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Godzilla Lashes Back At The Haters, Smashes Buildings, Spits Fire

Godzilla is done being polite.

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Listen: it’s not easy being Godzilla.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, you’re always surrounded by haters. Some of those haters are human beings; scrawny, fur-less mammals who keep shooting bullets and bombs at you while you’re off on a soothing stroll. And some of those haters are other titans, AKA those skyscraper tall nuclear monstrosities with an array of heads and wings and scales who keep trying to wrestle you in a city centre.

To that end, who could begrudge Godzilla occasionally saying enough is enough, and directing the nuclear hellfire that he can spit out of his gaping maw at a few of those doofuses who keep trying to drag a lizard down?

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is thus an opportunity for the towering reptile to finally get even. In the film, directed by Mike Dougherty of Trick ‘r Treat fame, Godzilla is recruited by an array of scrawny humans (including but not limited to the great Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things fame) in order to hit back at some of his oldest enemies.

These enemies, introduced by name in the film’s final trailer, include fan favourite Mothra (a giant moth), Rodan (a big ass pterodactyl) and the biggest baddie of them all, King Ghidorah, who is basically a carbon copy of Godzilla but with three very long and snakelike heads.

As one might expect, Godzilla’s version of getting even involves a great deal of destruction, from the complete devastation of what seems to be a small town, to the flattening of a major cosmopolitan city.

Basically, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters looks like the perfect mix of destruction, concerned humans, big reptiles and moths. Let us hope it lives up to the considerable hype when it releases in Australian cinemas this May 30.