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Author: Chris Picard | Oct-17-2013 5:24 PM
Yet another Godzilla (2014) interview with cast mates Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen from Comic-Con has surfaced online, further lending more insight to the kind of film this Godzilla is going to be.
The interview starts at 3:30 with Bryan Cranston giving us some more insight as to why this Godzilla film will connect and engage audiences more, than if it was just a simple Monster mash movie. He once again explains how the plot is very character driven and how each character has their own personal situations that they need to overcome, in addition to dealing with Godzilla.
Following Bryan's bit, Elizabeth Olsen chimes in with more info about what to expect in terms of perspective throughout the film by saying:
"The perspective of this film is from these characters' perspective. It's not, you know, about some crazy crane shot flying above Godzilla. It's about the perspective of the people on the ground, witnessing it. So it's more like a practical thing, like if it really were to happen."
...And to wrap things up, Cranston speaks again, reiterating that the underlying messages throughout this film are that Man can not control Mother Nature and that attempting to control certain powers will lead to our own destruction - a common theme since the 1954 Gojira.
Not that any of this is really new information, it does help prepare us for what to expect when Godzilla stomps into theaters this May. From these descriptions, it sounds like we'll be seeing a very different kind of Godzilla film, in terms of perspective.
What do you think of these descriptions? Are these interviews hyping you up more to see this film? Let us know in the comments section below!
Special thanks to KAIJUSAURUS for posting the link to this video in the Godzilla 2014 forums!
Posted: Oct-17-2013 9:14 PM
Anyone else catch Elizabeth Olsen say, ".. Monsters coming out of the ocean"? I know it's not exactly news, but she said monsters, plural. Maybe these new kaiju aren't exactly as insect like as we were lead to believe. Maybe they're more like crustaceans.
Posted: Oct-17-2013 9:20 PM
Sounds like the perspective will be similiar to "cloverfield" but too much of this will be a mistake i feel. Gareth is taking a huge gamble. The way he balances this character perspective and THE AUDIENCE general interest in GODZILLA ONLY will determine the success of the movie. If im watching saying "whocares what blah blah blah needs to do show him leveling that building!" its a miss for me. just my 2 cents.
Posted: Oct-17-2013 9:22 PM
IM ROOTING FOR YOU GARETH REALLY, WHO ELSE IN HOLLYWOOD WOULD HAVE REALLY DONE THE GMAN JUSTICE......KUBRICK? HAHA JK IN MY TWISTED WORLD THAT BE DOPE.
Posted: Oct-17-2013 9:26 PM
WAR OF THE WORLDS (SPIELBERG) MEETS CLOVERFIELD? = GODZILLA 2014?
NOT TO SAY THOSE MOVIES WERE LAME OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT BUT.......THIS IS GODZILLA!!! ONE THING I GOTTA SAY THOUGH THE CLOSER AND CLOSER IT GETS TO THE DATE THE MORE AND MORE I FEEL I DONT KNOW WHAT TYPE OF MOVIE I WILL BE WALKING INTO. AND THAT IN ITSELF IS A GREAT THING FOR THIS FILM AND CHARACTER DO THE BIG GMAN SOME JUSTICE FOR ALL OF US GARETH
Posted: Oct-17-2013 9:49 PM
No need to yell GODZILLAMYCUZZIN... Ease up on the CAPS LOCK.
Posted: Oct-17-2013 11:32 PM
I'm really despising how people are comparing this idea of Godzilla to Cloverfield. Cuz you know, the idea of man being unable to conquer nature has NEVER been touched before Cloverfield; except Twister, Jurassic Park, The Day After Tomorrow, King Kong, and even the original 1954 Godzilla but who's counting? I don't care if Cloverfield had a giant monster too, these films will be nothing alike. This is great news, Cranston always knows how to hook you in.
Posted: Oct-18-2013 5:03 AM
I think I am experiencing a tad bit of doubt about this film for the very first time since it was made official.
I mean, while this does sound promising, I hope this isn't going to turn out like Monsters where the focus was pretty much 80% human drama and about 20% on the actual monsters/aliens.
Don't get me wrong, Monsters was a good film. Like a cross between "Close Enounters of the Third Kind" and "Apocalypse Now". It's just having Godzilla 2014 follow a similar direction would leave a lot of fans, myself included, pretty dissapointed.
After all, we came to see Godzilla right?
But hey, I still have confidence in Gareth Edwards. He just doesn't strike me as the kind of guy and film director who would dissapoint fans in favor of flaunting his own filmmaking talents.
Posted: Oct-18-2013 5:43 AM
I agree with SAMZILLA 14 , kinda worried there's gonna be too much HUMANS...gotta be able to highlight Godzilla in the best ways possible everytime he appears which shouldn't be too scarce
Posted: Oct-18-2013 8:10 AM
Relax everyone, im sure its not gonna be like Cloverfield. Cranston and Olsen are simply talking about how the characters lead the movie. Actually, they do in MOST Godzilla films! But they cant reveal too much about the scenes or about the big guy himself.
So please, relax.
Posted: Oct-18-2013 10:03 AM
I don't see what's the problem, you guys are overreacting. I mean, come on, this is what the original film from 1954 was about.
