Theatrical Trailer: Godzilla

The Godzilla reboot is almost here — it arrives in May 2014 — and a new theatrical trailer has just dropped.

It looks OK. Nothing is jumping out at me and screaming “Gotta see this!” Even so, I love what modern special effects can do with city-wide destruction.

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Trailer: Godzilla (2014)

So there’s another Godzilla film on the horizon. Here’s the pitch:

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

I suppose this does look epic, if by “epic” they mean “big budget”. The good news is that Matthew Broderick is nowhere in sight.

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Sunday Cinema: Terror Of Mechagodzilla (1975)

I look back on my childhood viewings of the Godzilla movies with mixed emotions. I always used to look forward to these films because, well, to my young eyes they were cool. “Monsters! How could it be any better?”

Apparently the producers thought the answer to my questions was simple: a robotic Godzilla. And look! It even had a friendly Godzilla, who teams up with humans to protect the planet from their common foe: aliens.
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