Move over Avengers! ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ will make you root for the “villains” to save the planet!
It was in October 2015, after the release of Godzilla (2014), when Legendary Entertainment announced its plan to create a shared universe franchise which will feature famous monsters like Godzilla, King Kong, King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan. The universe, which was titled MonsterVerse, has had two main entries until now, namely Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island (2017). The trailer for the next entry, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, was released at the San Diego Comic Con.
The trailer starts off with Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) standing on a roof top when a catastrophic event takes place.
The trailer then starts showing off and teasing the many giant monsters the movie features, while Dr Emma Russell, played by Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, Bates Motel), warns us about the end of the world. During an address being aired on TV, she says,
“Unless all the titans are found, our planet will perish, and so will we.”
The titans being the monsters that have been in hibernation, but will have to return in order to save planet Earth. The important question to ask here is: how do giant monsters that are usually the reason behind human extinction actually play a part in saving all of humanity?
I guess we will have to wait for the movie to release to get the answer to this question.
The trailer gives us our first glimpse of Mothra. We also get to see and hear Godzilla, while only getting an unclear look at his ultimate rival, King Ghidorah, who spreads his wings in a huge cloud of smoke.
The trailer looks spectacular and more visually pleasing than the previous instalments of the MonsterVerse. The movie looks more similar to the dark toned Godzilla (2014) than the lighter and more fun Kong: Skull Island. But hopefully Godzilla: King of the Monsters will allow Godzilla to have more screen time than it got in the prequel. In the 2014 offering, Godzilla, the titular character, only had eight minutes of screen time, which is 6.5% of the total runtime of the movie. Yes, you read that right! Just 6.5%!
The movie also stars Kyle Chandler (King Kong, Friday Night Lights), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley).
The reason why I am so excited to watch this flick is that we get to see Godzilla take on King Ghidorah the way it was meant to be. No stuntmen wearing rubber suits and fighting in a childish manner, while surrounded by props that double as buildings. State of the art computer wizardry will be put into play to make sure we get the face off we all deserve. Also, Godzilla: King of the Monsters will directly tie into King Kong Vs Godzilla, which will release in 2020, and this only furthers my excitement.
The MonsterVerse is two movies old and although that isn’t much, it hasn’t disappointed the audience yet, and I am sure it won’t happen in the near future as well. With a talented cast, mythical and world-renowned monsters and mesmerising visuals, Godzilla: King of the Monsters will surely prove itself to be the king at the box office.
The movie releases on May 31, 2019.
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