On Monday, the new Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer came and pretty much blew everyone away. While we’re still not 100% clear on the plot – something for which I’m eternally grateful for – there is no doubt that the visuals are proving to be everything we could’ve possibly hoped for. Massive destruction, kaiju fights with heft and weight behind them, and gorgeous visuals that will probably make it one of the most beautiful films of the year, all littered the screen of this gargantuan trailer.
However, we can’t forget that Godzilla‘s roots stem from more than half a century of cinema history, all thanks to the Japanese studio Toho. And that history has been recognized and appreciated by YouTuber Gorizard, who took the audio from the latest trailer and set it against Showa Toho Godzilla film clips, essentially creating a remix that bridged the new with the old, the modern with the classic. It’s a testament to the longevity of the franchise and a reminder that the awe and love we feel today is the same felt by generations before us. Long live the King, indeed!
“Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch 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.”
Directed by Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus‘ Michael Dougherty, who cowrote the film with Zach Shields, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.
This film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language.