December 10, 2013 by Paul Curtin
While we’re all submitting our picks here at MediaStinger for our Most Anticipated Movies of 2014, Gareth Edwards’ upcoming reboot of the Godzilla franchise was topping my own list of nominees. Despite hating the director’s previous film, Monsters, the poster for the film released back in the summer still has me hyped for the potential of a serious giant monster movie — especially after Cloverfield lived up to the hype and Pacific Rim ended up being a bit too generic for my taste.
Oddly enough, right as making my selections, the first official trailer for Godzilla was released and in turn has solidified my number one choice.
Many had thought that promotion of the film might take the similar approach to Cloverfield by not showing much of the monster, but as you’ll see in the trailer below, they’re already giving away a surprising amount of pretty clear shots of the Kaiju in action.
Godzilla is set to hit theaters May 16, 2014, and stars Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.