New Trailer Gives Us the First Real Look at the Promising Godzilla Reboot
“You are not fooling anybody when you say that what happened was a natural disaster…”
Everybody’s favorite giant, scaly Nuclear bomb allegory is getting a reboot and in 2 minutes it already looks a thousand times better than the last Godzilla reboot.
Look, I know we were all burned by the 1998 Godzilla – with its idiotic premise, bad acting, logical inconsistencies, and inability to capture even a speck of the originals importance – but there are a few reasons to be optimistic about this one. Hollywood has been quietly experimenting with a radical new concept: every once in a while they try to make movies smarter.
For one thing, instead of the funny, B movie feel of the previous one, this time Godzilla returns to its roots: It’s meant to be scary, somber and, above all, educational.
For another thing: Bryan f***ing Cranston.
If you needed any more evidence that this is a movie with a message, it’s the line the Bryan Cranston delivers in the trailer. The very pissed off Cranston is telling the government to stop denying the obvious. There is something very dangerous, very big, and very unstable lurking just off America’s consciousness. Something so violent that it has the power “send us back to the Stone Age.” If that isn’t a clarion call for Nuclear proliferation then I don’t know what is.
But before we think that this movie is all message and no spectacle, the trailer does give us a strong dosage of wonton destruction, creepy night-time shots of flares lighting up something massive and living in an eerie red glow, and cities being demolished. The exciting thing about Godzilla is that it promises to let us have our cake and eat it too. Here is hoping it delivers on that promise.