I've been a huge Godzilla fan since I first caught him on TV as a little 3 year old kid. WWOR-9 in NYC used to play Godzilla marathons on Thanksgiving weekends and had monster movies on the weekends as well. My brother and I couldn't get enough Godzilla back in the day, we watched them so much we could recite the lines from the original to the last movie made in the 70's, Terror of MechaGodzilla. We wanted a big screen movie to come out in the worst way. We got our wish in 1985 when a new movie came out and it left us wanting more. Hollywood finally green lighted a big budget summer spectacular but the 1998 was a complete flop thanks to a crappy story, wooden actors and a monster that underwhelmed audiences. Toho studios answered back with their own reboot in 2000, but it's release was limited thanks to the lukewarm response from the 98 movie. For a long time it looked like the film series was never going to get a proper big budget release. Toho went on to retire Godzilla in 2004 with 'Final Wars'. They said they wouldn't release any more Godzilla movies for 10 years. The series went out with a bang, but none of the Godzilla movies after 2000 got any US theatrical releases. US fans were shut out, having to depend on bootleg releases for years before Toho started releasing dubbed versions of their movies. If you are a G-fan, check these out: In 2010, Toho confirmed that Legendary Pictures had acquired the film rights to Godzilla here in the US. Hollywood was going to try to throw big money at a franchise that was still suffering from the stigma of the 1998 crapfest. Recycling Jurassic Park special effects wasn't going to cut it this time for the American consumer. Want to make some money? Make a GOOD Godzilla movie. From what I have seen so far, it looks like it will do the film series justice. First off, the biggest issue is going to be how Godzilla looks. The '98 movie was nothing at all what the fans expected. I don't think that's an issue anymore: Then people were worried about the crapty acting. Well the lineup of actors in this movie shows that the script is more than just a fluff action flick with good lineup: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and an appearance from Akira Takarada, who was in the original 1954 release. It's a mix of people who are going to be looking for roles with some depth to them, and having Takarada involved was the first good sign that this movie is going to be done right in my book. I'm hoping this movie is a rip roaring good time with a taste of what made the original so dark and scary. It's what that fans want and I believe it's what Hollywood has finally delivered. These are the official trailers released so far, in order of release: Godzilla: Official Teaser Trailer Godzilla: Official Trailer Godzilla: International Trailer Godzilla: It Can't Be Stopped Godzilla: I Can't Believe This Is Happening Godzilla: Whatever It Takes Godzilla: Courage Godzilla: Extended Look Godzilla: Nature Has An Order So what do people think? Are they excited to see this franchise reboot with a big budget release? And will the movie be any good? May 16th is G-Day, who's going to check this out? I just booked my IMAX tickets. That is going to be SICCCCCCCK.