Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New GODZILLA Poster & Viral Site Hint At Awesome Possibilities

As steeped as I have been with my Godzilla project, I am very, very wary of this new adaptation. Questions like "What makes this adaptation so different that it could wash away the ill will from the '98 version?" flow through my head. Part of what makes the Toho movies work at their best is the allegorical aspects of the movie. While still skeptical, thanks to IGN's Comic-Con poster debut, I am becoming a bit more open to the idea. This Godzilla seems to be an update on the old design instead of something that looks as goofy as the '98 version, which, let's face it was awful.

In addition, I came across the site Godzilla Encounter that appears to be the most logo-ridden viral site I've seen in a long time. Today, they posted a teaser that will surely mean we will get footage during Comic-Con. The most interesting thing about this particular post was that it completed a "puzzle" that began with the first post where you see in red letters, the name Serizawa.

Who name Serizawa? He was that B.A.M.F. in the picture above. He had one of the best story arcs in the series and was responsible for creating the Oxygen Destroyer, a weapon that could be used against Godzilla. Either this is logical or racist, but Ken Watanabe might be playing the good doctor this time around. Between this and the hinted designed of the big guy gives me the impression that this might be an update to the original story set in America. This is all speculation, of course so we'll have to wait until Comic-Con to find out more info.

GODZILLA will be released May 16th, 2014, is directed by Gareth Edwards, and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Bryan Cranston, and Ken Watanabe.

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