Jul
21
2018

The AWW YEAH ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ trailer.

There’s a bunch of stuff in there

…that raised eyebrows, sure.  Mind you, Godzilla has always been an ecological/technological metaphor, from the very first movie on.  So I am not surprised at the suggestion that there may be an eco-fanatic character who might get a certain rough sympathy in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.  However, this still shot makes up for it.

Yeah. There’s the Gorilla-Whale, come to ruin some alien monsters’ day.  And he brought the US Air Force with him.  Because that’s what I want to see.  That is precisely what I want to see.  That gets me to the theater the first night.

Moe Lane

PS: Hey! Save some of that for the Kong movie!

 

8 Comments

  • prayerborne says:

    This reminds me of the earlier Transformers movies, because as sucktackular as those movies are, Autobots and the US military fighting side by side to lay the smackdown on the Decepticons just mashes every button I have.

  • Belcatar says:

    I have one question…I saw Mothra, and that Pterodactyl thing…where is Gamara? I would be very disappointed if a movie about huge Japanese monsters did not include Gamara.

    • junior says:

      All of the monsters that I recognized in the trailer are owned by Toho Studios. Gamara is owned by a different studio. So it’s likely that he wasn’t licensed. AFAIK, this film universe is basically supposed to be Toho Studio’s monsters, and King Kong.

      Monsters I recognized –

      Godzilla (naturally)
      Rodan
      Mothra (I think)
      Ghidora

      For those unfamiliar with Toho’s monsters, the above four are probably the four most significant in their “cast”. Godzilla’s the lead, Rodan and Mothra are supporting characters (and Mothra’s about as “friendly” as a giant monster can be). Ghidorah, on the other hand, is always the big bad whenever he shows up.

      There was also a smooth-headed friendly monster that appeared early on that I didn’t recognize.

      Also, King Kong is supposed to be a part of this film franchise. So it’s possible that he’ll make an appearance in some fashion.

      • Belcatar says:

        If Sony or Fox or whoever owns Spider man can lend him to Marvel, then these guys should be able to do a deal. Gamara belongs in this movie, along with that little chubby kid that follows Gamara around.

        • junior says:

          There’s already a deal. That’s the deal that allows an American studio to use Toho’s monsters. Gamara is possible, but unlikely. There’s the cost of the additional license. There’s the fact that Toho likely wouldn’t want to have Gamara taking spotlight time that would otherwise go to their monsters. And there’s the inevitable problems that arise when two very popular characters get licensed from their respective owners and compete over who gets the spotlight.

          Case in point – when ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ was made, one of the conditions imposed in using Warner Brothers animated star Bugs Bunny in a movie by Disney was that he get the same amount of dialogue as Mickey Mouse.

          Gamara’s owners likely wouldn’t want him playing second string to Godzilla. But American audiences will be drawn to the film by the presence of Godzilla.

  • Mordineus says:

    uh, so is the person doing the voiceover here the bad guy?
    Because if it isn’t, then this movie goes from ‘gritty’ to damned nihilistic and I am totally uninterested.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      I think, yeah, the bad guy. Probably a face-heel turn; only not a spoiler because you’re going to expect that the deep ecologist is eventually gonna turn on everybody in a Godzilla movie.

      • junior says:

        Probably.

        On the other hand, it could be a warning. Something along the lines of, “Ghidora’s going to wake up, and you’d better find Godzilla if you want to stop him.”

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