All hail the king of the monsters for he has returned! After an enticingly teasing first look at the upcoming reboot, a new trailer for “Godzilla” is finally upon us. And it looks really, really good.
The latest American adaptation of the radioactive lizard king looks to dash away the remaining shame of Roland Emmerich’s 1998 abomination. And thankfully, 2014’s “Godzilla” looks and sounds more like the classic monster that first stomped his way across the Tokyo skyline 60 years ago.
It also doesn’t hurt that Godzilla has a troupe of A-list actors to potential squash. Future Avengers Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen lead a cast that also includes Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Ken Watanabe.
Right now, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Hey, those are all exceptionally good actors who don’t just take any role.” You’re thinking that’s because you’re right, and all of the sudden “Godzilla” starts to sound like more than just another monster movie.
Director Gareth Edwards is another important factor to consider. His breakout indie hit — called “Monsters” not coincidentally — covered some similar territory. Edwards kept the story’s focus on his human characters, rather than the CGI aliens… which he created himself… on a laptop.
Suffice to say that “Godzilla” is in safe hands, and based on the newest trailer, monster movie fans will no longer be haunted by the memory of Matthew Broderick set to the sound of Diddy, then Puff Daddy, sampling Led Zeppelin come this summer.
“Godzilla” opens in theaters on May 16, 2014.