Immense, Moody “GODZILLA” Trailer PremieresMovies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
If the run up to any blockbuster-size film is all about anticipation, GODZILLA has been steeped in it. Carefully obscuring images of the iconic monster with a haze of the death and devastation it causes, monster fans have been waiting for an ultimate reveal. Just what is this iteration of Godzilla, and what will the promise of MONSTERS filmmaker Gareth Edwards bring?
The highly anticipated first trailer for the film aims to make us all wait a bit longer. Instead, the clip unveils scope and some serious mood before any looks at the King of Monsters. In a fantastic image, paratroopers streak the sky red as they bear down on Godzilla. We’re privy to his path of destruction. It all swells to another partially obscured peek at what this world is dealing with.
Previous USA Today comments from Edwards point to the new film being rooted in Ishirô Honda’s heavily atmospheric 1954 original, positing the creature as the effects of war. But what aren’t we seeing? A serious minded approach from a talented, budding filmmaker is thrilling, but will GODZILLA be all gloom; most likely no, not with the possibility of a monsterfest looming. After all, the official Warner Bros crunch concludes, “…pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”
Warner Bros. and Legendary release GODZILLA on May 16, 2014. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe and Juliette Binoche star.