Last year’s “Godzilla” impressed a lot of people. It managed to overcome all the baggage from the 1998 Matthew Broderick flick and bring something fun and interesting to the table. Sure, it was no “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” in terms of its quality, but it was still a solid popcorn movie, and it sure beat the heck out of “Pacific Rim” (which, full disclosure, I thought was a garbage picture).
Upon “Godzilla”s financial success, a sequel was inevitable, and Warner Bros. was even kind enough to let director Gareth Edwards take a short detour into “Star Wars” land before returning for a second outing. But before we can even start thinking about the director coming back, there of course is the need for a solid script.
In an interview with Collider, writer Max Borenstein, who served as scribe to the first “Godzilla,” revealed the current status on the anticipated sequel, as well as what we can expect from it.
“I’m writing it now, and it’s really going to be great. I don’t want to go off book and tell you anything that I’m not allowed to tell you. The response to the first film was really exciting, but now that that world is established, we can do bigger and even better things. We’re really stoked.”
“Bigger” and “better” is something we always hear in regards to sequel, but unfortunately, bigger isn’t always better when it comes to story. Sure, in a movie about giant monsters bigger is usually the next step—these are, after all, supposed to be fun movies first and foremost—but is bigger really something that we need next for the series?
I have no problem saying I had a solid time in theaters when I saw the first film, but in all honesty, every time a human popped up on screen, I felt my eyes glaze right over. Simply put, the human characters in the flick were boring and uninteresting. I had a hard time connecting with them on any level, which made it even harder to really care when any of them were in jeopardy. So before they go “bigger” on this next one, I really hope Borenstein will first rethink on how he incorporates the humans into the story.
What kind of elements do you want to see in a “Godzilla” sequel? Are my concerns valid in your eyes, or do you just want to see the likes of Mothra and Mechagodzilla already? Let us know in the comments down below!