Godzilla Resurgence, directed by Hideaki Anno, will see the king of the kaiju return in full force to Japanese screens. Set to arrive on July 29th this year, this reboot is the first Japanese iteration of the character since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars. It appears to be a return to its roots, sticking with the man-in-the-rubber-costume look, as apposed to the American put-it-all-in-CGI look. Which is fine by me.
That said, the new Godzilla appears to have a far different, almost bloodthirsty look about him. Check it out.
I don’t mind the new look. I also don’t mind that they’re sticking to the rubber suit. I do mind that it’s 2016 and the Japanese don’t bother taking the time to edit their trailers. Same goes for anime for that matter. C’mon! What’s up with the random people just looking at each other, sometimes talking to each other, but their voices are entirely drowned out by dramatic music? No subtitles. Just random visuals.
We do, however, get a look at some great new angles from behind tanks and such. And the damage caused in the kaiju’s wake is reminiscent of the horrors faced in the 2011 tsunami. What do you guys think? Ready for a new Godzilla film? This will be Toho’s 29th take on the character; 31st if you consider the American films.