Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ just unleashed the official trailer for their new take on Godzilla a few hours ago and man does it look pretty f*cking awesome!
Seriously, I was so prepped to be disappointed. But I love it. That group dive through the lower levels of the atmosphere is an absolutely perfect, stirring way to introduce us to the film’s tone.
Monsters‘ Gareth Edwards directs the all star cast including Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams. “An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”
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This film seems to have a real respect for both Godzilla’s majesty and the majesty of nature. Since the lizard is a metaphor for the havoc man has brought upon itself, this seems appropriate. But, after countless chintzy versions of this story, it’s surprising and refreshing to get something so visually striking.
With Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe and Aaron Taylor-Johnson spread out among what looks like different continents, it looks like we’ll be following several different intercutting stories (though the focus seems to be on Johnson).
In a welcome change from Matthew Broderick and Hank Azaria running around New York, this time around it seems that we’re getting a more realistic idea in terms of the world’s response to a giant lizard destroying everything. Even Cranston seems to be involved in some capacity with the military-industrial complex.
Godzilla has always been a comment on the atomic threat, but this still of Juliette Binoche in what seems like a vaguely Silkwood scenario implies that we’ll be getting a more intimate look at its effects.