Extended Godzilla Trailer: First Thoughts

The extended Godzilla trailer was released yesterday, and it looks pretty amazing. Here are some initial thoughts after viewing the it. Trailer-related spoilers ahead…

Is Godzilla part of a Government cover-up?

The thoughts of Bryan Cranston’s character, indicate that this might be the case. The size of the creature, however suggest a cover up would be tricky to manoeuvre.

Will the film have more depth than other disaster movie blockbusters?

The beginning of this Godzilla trailer, with the focus on Bryan Cranston’s character, suggests more emotion than the average disaster/monster movie blockbuster. Sadness makes way to anger, with Cranston convincing even in these brief segments. After his successful run as Walter White in Breaking Bad, Cranston is a smart casting choice to give this version of Godzilla a dramatic edge.

Are there other creatures in the Godzilla trailer?

On close inspection, Godzilla does not appear to be the only creature in Gareth Edwards’ film. Does Godzilla have henchmen? Or does he have enemies?

What happens to that dog?

Seriously, things do not look good for the dog running from the tsunami. Does it survive? Does it face off to Godzilla and live to tell the tale?

Godzilla is released in UK cinemas on 15th May 2014.