Being a big fan of the original Godzilla movies, it’s pretty easy to understand why I absolutely hated the version from 1998 with Mathew Broderick. The special effects were way too over-the-top, and it seemed like it just took itself too seriously at times. For my tastes, anyway. Plus, having the Wallflowers butcher David Bowie’s classic tune, Heroes, didn’t help their cause in my book either.
This new incarnation — which hits theaters on May 16th, 2014 — looks to be pretty exciting though. At this point in his career, Bryan Cranston can basically do what he wants. You can rest assured that almost any project the Breaking Bad alumnus chooses to be involved with from now on is going to be pretty damn good.
From the official Godzilla YouTube channel:
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).