences. Burr gives worst performance in his career, editing is atrocious, & the use of overdubbing seems to have no rhyme or reason. Just a real trainwreck. Still, its kinda enjoyable, and the opening scene is particularly well done. The original blows it out of the water, but without this, would we have the level of Godzilla fandom we have in the US today? 2 stars
I suppose I should be outraged at what a mockery this "Americanized" film makes of Honda's original masterpiece, but my goodness "King of the Monsters" is just so hilariously bad that I can't help but enjoy myself when watching it. Raymond Burr's performance is awful - he seems slightly annoyed by the proceedings rather than terrified of the monster - and the editing is sloppy. It's perfect accidental comedy.