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Toho's latest Godzilla reboot has been in Japanese theaters for well over a month, but now the film will coming over to American big screens. Shin Godzilla (or Godzilla Resurgence as it's also known) envisions the classic Kaiju reeking havoc in modern-day Japan for the first time. This is Toho's first Godzilla film for a few years, so fans may want to get the details for this limited release. Check out the latest trailer below.
Shin Godzilla will see a limited release from October 11-18. The film will be in Japanese with English subtitles, so fans of the dubbed films and haters of reading might want to pay attention to that information. You can buy tickets for the film here.
The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, with a screenplay by Anno and visual effects work provided by Higuchi. Shin Godzilla is the 31st film in the Godzilla franchise, the 29th produced by Toho, and the third reboot from Toho. The film imagines an all new Godzilla bringing the thunder while the Japanese government and military scramble to find a way to stop the seemingly unstoppable monster.
In terms of trailers, this could be a bit more strategic. While the footage looks very grand and chaotic, it feels like a poor decision to barely include any Godzilla; it seems more like a teaser trailer. Is there any point in not showing the title monster? After all, this is only a limited release; you might as well go in guns blazing to get people who weren't previously aware of the movie excited. That being said, Godzilla does look very cool and the original music at the end is a nice touch.
Here's an arguably better trailer for Shin Godzilla. It's a Japanese trailer with just as many close-ups of human faces, but a whole lot more Godzilla.
I have to admit I'm not really excited to see a Godzilla film where he only fights the military; that's not exactly high on my wants list. Luckily, there's a second Godzilla franchise over at Legendary. The sequel to Godzilla hit a big setback when it lost its director, Gareth Edwards, so it'll be a bit longer before it throws down with another monster. There's also the new King Kong movie, Kong: Skull Island that will introduce the biggest Kong yet. That film is a part of Legendary's cinematic monster movieverse, where the two most iconic movie monsters will eventually punch each other with CG galore. It's a pretty exciting time to be a Kaiju fan.
Shin Godzilla hits America theaters on October 11 and ends on October 18, so get your tickets if this seems cool to you.