Earth is hosting a battle royale of mythical creatures in the third and final trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which premiered yesterday, garnering plenty of positive reactions on social media.
After watching Official Trailer No. 3 multiple times back to back, I noticed I was getting continuous shivers down my spine as hairs began to raise and tears began welling up in my eyes. Sure, “Over the Rainbow” was a nice touch in the background, but I was actually really excited for seeing this movie. And that’s coming from someone who absolutely refuses to watch any trailers of any kind in order to avoid spoilers!
Seeing multiple kaiju duking it out is a sight to behold, especially since these are no creature suits worn by actors. There’s serious CGI invested in making these classic monsters look brutally alive, although I’m still not a big fan of this version of Godzilla. His head seems to be too small for his body — way too stumpy — although compared to these three new big bads, he’s tiny and immediately looks overmatched. Going from heel to hero could do wonders for this mighty monster…
“Our planet will perish, and so will we… unless we set Godzilla free.”
And so the monster mash begins. From the looks of things, it seems there’s 17 titans and counting. It’s possible these “titans” are just the tip of the iceberg… so does that mean there will be many more mega monster mashes? Can you say, multiple sequels? Only if this one does well. And from the looks of the final trailer, American audiences are finally feeling the fury, shock and awe of Gojira, which has been carefully brought to the big screen by Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. after multiple ill-fated attempts in the U.S.
Millie Bobby Brown has some sort of connection to these titans, so maybe she can somehow communicate with them. But there’s a question posed by the human race: Which of these titans are here to protect us and which of these titans are here to threaten us? The sheer size, power and impact are furiously on display as humanity must team up with Godzilla in order to possibly survive.
Per the movie’s IMDb synopsis:
The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
After bringing Pacific Rim to theaters in 2013, Legendary Pictures followed suit with Godzilla, Dracula Untold, Interstellar, Kong: Skull Island and two Jurassic World flicks. While that track record isn’t perfect, it goes to show the studio has invested a lot of time, effort and money in genre entertainment with these intellectual properties. And with the MonsterVerse, Legendary is connecting the Godzilla and King Kong franchises, along with the entire catalog of creatures of the Toho Company. Hopefully, these screenwriters did a much better job than the previous American attempts (and that includes the incredibly poor attempt at starting a Dark Universe years earlier).
May 31st cannot arrive fast enough!