Godzilla: King of the Monsters has got not one, not two but three full-length trailers. And even then, the new footage doesn’t stop. Warner Bros. have now released what they’re calling, a final look at the movie. Titled Knock You Out, the short TV Spot (some may call it Trailer 4) plays out like an action montage featuring plenty of shots of the monsters squaring off against each other. And to top it all, it’s set to the same music that one of the Deadpool 2 trailers used in its marketing. Check it out.
We get quick looks at almost everyone ranging from Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah to God-Zilla himself. We also see Monarch scientists naming the monsters in quick clips, suggesting we’ll actually see them come up with these code words for the monsters (could there be some explanation for the names then?). Between this and the Chinese trailer released yesterday, Legendary and Warner Bros. are suddenly looking at conveying a more action, fun summer movie vibe, as opposed to the serious tones hinted at in the prior trailers.
They need not though. Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters appears to have amassed its own following that appreciates Mike Dougherty’s exploration of the movie’s more somber themes. After all, that’s what made the 1954 Gojira such a revered, deep monster movie as opposed to ordinary flicks of that genre. The fan-following is certainly here to say, and got a strong dose of nostalgia thanks to composer Bear McReary’s rendition of the original Godzilla theme. By injecting a little brains into a franchise that isn’t expected to have any, Warner Bros. could rejuvenate fan interest in the movies and prove that a Godzilla movie can be a lot more than sheer spectacle. Early reviews though, while positive, suggest the movie’s characters may not turn out to be cerebral.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters releases in theaters on May 31, 2019. Let us know how excited you are about the movie below.