If you've ever seen the 1998 version of Godzilla starring Matthew Broderick, it's pretty difficult to take the franchise all that seriously (and wipe any memory of that movie from your brain). But now, a trailer for the Bryan Cranston version is out, and needless to say -- it's hella creepy. And awesome!
Perhaps for those of us who have become obsessed with Breaking Bad, we're just used to Bryan Cranston doing no wrong. So taking the helm of a disaster flick starring a giant lizard could have been a rather eyebrow-raising move for him. But no, from meth to the end of the world, everything Cranston touches turns out beautiful and badass (at least judging from these few precious minutes of footage!).
Also starring Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche (love her!), and Ken Watanabe (love him!), Godzilla will be destorying a city near you come May 16.
Here it is:
Hauntingly terrifying, isn't it? And Cranston's voice booms with such authority and terror, you can't help but pay attention to him. I feel like Cranston could read a phone book (do those exist anymore?) and everyone would still find him oddly mesmerizing.
There's just something different about this monster movie than the countless others, though it's hard to put your finger on it. Maybe because it feels more like a psychological thriller than all-out Independence Day fun, disaster blockbuster. Looks like there may be some truly terrifying moments, and they're not going to hold anything back. Godzilla is, in a word, huge. Plus, some of those sweeping visuals are pretty fun and gorgeous to watch.
Actually looking forward to this one, though it might be difficult to get through the movie considering how much the short, two-minute trailer sufficiently freaked me out!
Are you looking forward to seeing Godzilla in May?
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