Comic-Con has come and gone. Some of my “peers” went for it and did the annual “get no sleep for 5 days” thing. But out of “The Con” came some news from two movies that I’m curious or interested in… and that’s the Godzilla reboot movie and Pacific Rim. Both related and not related. They’re both giant monster movies, but different directors. Both are from Legendary Pictures.
And then a vague outline of something… a long tail, spines and the head that ends up bellowing out the classic Godzilla roar we all know and love.
At the panel, director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) said this one won’t be a joke chasing someone through Manhattan. (Ziing!)
Some sites have a “screenshot” of this clip that hasn’t been released yet. I haven’t seen that it’s been released yet. I could be wrong, but you do the math.
I’m looking forward to this movie. I’ve been itching to see a decent Godzilla movie. When that giant lizard version came out, it wasn’t all that, but it was all I had and had to like it… I manned up. It was cute. It had character, like an MST3K project. But now, I think we’re getting a proper reboot. A reboot that I hope will instill a great showing at the box office so that more are made.
From director Guillermo del Toro, this movie is about a world, our world, that is besieged by giant monsters. Not unlike Godzilla, but not. They’re called kaiju. And humanity has created giant robots to fights these kaiju, called Jaegers.
Director del Toro told the audience that a Jaeger is driven by two pilots. Each one acting like the left and right brain hemispheres and use the brainwaves to control the robots.
The Comic-Con clip went something like this:
Two figures walking through the snow with a metal detector are searching for something. They find a tiny doll figure but then the detector goes nuts, followed by the sound of a huge loud thud, then another.
A giant robot stands up out of the snow, but then falls to its knees and plops over on its face.
Next scene shows a huge claw crashing down on a bridge full of cars.
The screen shows the words, “WE CREATED MONSTERS,” and then it shows giant robots. There’s a scene with the giant robots wading through water — and the people controlling the robots. They’re walking on a treadmill to make the robot walk. A person punches, and the robot punches.
The audience hears:
“Today at the edge of hope, the end of our time. We have chosen to believe in each other. We are standing against the monsters outside our door, TODAY WE ARE CANCELLING THE APOCALYPSE.”
They then see a giant robot facing off against a shark-faced monster.
I’m sure that we’ll soon be seeing the actual trailer and I paraphrased the description so when it does show up online, it will still be pretty fresh. (I left a few things out.)