‘Godzilla vs Kong’ Trailer: Here’s the Good, the Bad, and the Outrageous

The Film Addict
5 min readJan 26, 2021
Source: Warner Bros

Godzilla vs Kong’s trailer is arguably the biggest trailer reveal of 2021 yet, but it is not only big in sheer size. Of course, Kong is a grown up now, and his towering figure is a testament that you can put on pounds of pure muscle while being confined in a small space (read: Skull Island), with little to no help from a fitness coach, so you should stop blaming the pandemic and the closure of gyms for looking like a starving caveman. Or a melted ice-cream.

Yes, we have all been starved of big movie titles since Pandemic-20 started its world tour, and perhaps that is the reason why the trailer of Godzilla vs Kong is leaving a much bigger footprint than it should. Kaiju. Story reveals. Warbat. Kong’s weapon. I have lost count of the times that these headlines made their way into my social media feed. The sheer amount of articles spawning from that trailer alone proved that something substantial and interesting has finally emerged for film publications to write about. I can feel their hunger, and I wonder when was the last time that they had a nice, warm, cheeseburger.

Food aside, the trailer does certainly leave a lengthy trail of after-shocks to be talked about. There are good surprises, not-so-great reveals, and plenty of bold moves that could drive the audience crazy, for good or bad reasons. And here they are.

The Good

Godzilla is definitely a good lizard gone bad in the trailer, and it shows, more so if you can recall a couple of scenes from Gareth Edward’s Godzilla (2014). Finally, finally, the great lizard can properly party at the world’s biggest cities without giving two hoots about human rights and hurting the humanity’s feelings. It definitely doesn’t need to worry about messing up your lawn or disturbing your children’s school anymore.

One of the iconic scenes from the 2014 Godzilla is how the great lizard fully descends underwater and swims silently below a Navy ship to avoid impact. In Godzilla vs Kong’s trailer, the lizard can be seen passing through a fleet of these similar ships without even budging an inch, effectively slicing through one of those unfortunate ships with its jagged spikes. Ooops.

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