The full trailer for the 2014 American Godzilla
flick has blazed across the net, and I like it more than the teaser, which was just some people skydiving and a brief monster shot. Brief monster shots are here as well, but we got a whole lot of other stuff and things look interesting. If that will translate into a cool film remains to be seen, but I am liking what I see, and for the first time in a long time I’m getting more confident about Godzilla
From what we know is that there was a Godzilla in 1954, atomic tests in the Pacific were really secret attempts to kill it, and at least one Godzilla-looking thing is dead and a giant skeleton, giving scenes a weird Alien vibe as suited people look at the giant skeleton. Which is cool. Government cover ups (why anyone thinks gigantic monsters can be covered up by the government I will never know) and cities being smashed come next, along with a bunch of armed forces doing things.
Not all of the brief monster shots are of Godzilla, at least one foot/toe is distinctly NOT Big G, and there is another claw that doesn’t look right, either. Even the updated synopsis mentions creatures, plural, so hopefully there is plenty of hot monster on monster action. In that they fight, but if they want to go all kaiju porno, I’m afraid I’ll have to choose that moment to run home screaming to hide under the sheets.
I like the giant monster symbol on the big bomb, I like the neat cinematography of the island scenes, and I hope we follow the science team around more than the military guys. The only danger is this gets too serious and doesn’t get any fun. The original Gojira is very serious in tone, it is a classic and is one of the main inspirations for this remake. But we’re smack dab in the middle of an onslaught of movies that are far too serious and dark, even of franchises that historically aren’t. I’m not saying Godzilla should be doing floating kicks and high-fiving Jet Jaguar, but I would like some fun in my giant monster destruction movie please. Thanks.
Here’s hoping this rules, we’ll find out in May!
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).