The trailer for Godzilla King of the Monsters dropped today and if you're anything like me, you couldn't help but feel a little anxious about it.
The last Godzilla centric film in the Legendary "Monsterverse" was four years ago Godzilla made a cameo as a cave painting and a roar in the post-credits scene of Kong: Skull Island, but that doesn't count. In modern times, considering that a new Marvel Movie comes out roughly every ten minutes, 2014 is basically the Medieval age.
So this had four years of hype to live up to, and MAN, DID IT NOT DISAPPOINT. I know that writing things aggresive makes it seem like I'm shouting at you, but I actually intend it to feel that way. If you react to the return of Godzilla with anything less than shouting, applause, and numerous rounds of shots dedicated to the Big G, you're probably King Ghidorah.
But first we see the trailer. First off, we see millie bobby brow, most notable for playing the role of Eleven in Stranger Things. She looks moderately perturbed, which is expected, considering that the earth is full of skyscraper-sized laser beasts.
The trailer kicks off with Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) fleeing a disaster as a scientist (Vera Farmiga) explains that we’re experiencing a new warning “fever” sent to fight the “infection” that humanity has become — as monsters like Godzilla are returning to the Earth after remaining in hiding for years.
Unless all the Titans are found,” she says over a surprisingly effective “Clair de Lune” synch, “our planet will perish, and so will we.” It looks as though there’ll be more than just Godzilla here as well: Mothra makes an appearance, as well as several monsters, teasing some major clashes between the film’s titular hero and those that would challenge him.
Anyway, we see King Ghidorah trapped in ice, while Vera says that "...unless all the titans are found, our planet will perish, and so will we." So it's a "gotta catch 'em all" scenario, huh?
Oh, Vera. Count. Me. IN.
We then see Brown's character interacting with the Mothra larvae, who look way more shiny than they did in the 60s Godzilla films (where they looked like something that you'd want to sweep off your back deck while you screamed at it.
And finally, we get Godzilla, who rises out of the water and shoots his atomic breath into the sky.
Rodan Monster looks like he's bursting from a volcano
Kyle Chandler s character telling Vera Farmiga s character that she's "out of your goddamn mind," which isn't very nice, but considering Vera Farmiga's performance in things like, again, Bates Motel, it's easy to see why someone would want to cast her as a wonderful, insane demi-goddess.
We get a lot of shots of the monsters' powers (Rodan's winds and King Ghidorah's trademark yellow lightning,) along with a lot of people running and looking pensive and screaming, which is pretty typical end of the world action movie stuff.
Gareth Edwards was originally expected to helm Godzilla: King of the Monsters after it performed well at the box office in 2014, but left and was replaced in 2016 by Michael Dougherty.
The film the latest installment of its own cinematic universe: last year, Legendary Pictures assembled a writer’s room to develop the path to bring together Godzilla and King Kong into one massive battle.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the next film in that larger story, and Godzilla vs. Kong (directed by Adam Wingard) is expected to hit theaters in May 2020.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters on May 31st, 2019.