Godzilla is just going back to its original roots, you know, to the style of the film that started it all. In the film from 1954 we always saw Godzilla from the perspective of the human characters (whether it was a reporter, a random bystander or one of the main protagonists) as they witnessed the horror of a giant atomic monster ramaping through Tokyo and crushing everything in its path. We didn't saw Godzilla all the time but we saw the perspective of the humans, how their lives had been affected by the tragedy and how it related to their personal dramas.
There's really nothing wrong with what Gareth Edwards is doing, he's staying faithful to the atmosphere that the original film had and he's also adapting it to a modern realistic setting. Now, add to that a couple of monsters that fight with Godzilla and there it is! A masterpiece of the Kaiju genre.
The problem here is that you guys are expecting Gareth to produce a Showa/Heisei/Millenium-style free-for-all monster brawl when that wasn't even the intention and purpose of this film in the first place.
Posted: Oct-18-2013 10:16 AM
If you think about it, this idea of looking through the human characters' perspectives seems kind of scary. Plus: the super realistic VFX would make the movie even more real, as if you were watching a tape, but obviously less shaky.
Also: since this movie is a human character driven, the result should be to feel for the characters, which is something most movies lack nowadays.
Posted: Oct-18-2013 10:38 AM
DEMPLEX - Really? I just watched The Amazing Spiderman. Didn't have any problems feeling for the characters in there.
I think people have read into my post a little too much. I was merely expressing a minor caution, not "overreacting". If anything I think my caution is reasonable given that this is only Gareth Edwards second film. It;s potential to succeed is great, but it has also potential to fail though it would have to try damn hard.
Posted: Oct-18-2013 3:26 PM
For most the people complaining here, I don't think the problem is how Gareth is taking his direction (which is pretty much remaking the original film but more darker and more feels), I think your problem is that the film is not gonna be like the old toho scifi monster wrestling films, not gonna have minitature sets, suits, and that you still believe its gonna be like GINO. And P.S. Cloverfield focused on regular people, this film will be focusing on Godzilla, people with important roles for certain situations, and regular people suffering from disasters. I doubt they will focus too much on the other 2 monsters, I think they're more as extra touches for fans to enjoy a good fight.
Posted: Oct-18-2013 6:02 PM
You guys need to stop worrying about there being too much human and not enough Godzilla. It's self explanatory that the movie is gonna have a crap load of Godzilla, the friggin title of the film is Godzilla; he's the very reason people see this movie and all of the film makers know that. They're just letting us know that the human parts are not boring. Bryan said it himself, "You get all these interesting people you care for, and you still get Godzilla."
Posted: Oct-18-2013 7:03 PM
GAMZILLA234 - Good god! Yet another fucking moron who has to quote my comment out of context and put words in my mouth. Where did I say that I prefer the low budget antics over the proposed dark tone? I have been all over this idea since Gareth Edwards made it official. All I did was express a minor concern and you people are making out that I'm panning the film to be a failure. Do me a favor and read between the fucking lines.
Posted: Oct-18-2013 7:24 PM
@SAMZILLA 14. Holy Jesus dude calm down! GAMZILLA never directed his post against you. Please calm down.
Posted: Oct-18-2013 9:58 PM
Posted: Oct-19-2013 5:35 AM
Sorry about that, I just take great offence to people who try to twist my words in order to fit some blunted point they're trying to make. But I don't see how these comments weren't directed at me since only one person agreed with me.
Posted: Oct-19-2013 8:35 AM
Let's kick some ice! lol
oh man, they really got me even more hyped with that interview.
*radiation is the key of the story, and not some alien portal( thank god)
*They come from the ocean
*investing in the characters and the plot...
All the classic ingredients for a great Godzilla movie. Imo it's almost impossible to botch this up. I mean, it's all there, all the elements for a classic reboot. Gareth has seen most of the movies so I have complete faith in him.
Posted: Oct-19-2013 12:00 PM
Well guys, thanks for the "comfort" and reassurance
......I guess I'll be coming into theaters feeling safe and excited, especially after having watched World War Z, I can't wait to see the kind of impact it shows on humans now, especially Godzilla's when they think they've seen the worst from the other monsters, they'll be speechless witnessing the KING
Posted: Oct-20-2013 2:03 PM
I would like to have Godzilla searching for nuclear energy like in the Heisei-Series! Overall I think it would be the best if they have the Heisei-Series as an example how the new movie should be. Now I'm witnessing that they really lean to the first movie - which is great, too - with the characters in the middle and Godzilla as the great threat all around them.
Posted: Oct-20-2013 3:32 PM
I think this is really exciting news! There are a few films that have taken this approach and they were really successful.... the original Godzilla, Gamera 3, and GMK were all quite character driven and used character perspective alot.... so, look back at that before you say negative things.... I'm stoked for this film!!!!!
Posted: Oct-22-2013 7:19 AM
Sounds good. But dont worry, im sure there will in fact be "crane shots" as Olsen calls them.
Godzilla 2014 is an epic rebirth to Toho's Godzilla franchise. Directed by Monsters' Gareth Edwards, Godzilla hits theaters May 16th, 2014 and stars Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn & Bryan Cranston. [Learn More]
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