The day finally came, everyone! The days where we constantly "where is the trailer?" are over! The trailer for Godzilla vs Kong has finally dropped online and my reaction is of sheer excitement! I am ready for this movie! I have been ready for this movie since last year and I know all of you have been as well! There are a lot of things going on in the trailer that we see in front of us and there are a lot of things in the trailer that we missed happening in the background.
The trailer starts off with an explosion at a city with people running for their lives. What is causing these explosions? We don't know, but we do have a good idea who in the next shot. In the next shot, we see people fleeing for their lives. It is here where we spot our first glimpse of the perpetrator of the attack. If you look closer in the background you may spot our first glimpse of our pal, REDACTED. Yes, I am still keeping REDACTED because I don't want to reveal his identity just yet. This is only a glimpse of our friend and there is a scene that I will get to later. So that is my warning for spoilers. Anyways, it seems like it is rising from the ground. Could REDACTED be fighting Godzilla, Kong, or another monster and got knocked down? Maybe so. There is a lot more to speculate on REDACTED, but that will be saved for later.
As we see more people scrambling for safety, we hear Alexander Skarsgärd as Nathan Lind saying, "This is our only chance." Then, the trailer cuts to an overview of a fleet of naval ships transporting Kong off of Skull Island and Eiza González as Maya Simmons in a helicopter looking down on Kong chained up to an aircraft carrier. As we watch Kong's hand laying over the side, we hear Nathan again now saying, "We have to take it." This, to me, sounds like he was offered with something and Nathan is considering taking up the offer. But what kind of offer is up in the air. We then see Kong passed out on the aircraft carrier and then the logos for Warner Bros. and Legendary appears.
In the next shot, Kong is awake and curious about the chains that are holding him down and then we see Nathan Lind walking outside to see Kong. Next thing we hear Nathan say, "We need Kong…," then cuts to another shot of Nathan continuing his dialogue with, "The world needs him."
Then, we see fighter jets flying over the horizon and then Nathan mentions, "…to stop what's coming." Next shot then shows a little islander girl from the Iwi tribe offering her doll to Kong. Nathan goes on to explain, "This little girl is the only one he can communicate with…" while we see the little girl turn her head towards Rebecca Hall as Ilene Andrews.
Then, we learn that Nathan's dialogue was him talking to Ilene where she responds, "I know that they have a bond." As we see Ilene and this little girl bonding, Kong being calmed down by the little girl, Ilene continues, "She had nowhere to go, so I made a promise to protect her. I think that, in some way, Kong did the same." All of that is telling me two things. A) Kong basically adopted this girl as his own and two being that Kong or B) this girl has a psychic link to Kong that is similar to Mothra and her twin fairies. I want to go with choice "A" because that seems more logical, but if you look back at the credits for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, it does confirm that humans and monsters did have a telepathic link to each other. So choice "B" would probably be what is going on between Kong and the little Iwi girl.
Next scene, we hear what sounds like Godzilla's roar after the girl touches the wall of what I assume to be her room. We see what I assume to be the commander of the battleship looking outside to see Godzilla's dorsal plate rising out of the water and slicing the battleship in half. Then, jets start flying in to attack Godzilla and Godzilla swats them down with his tail. Everyone is shocked, especially with Kong. Kong looks down in the water seeing Godzilla getting closer, takes his stance and tries to intimidate Godzilla by roaring at him, but then Godzilla breaches and knocks Kong down. This scene here is where something is up with Godzilla. He is not acting like his usual self. He is acting more like the Godzilla from the Japanese movies where he doesn't care about the military or anyone for that matter.
Next shot we see is Godzilla diving out of the water, landing on the aircraft carrier, gets up and round one begin with Kong throwing the first punch into Godzilla's face. Kong shoves Godzilla back into the water, Godzilla fires his atomic breath underneath the aircraft carrier, Kong makes a break for it, and then Godzilla swims off.
Warning: This is where I reveal a big spoiler. Stop here if you don't want any spoilers.
Next we see Demián Bichir as Walter Simmons, whom looks old enough to be Maya's father, but I could be wrong. We see Walter and he says, "These are dangerous times," and then we see Shun Oguri as Ren Serizawa, which he looks happy with something and I think he has something to do with REDACTED. If look at the screen behind Ren, you can see a little more detail of REDACTED's body as well as the screen saying, "PRIMARY SYSTEMS: MAXIMUM CHARGE". Perhaps a clue to REDACTED's identity? Alright, I will reveal it. REDACTED is MechaGodzilla. I think most of you know by now that MechaGodzilla will be in the movie and I think it is time to retire the REDACTED name. Getting back on track, I think this is where we start to piece together that maybe Godzilla is being set up or influenced some how. Maybe MechaGodzilla disguised itself as Godzilla to frame Godzilla as the bad guy or maybe MechaGodzilla has a built in ORCA system commanding Godzilla to attack. We don't know the full details behind MechaGodzilla, but MechaGodzilla being in the movie is proof that perhaps Godzilla is not as much of a villain that the trailer is making him look to be.
Kyle Chandler as Mark Russell stammers into a tent frustrated and confused by Godzilla's behavior. If you look closer at the screen behind Mark you can see that Godzilla is in Florida and then we see more of Godzilla (or MechaGodzilla in disguise) attacking the military.
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