It’s a Colossal Scrum in new Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer

When the monsters rise, we are completely at their mercy. A new Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer plays on the beauty and terror of nature.

Any new natural phenomenon we don’t understand can be beautiful until the destructive implications are revealed. A magnificent “light show” is the source of a gorgeous blue glow, but its source is potentially deadly. As a group of scientists look on in wonder, Dr. Vivienne Graham explains the behavior is intended to intimidate. In our minds, Sally Hawkins is officially a master at understanding and empathizing with creatures’ others fear.  This guy is a little bigger than the Amphibian Man of The Shape of Water, however. When Godzilla decides to reveal himself, he makes a show of just how large he really is.

Powerful and seemingly indestructible, Rodan makes his entrance rising from an active volcano. Obviously, firepower is no match for the Pteranodon. Godzilla will have his work cut out for him facing off with a slew of ancient creatures. Here’s hoping that the last Kaiju standing is friendly to humans.

The real message we’re getting from the trailer is that there is no turning back now. Once the nuclear reptiles rose, there is no way for humans to coax them back underground. The Kaiju are going to have to work this out among themselves while humans try to stay out of the way.

Despite some serious star power with names like Ziyi Zhang, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Bradley Whitford headlining, the monsters are clearly going to be the center of the film. Everything we’re seeing is making us incredibly excited for director Michael Dougherty’s interpretation of the legendary movie characters. Krampus was one of the best modern monster movies so we can’t wait to see what he does on an even larger scale. Literally.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters bursts into theaters May 31.

Featured image: Caption: Godzilla rises from the depths and unleashes his atomic breath to claim his crown as King of the Monsters in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.