Make all the apocalypse jokes you can people, this is the real deal. The big green monster is coming back again to wreak havoc on cities in 2012. And this isn’t slang for treepenis or the wall in Boston. We’re talking Gojira. Legit.
Monster movies have been a staple in culture for years, but recently have had a falling out with the public. Until Cloverfield happened, and they REALLY had a falling out with the public. Seriously. The plot holes in that movie were so huge, they gave birth to you. Zing. But Legendary Pictures are thinking that the time is right for a Godzilla reboot. Godzilla is one of the world’s most beloved city-crushing monsters, so LP secured the rights from the Toho Co., which owns them and has made over 25 films featuring Godzilla.
The last time we were inundated with a Godzilla movie, it was directed by Roland Emmerich, starred Matthew Broderick, and grossed about twelve-fiddy. And featured tiny baby Godzillas that wreaked even more adorable havoc. And a soundtrack with P. Diddy covering Led Zeppelin. Basically, it was a harbinger of the apocalypse, before people were even talking about the apocalypse.
Here’s hoping the next one won’t do the world in. But seriously, Hollywood. Get new ideas. Legendary Pictures has also paired with Warner Brothers to produce 300, The Dark Knight, and The Hangover. So it might be good. But it’s still a contemporary Godzilla movie.