Source: Cinema Blend
Godzilla, the most iconic movie monster of all-time (suck it King Kong!), is up for another reboot after the disasterous 1998 film that alienated fans and non-fans alike (except me, but I don’t count). Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures announced awhile back that they were partnering up to bring about a new Godzilla film to America. That isn’t new news however; the big news is that Legendary Pictures has released a concept drawing of what their new Godzilla is going to look like. Thanks to Cinema Blend, who will probably punch me right in the face for jacking this (I gave you credit, be nice!), the picture has released onto the internet. You interested? Yeah you are. Check it out below!
My two cents? I like where they seem to be going with this; this Godzilla doesn’t look like he’s going to father any kids and help teach little boys about fighting their bullies or anything of the sort. This Godzilla is here to beat the holy hell out of some buildings, yell a lot, and make life miserable for whoever comes into contact with it (odds are New York City, since that’s where every movie happens ever). Josh Tyler, in his article, fears that Cloverfield will have too much an influence on this reboot, but is that a total bad thing? I love the old movies; Gojira is one of my top ten favorites easily, and the ones that followed were hokey, but fun as hell. In this day and age though, no one would take those kinds of movies seriously. A more menacing Godzilla, who looks like he’d pop your kid’s balloon with a cigar? THAT is excellent.
What do you think of the new American version of Godzilla? Will it help you erase memories of the 1998 version? Do you hope they stick with the “guy in a suit” strategy even though you, in the deep realms of your heart, know they won’t?