We’ve already had plenty of opportunities to see the big green guy, but Warner Bros. and Legendary haven’t been as open to sharing what other monsters will feature in Godzilla. We have some strong guesses, but this new toy set (courtesy of Total Film) really lets the
cat monster out of the bag (so to speak):
That Godzilla figure is either the same giant-sized toy revealed a few weeks ago or it’s a similar design on a smaller scale, but either way it’s that Cloverfield-esque beast who is Godzilla’s newest foe. He’s been teased in just about every trailer so far, where all that was shown was one of those hooked appendages stepping onto screen. Now that’s he’s revealed in full – though not under the most favorable of circumstances – it’s a rather uninspired design.
Not only does the creature draw strong comparisons with the monster in Cloverfield, but those angular, wing-like appendages give it a silhouette reminiscent of the Recognizers from Tron and Tron: Legacy, and that’s an odd design choice.
Final judgment will undoubtedly be held until we’re either given a better look at this monster (read: not a plastic toy) or the film’s actual release, but until then, the initial impression isn’t all that intimidating. But then, maybe that’s the point? We’re all expecting Godzilla to make a mess of this spindly-legged loser anyway, right?
What do you make of the design for this newest monster? Does it fit with Gareth Edwards vision of a “serious” Godzilla? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Godzilla stomps into theaters May 16th, 2014.