I’ve tried to stay totally ignorant of Shin Gojira / Godzilla Resurgence / Now Suddenly Shin Godzilla, as I want this grand rebirth to be as fresh and exciting as possible. To that end, I’ve only watched the prior teaser trailer, the Japanese launch trailer and now this ‘Murican version, which is out today to promote the film’s limited theatrical run.
Gottttta be honest here, I don’t know how this montage of rustled humans is going to get anyone other than diehard ‘Zilla fans to buy a ticket, but hey, maybe you can speak to that?
I kinda like the trailer’s concept though, of keeping Godzilla hidden and we mostly see the damage and reactions, but with 2014’s “where the flying shit is Godzilla, who are all these boring losers” still fresh in my mind, I wouldn’t have minded something with a few more action shots.
Feel free to watch this one though, if you want all that!
Either way man, I am all in for this shit. A creepy weirdo monster horror makeover is just what Godzilla needs in the 21st century (let alone post-2010s), so let Evangelion-san Hideaki Anno go wild with a re-imagining that paints ‘Zilla as a terrible beast and not sorta-ally-if-there’s-a-bigger-monster-around.
It’s also a welcome departure from the made for music videos / anime goofiness that the 2000s series became towards the end.
It’s a “return to form” that’s not too far off from the soon-to-be-Blu-ray’d Godzilla 1984, which you can buy now and watch with us on September 19! This was the movie that made me think Godzilla was “cool” and not just “fun to watch” like he was in Megalon. Again, speaking is a six year old… today Megalon is great fun but it’s prettttty stupid. That said Megalon’s design rules, shout out to literally every Toho monster. I DIGRESS.
You can visit this site to see if there’s a theater near you participating in the October 11-18 cinema run. BUT BE WARNED it will BLAST Godzilla roars the nanosecond the page opens so mute literally every speaker in your county.