By the time Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot finally stomps into theaters we’ll all have been reduced to jibbering little fanboys who can barely form a coherent sentence (not that we’re far away from that now). We keep waiting for a false step, to see something that makes us temper our enthusiasm, but, so far, that hasn’t come. That international trailer that came out yesterday may be even better than the last official trailer, which itself was pretty fantastic, and a new poster brings out the stoned teenager that lurks inside us all.
There’s no way around it, this is Godzilla’s butt, and that’s funny because butts are funny. (I know, I know, I’m supposed to be a grown up.) And boy does he have a lot of junk in his trunk. It’s like he’s just sitting on like half of a city, crushing buildings beneath the sheer enormity of his ass. You can barely even imagine the destruction of him stomping through town. The prospect of a monster this size, and mayhem on this epic a scale, is enough to make you start giggling and planning to camp out for the first showing at midnight.
Recently, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures screened some new footage of Godzilla at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Reports coming out of the festival reveal something that many of us have wondered about since the very beginning: will Godzilla be the only giant monster wreaking havoc in this movie? The short answer to that question is no, he will not, which might have made some of us giggle with excitement. I’m not saying who, but you can probably guess.
From the descriptions, it doesn’t sound like this is going to be one of the creatures that fans of Godzilla lore are familiar with. Apparently the beast has many arms and wings, which certainly explains the shadowy images from the earlier trailer. It also reportedly lays siege to an airport. Personally, I hope it just tests its reflexes by hanging out at the end of the runway trying to swat planes out of the air.
For a movie that is ostensibly about a giant monster Godzilla has also put together a hell of a people cast, too. The credits include Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston. The massive monsters attack theaters everywhere May 16.