Official Synopsis: 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.
The marketing for Godzilla is an example of how to do trailers right. It reminds me a lot of Cloverfield where we are only getting glimpses of the beast but never seeing the whole thing. Other than his back in posters and the trailers and his face for a second or two at the end of this trailer, not much is seen of Godzilla. So far much hasn’t been given away about the plot except for destruction and a sense of helplessness of the military against the Godzilla.
Bryan Cranston is a very versatile actor, so I’m excited to see him on screen. I didn’t realize Ken Watanabe was in this film so my excitement level went up a few points when I saw/heard him in the trailer. Not much is seen yet of Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson except for a few brief shots. If there is a second trailer hopefully they will be more prevalent then.
I know Godzilla is supposed to be tall, but if the poster below is accurate, I think he may be too tall. As much flack as the 1998 Godzilla receives, I do think the size of Godzilla was a good fit. But I guess on the flip side, by having him be really, really big it will just make his defeat that much more gratifying. We’ll see what happens I guess.
Godzilla hits theaters May 16, 2014. Directed by Gareth Edwards, it stars Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Victor Rasuk.