WATCH IT NOW!!!! On the official site HERE or on the embed below! Check under the video for my thoughts as I update!
First off – no, you wont see his full design in the trailer! Thats what movies are for, remember!? But in all seriousness, this is how you do a trailer. We get several incredible shots of Godzilla without him being revealed in whole. We get to see wanton destruction, amazing shots of his spines, tail, girth, and even the front of his face – All separate and incomplete, a true tease!
The official trailer also reveals several plot points, such as the 1954 film being used as the jumping point for this timeline. This is very exciting, as it is the exact plot device Toho used in several of their own “remakes”, such as Godzilla 2000 and GMK. Its a wise move that allows them to keep in tradition with Toho whilst still being able to fashion a modern legacy for the King of the Monsters. The nuclear tests of ’54 are directly mentioned in the trailer, before being confirmed by Ken Watanabe’s Dr. Serizawa as “not tests, they were trying to kill it.” Oh yes!
We also get a much more large scale sense of the world-wide destruction this time around; Plenty of shots of Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe’s Dr. Serizawa are peppered throughout as well – and those two alone are selling this movie for Legendary. They are as talented as actors come – and each delivers their lines with true emotion, fear, and gravitas. My only hope is that we will indeed be treated to enough Godzilla in this film alongside these fantastic actors. I would hate to finally plant my butt in the theater seat after all of this anticipation – and only be treated to ten minutes of screentime for Godzilla. Something tells me that won’t be the case, though – so here’s to hoping.
What did you guys think? Did it live up to your expectations? Let us know in the comments below!
Major thanks to Legendary for making this possible – its an amazing time to be a fan!
Jon @ UnCanny