Godzilla 2: 10 Ways To Make Sure The Sequel Is Better Than The Original
10. Why So Serious?
Those seeing the trailer for Godzilla probably expected a more sober affair. With the casting of Bryan Cranston, one would assume the producers wanted to add some gravitas to the feature. Which would have made sense in a film that centered on Godzilla as a natural disaster and not as Rocky Balboa. The film relies so heavily on the "superhero" version of Godzilla that it almost feels like a cheat that he's in the same film with a man seeing his wife die, the army being massacred and several civilians being crushed to death. Say what you will about 19958s Godzilla, but at least it's tone was consistent throughout: a giant monster attack is pretty damn silly when you think about it. Assuming the next film continues in the "Godzilla vs (insert here)" tradition, the least they could do would be to have some fun with it. By the end of the first film, we see that the news has dubbed Godzilla a savior, complete with a praising banner. Imagine how funny it would be if Godzilla becomes a pop culture phenomenon. Little kids wear Godzilla hats. Godzilla gets a cartoon show. Godzilla appears in McDonald's ads eating a Big Mac. The film could make a humorous commentary on Godzilla's real-life fandom. More importantly, lightening up the tone could further ingrain fans of the overall franchise and casual moviegoers.