One of the aspects of the Godzilla Comic-Con ‘test teaser’ that resonated with the Hall H audience was just how serious and authentic the imagery glimpsed in those one-two minutes felt. That’s assuming you are willing to suspend belief and accept the premise of a lightning-breathing gargantuan reptile that fights other enormous beasts on Earth.
The sense of realism, in this case, evidences how director Gareth Edwards seems to be approaching the B-movie concept, bringing it down to Earth with relatable imagery that one associates with a real cataclysmic event. Edwards used an identical tactic in his indie project Monsters, similar to what Jonathan Liebesman did with the more-mainstream Battle Los Angeles.
Edwards clarified his approach to Godzilla during an interview with Total Film (via Coventry Telegraph), saying:
“I’ve always been ...
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