This summer looks to be filled with great movies that will lead to huge box office numbers. I previously mentioned The Purge 2: Anarchy, which looks to be on the eyes of many movie-goers for the summer. The next one I will look into is Godzilla. When I first heard of the movie coming out, I was a little skeptical on if it would even be something worth checking out, but the trailer has definitely sparked my interest. The classic science-fiction movie has yet another big-budget reboot of it with Gareth Edwards’ version. Just by viewing the multiple trailers, you can see that this is classic throwback Godzilla, with him wreaking havoc and plenty of people running in fear. What once started as a traditional Japanese action movie has truly became an international disaster movie.
Director Gareth Edwards has gathered a rather strong cast for his reboot of Godzilla. It features Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe (Inception), Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), David Strathairn (The Bourne Legacy), and Bryan Cranston (Argo, Breaking Bad). Fresh off the incredible success of Breaking Bad, many fans may tune in to see Cranston back in action. Aside from that, although it doesn’t have any huge big-name actors, it is loaded with plenty of solid actors and actresses that will make Godzilla a must-see.
An interesting twist to Edwards’ movie will be this rival character facing off against Godzilla. It is hard who or what this creature is who will be pitted against Godzilla, but from recent trailers and posters, it is clear one exists. This link will show you some pictures of toy action figures representing this new character.
With Godzilla being a movie that will no doubt attract the attention of many, it is sure to be a box office success. I do believe it will benefit from being released early on in the summer season of movies, but I would have trouble predicting it to be an overall better film than movies like The Purge 2 and Transformers which will be released later on in the summer. I will definitely check it out due to the pure action that it shows in the trailers. They have also created questions amongst the public as to what this new creature represents and what the actual storyline will consist of. I recommend checking out some of the trailers on YouTube as there has already been a few released.
Check Godzilla out in theaters on May 16th.