A new ‘Asian Trailer’ for the surprisingly anticipated Godzilla VS Heisenberg film has been released, revealing that Godzilla will roar at some point during the films presumably two and a half hour runtime. The trailer once more knocks us off our feet in how surprisingly impressive the cast for the film is, with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olson, Ken Watanabe and Juliette Binoche.
The trailer also features a tsunami in Los Angeles, the destruction of the Golden Gate Bridge and a half destroyed Statue of Liberty. At this point we would like to remind readers that Roland Emmerich did indeed direct a Godzilla movie and surprisingly it’s not this one. In fact response for the trailer has largely been popular on the net, perhaps due to the confirmation that Godzilla will be fighting some kind of flying creature, and the Hollywood may actually be forgiven for 1998’s Godzilla VS Ferris Bueller.1
The trailer concludes with an ominous voice over by a dour Watanabe who warns of man trying to tame nature or something, suggesting that maybe this film will pay tribute to post-Hiroshima culture that formed the original 1954 Gojira. Or more likely the film will take the route of all reboots and adapt culturally specific ideas into a vague “timeless” moral of “people be bad sometimes”.
I can’t be entirely cynical though, not only do we get to see Walter White in something (hopefully) good again but the film is helmed by Gareth Edwards, who directed the indie hit (and coincidentally titled) Monsters. I for one am looking forward to seeing what he can do with a mammoth, dare I say, monstrous, budget.2