5 Reasons Godzilla Will Rule 2014
The biggest movie monster of all time is soon to return to our cinemas, but this time the big-budget Hollywood remake is in the hands of a man from Nuneaton, Warwickshire. That part of the UK is not known for big-time directors, but Gareth Edwards’ career path to the glitterati of film land is different than most. Having only directed one major feature film – Monsters, which was put together on less than it costs for catering on a Michael Bay film, Edwards landed the big one. A shot at re-imagining the King Of The Monsters from the depths of major studio waters. Here are 5 reasons why Godzilla will rule in 2014:
1. It’s not just about Godzilla
Director Gareth Edwards already has credentials in the monster movie genre after his breakout hit Monsters in 2010. In Monsters, Edwards managed to make us care about the two leads first before introducing the creatures. With this in mind, it looks like there’ll be a real human aspect to Godzilla. At a London Q&A recently, Gareth Edwards commented “As the human race we abuse our position. Our movie is very much themed around man vs nature. It’s about the abuse of nature and how it can come back to haunt us.”
2. An incredible cast
The cast that has been assembled is based on what they could bring to the part. Bryan Cranston may be coming off the back of the hit show Breaking Bad, but Edwards hasnt seen the show and was working on Godzilla before it hit the big time. Instead Gareth was drawn to Cranston because of his body of work … even Malcolm In The Middle. We’re also looking forward to seeing English actress Sally Hawkins finally get the step up into Hollywood she has so deserved, and seeing Aaron Taylor-Johnson finally kick ass without a costume. And to round out the cast, Elizabeth Olsen and Juliette Binoche bring the glamour alongside Ken Watanabe’s ever reliable screen presence.
3. The original Godzilla Toho design
The king of the monsters has reverted back to the original Toho design from Japan. Part of the reason the 1998 Roland Emmerich version failed is because they made Zilla look like a T-Rex. Edwards and his design team have gone back to the original Toho design, stating “It was important it felt like a Toho Godzilla”. It even has the blessing of the Toho studio. This new version of the Kaiju is the biggest yet, standing at around 350ft.
4. Godzilla’s Roar
Much like when King Kong finally climbs the Empire State building, we are all waiting to hear Godzilla roar out loud. Legendary Pictures put out a Soundcloud link to just the roar, and then we finally saw part of it in the latest trailer. But when that screech hits the cinema sound system it will be earth shattering. Even the director doesn’t know how sound designer Erik Aadahl came up with the roar. Hear the roar for yourself:
5. A cliffhanger ending?
Gareth Edwards has stated that the ending will be solemn and simplistic. Does that mean we will see the monster fall and never return? Nothing is being given away, but that’s not to say Edwards isn’t ready to do a Godzilla sequel in the future. This is what he had to say at San Diego Comic Con last year: “I just love the idea of a monster island. Having a world with these creatures in it. I find that fascinating and would like to treat that realistically. I wouldn’t want to limit it to one other foe.”
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