Anyway, now it is 2014, and Hollywood is going to try again. Here's the official trailer for "Godzilla", coming out this May:
Good news: the movie stars Bryan Cranston, and not some boring young dude as you would expect from a cookie-cutter blockbuster in 2014. We do not get a good look at Godzilla immediately, but that's to be expected, and encouraged to provoke suspense. From the trailer it also seems that Godzilla will actually get to destroy things. That city looks positively wrecked in the commercial. Not sure what any of this has to do with the Monolith Theme from "2001" though.
One clever detail that I love is that the trailer implies that the Pacific nuclear tests were made to kill Godzilla, they were not what made him. And if a nuke is not going to work, what will? Definitely not two missiles like the 1998 movie. Nothing will work, because this is Godzilla, and he is going to buttfuck San Francisco, and we are all going to love it. Hopefully some of the other creatures we see growing are a foe for Godzilla to wrestle, because the world needs a new kaiju flick. Let us all root for the big green monster come this spring.