Official Godzilla Trailer

Godzilla’s trail of mass destruction will hit theaters May 16 — only a few months away.

I’m not sure why they haven’t hyped this movie up more than they have. With a cast of Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olson, and Juliette Binoche — and don’t forget Godzilla — this movie’s shaping up to be something more than your throwaway summer popcorn flick.

In addition to the standard blockbuster elements — a huge budget, lots of special effects, and plenty of carnage — the trailer delivers genuinely tense scenes as well as some origin plotlines that makes one think the filmmakers are approaching this with some vested interest.

Unlike the 1998 Godzilla movie that was more like a movie inspired by Godzilla, this modern incarnation looks to bring the franchise back to its original roots with a few redesigns. Interestingly enough, looking at the trailer’s About section on Youtube, this Godzilla might be more like the Japanese version than most people thought.

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.

If that means Mothra, Ghidra, and perhaps a Mecha-Godzilla for the future, I’m really hoping they get this one right.

(Maybe they shouldn’t bring back Mecha-Godzilla.)

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