When you watch old Godzilla movies, do you find yourself troubled by a lack of realism? Not about the existence of the monster itself, but, I don’t know, the way it moves, the scale of the buildings, clunky special effects, the way people die. Things like that.
Well, don’t worry! The new Godzilla movie is going to take care of that–realism is a priority for director Gareth Edwards. ComingSoon has quotes from Edwards found at TotalFilm (no exact link available) that discuss the issue:
“I’ve always been interested in Godzilla and the ideas around him. I really wanted to see another Godzilla film and jumped at the opportunity. My main idea was to imagine ‘If this really happened, what would it be like?’ I want to take a grounded, realistic approach to a Godzilla film.”
You know, it’s a funny statement at a quick glance. Realistic? What is realistic about Godzilla? Nothing, of course. But I do understand what he’s trying to say (I think)–he wants to get the details right, like if a creature this size takes a step, what kind of damage should something of his height and weight inflict? That’s a fine thing to consider. I appreciate the thoughtfulness. Then I come back again and still can’t help but find it funny to talk about Godzilla and realism.
Edwards also said:
I’ve never worked this hard, this long and been this emotionally involved in something that’s lasted only a few seconds since the time I lost my virginity! But the reaction has been amazing and I can’t wait for the fans to see our final product.”
Umm…interesting comparison? I’m not quite sure what to say about that.
“Godzilla” is scheduled for a May 2014 release. No cast members are listed.