If you thought Superman’s fight with General Zod in Man of Steel was destructive, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Next weekend’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters pits the titular beast against a host of other Titans in a wildly destructive battle for dominance over the planet. A final trailer has been released in advance of the film’s opening and it shows that this battle is truly apocalyptic in nature.
Godzilla versus Ghidorah may very well be the best big screen fight this year because these two Titans look to have some real brutal and awesome encounters in this movie. Ghidorah is dodging Godzilla’s atomic breath and Godzilla is tackling him through buildings and trying to drown all three of his heads. It’ll be a hard-fought victory on either side of a fight so apocalyptic that it may indeed send humanity back to the Stone Age as Bryan Cranston’s Joe warned in the first Godzilla.
This final Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer has a good mix of shots we’ve seen from the previous trailers and new shots that give us even more of a look at the insane spectacle of this movie. We got more of the various aerial and land-based battles, as well as some really cool looks at Godzilla himself. Of particular note was a shot of Godzilla towards the end of the trailer where he looks sort of like he is covered in/made of molten lava.
In previous trailers, we’ve seen Godzilla in this kind of environment seemingly injured, so this may be when he recovers and rises like a very big phoenix from the ashes. Either way, he looks pissed and very badass with the electricity surging around his lava-covered body. It must be said that although Godzilla: King of the Monsters is about an existential threat and there are countless casualties, the apocalypse in this movie sure looks pretty.
The visuals on display in this trailer are truly stunning, and from the destruction at the capital to the battles in the sky to Ghidorah striking intimidating poses, many of the shots could be framed and hung on a wall. You’re definitely going to want to see King of the Monsters on the biggest and best screen possible.
Also, while I’m all for LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” I’m not sure I like it as much for this movie as the score from earlier previews. The instrumental music in the previous trailers really helped convey the epic quality of Godzilla 2 and the stakes of the battle at hand.
However, the song choice in this trailer works well with the way it is edited and the pacing really lets audiences know that unlike 2014’s Godzilla, this film won’t hold back the monsters and it will be all action. This trailer also has a somewhat lighter tone too, conveying that although you’ll be watching the apocalypse, it’ll still be a fun time.