I know a lot of people groan at the thought of a new Godzilla movie, especially an American-produced one. Why shouldn’t they? Have you seen the one we made back in 1998?
That’s fine, you don’t need to. We have this.
Anyway…The initial leaked trailer for the 2014 ‘Godzilla’ eerily quotes Oppenheimer’s “destroyer of worlds” speech as wide shots pan over dead bodies and charred cities, suggesting that the original message behind the first Godzilla film will be at the forefront of the reboot – Godzilla is nature’s punishment to mankind for all the war and destruction we have caused throughout history. ‘Monsters’ director Gareth Edwards also promises that the film will be darker and more grounded, bringing the monster to a modern audience without losing the spirit of the original.
It’s important to keep Godzilla grounded and close to the source material.
This all sounds great so far but you’re still not excited are you? Who is going to star in this thing? What actor has the chops to match up against a monster so large, it could rest it’s chin on the Statue of Liberty? Who could possibly bring a sense of fear, intrigue and intimidation to a human audience when the movie is about a giant lizard with a death-ray breath?
Bryan Cranston. Yes, that Bryan Cranston, the greatest actor in the past decade of television.
And if that’s not enough for you, watch the new spine-tingling trailer for 2014’s new Godzilla film and tell me he doesn’t absolutely KILL it:
Godzilla opens May 16th.