If you were disappointed by Godzilla (2014)’s lack of monsters, it looks like Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters will make up it for in spades. The film’s latest trailer is an all-out monster-fighting fest, with characters finally uttering the Titans’ names. Set to a rather dramatic version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Rodan bursts from a volcano, Mothra lets out her signature cry, Ghidorah wreaks havoc, and Godzilla unleashes his atomic breath. Director Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is truly leaning into monster madness and I could not be more excited.
Shots from the newest Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters trailer truly look like pieces of art. A particular shot of Ghidorah perched atop an erupting volcano with a cross in the foreground belongs in a museum. Every shot seems to emphasize the sheer size of these earth-shattering Titans, who can crush a city with a flap of their wings or a stomp of their foot. The stakes seem much higher than the first film, with destruction at a global level.
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Here is the official plot synopsis from Warner Bros.:
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Sorry, humans, but this is a job for the epic monster squad of Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan. And never forget, “This is Godzilla’s world. We’re just living in it.”
Millie Bobby Brown (StrangerThings) is making her feature film debut in Godzilla, starring as the daughter to scientist, Dr. Emma Russell, played by Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring). The rest of the cast is just as impressive, featuring Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Sally Hawkins (Shape of Water), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), and Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), just to name a few.
Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters comes to theatres May 31st (not soon enough, in my opinion). What do you think of the latest trailer? Can you contain your excitement? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and in the Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group!