I haven't gotten as much done today as I would've liked. That's because I keep watching the trailer for the new Godzilla that's slated to come out in 2014. If you don't know about it, the flick is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars a plethora of THE BEST ACTORS EVER, including Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, and David Strathairn. I cannot. Even. Tell you. How. EXCITED I AM!
Even if movie monsters aren't your thing, I guarantee you that one peek at the trailer will have you rethinking your stance. If the flick is anywhere near as good as the trailer indicates (may it please the three-headed dog who is my higher power), we are in for a powerhouse of an action flick. And it's about time.
If all you know about Godzilla is the "cheesy" movie monster from days of yore, everything is about to change. This trailer makes it clear that the film will be very much about the horror of the devastation Godzilla creates, as much as it is about the monster himself. Add to that some pretty intense emotional stakes, and, why, friends, you've got a movie worth paying to see in theatres.
I'm a huge action movie nerd and even bigger Godzilla fan. But you don't have to be an adrenaline junkie to get into a good action film. In fact, the really solid ones work because the actors they feature are at the top of their game (I'M LOOKING AT YOU, JURASSIC PARK AND ALSO THE MUMMY). If you have an actor who can communicate the intrapersonal drama taking place when a giant dino-beast destroys your city, you can't go wrong. This one looks to be sure to join the ranks! It hits theatres in May of 2014!
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