Thoughts on the New “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” Trailer

The first trailer dropped at San Diego Comic Con for the next Godzilla film: Godzilla: King of the Monsters.  This is the direct sequel to the 2014 film and in the “monsterverse” along with Kong: Skull Island.  After having just watched the trailer, here’s some of my initial thoughts:

*They are throwing out all the big guns.  Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah.  If you’re going to have a battle royale of kaiju, this is the crew (unless MechaGodzilla is in wait).  Just the glimpses of Mothra and King Ghidorah look pretty sweet.  Considering there hasn’t ever been an American version of those, I’m super interested to see how they turn out.

*Millie Bobby Brown’s character in the trailer reminds me of Miki Saegusa, a character from the Heisei Godzilla films of the late 80s/early 90s.  I’m curious if that will actually be the case and she can communicate via a psychic link to the monsters like Miki did.

*It’s too bad that Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson aren’t back but at least they brought back Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins (two actors that I enjoy a lot).

*For a first trailer, there is A LOT of action but like I said before besides Godzilla, we don’t see a lot of the other kaiju, which is good.  It gets everyone hyped but still leaves a lot to the imagination.

Overall, I really enjoyed this trailer.  I’m hyped for this film to drop next year.

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MoviePass Adventures: Month 9

I said before the previous month was a slow month. This past month was really a slow month as I saw only 2 films.  Here’s the films I saw this month:

1.) The Incredibles 2

The long awaited sequel to the Pixar animated film that first released in 2004, Incredibles 2 picks up where the first one left on telling the further adventures of the superhero Parr family.  I loved the first film and I really enjoyed this film.  I did think this one played like a remix of the first one which is both good and bad.  I don’t know if there was a need for a sequel but if there was going to be, at least it was this kind of film.

2.) Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a documentary on the life of Fred Rogers, the long time host of the PBS children’s show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.  It is one of the best documentaries I’ve seen and is appropriate for the times in needing to be reminded of the kindness and love that we need to share with one another.

3.) Ant-Man and the Wasp

 

The sequel to the 2015 Marvel film, this one takes place after those events but prior to Avengers: Infinity War.  Scott Lang is on house arrest from the events of Captain America: Civil War but get back in touch with Dr. Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne (Wasp) who are trying to get back in contact with the original Wasp Janet Van Dyne, trapped in the quantum realm.  Meanwhile they’re having to deal with Ghost, a villain trying to save her own life as well as shady black market dealers.  Overall I loved the film.  It really reminded why i loved the first one and improved on it.

4) Skyscraper

Will Hunter (played by Dwayne Johnson) is a former FBI agent and hostage negociator who was badly injured during an operation and was forced to retire and start up his own security company.  He is hired by a businessman in Hong Kong who built the largest skyscraper in the world.  Will and his family are there while Will assesses the security of the building.  Terrorists infultrate the building and put Will’s family in danger.  Will has to save his family from the terrorists who have the building on fire.  I loved the film.  It was a nice homage to films from the 70s & 80s but was very much an original film which is kinda rare in this day and age.

5.) Whitney

The film Whitney is a documentary on the life of singer/actress/performer Whitney Houston.  It chronicles her life and career.  From her ups and downs in her life and career, this film highlights those times for one of the biggest artists in the late 20th century.  It is a celebration of her work and at the same time a heartbreaking tale.  It’s a good film but like I said heartbreaking.

 

Total films seen overall with MoviePass: 47

(Number of unique films seen overall: 45)

(Number of films seen in 2018: 33)

(Number of unique films seen in 2018: 32)