Howdy people, time to review another trailer and today’s one I’ve been looking forward to for a long while now, I am of course talking about the highly anticipated reboot, Godzilla. Now if you’re like me, then you happened to catch the Comic-Con teaser trailer when it was leaked online a few months back and that looked great and had a beautiful atmosphere and tone to it. So yesterday first official trailer dropped online, is it looking good or not Erm, heck yeah! 😛 Read on to fight out my thoughts.
But firstly have a look at the badass trailer below:
How can I put this is words… BEST. TRAILER. EVER! *In Comic Book Guy’s voice from The Simpsons)*
Okay maybe that is a bit far, but I’m loving what I’m seeing right now, sure there wasn’t that much of Godzilla himself in all his dinosaur glory, however this is just a teaser trailer and to be honest I’ve been interested in seeing where the humans come into play in this film and thankfully we got an idea of that in this trailer.
Firstly let’s just talk about that overall tone, my god is it dark! Everything is so grim, foreboding, bleak and sad. Everything is serious and there is not a smile or a light-hearted joke to be found, and that’s awesome. One of the things I immediately thought of when I saw the soldiers and everything after that was that this film is really trying to capture the essence of the 1954 film and that’s awesome.
I love the introduction scene will the soldiers getting that pep talk, then we see them jumping out of the plane with red flares, all of those shots are incredibly pretty, nicely angled and that large extreme wide shot of them falling through those dark clouds was just GORGEOUS. Then there’s the beautiful POV where the soldiers falling into the city and we get glimpses of Godzilla in shadow to the right.
From there we get a montage of clips of just pure tragedy, chaos and danger. Bryan Cranston looks sad, stuff blows up, shit gets torn apart, buildings have big holes through them, cities are on fire, nukes are being dispatched, Aaron Taylor Johnson looking badass with his cool haircut, Ken Watanabe is hanging in this cave, Elizabeth Olsen staring at the sky with a crowd of people. Oh man just a lot of shit is going down.
And then of course is the teaser money shot, where the filmmakers want to show up just how large this beast of monster is. It is a panning shot from the base to the top of the monster when we see a bit of his leg, tail back and finally his head with the iconic scream. Technically this the same shot used at the Comic-Con trailer earlier this year but now it is a lot cleaner and better because of the extra detail and buildings falling off of Godzilla’s back.
In conclusion Godzilla looks like the film us western audience wanted back in the 90’s and definitely rectify the problems with that poor Roland Emmerich version. This film looks like it is just death, destruction, drama and action displayed at such a large-scale with incredible special effects, damn I’m just keeping goosebumps thinking about it. I know a lot of people hoped to see more of the monster, but just like Amazing Spider-Man 2, this is a teaser trailer and the film probably still needs work so be patient and wait you greedy people! If this film is as good as I hope it’ll be then it could be one of the best films of 2014.
So what do you think of the first official Godzilla trailer? Are you excited or did you wanna see more of the story and the monster in question? Well whatever your thoughts are, drop them in the comments below and I’ll see ya later! 😀