Monday, May 19, 2014

Who's Ready For More Giant Lizard Shennanigans?!?

First off, if you haven't seen Godzilla yet, get off yer ass and get to it! It was a life-altering experience akin to a spiritual awakening! Well, maybe not that good, but it's cool to see giant monsters duking it out. The main (and really only) complaint that I have heard was in reference to the limited screen time given to the king of all monsters. While I can see why they thought this, I felt that it was important to the story development to hold him back a bit, but that's just me. There's also a scene that will have fanboys everywhere writhing in geek-tastic ecstasy! 

That brings us to the latest news; Godzilla roared into theaters on Thursday night with a killer showing of $9.3 million from Thursday previews. That was added into the Friday gross of $38.5 million, which was on par with some of the other recent openers, but even with a slight drop on Saturday, it was still able to become the third movie to open with over $90 million in the past two months–following Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2–with an estimated $93.2 million take for the weekend. 

Because of this spectacular opening weekend for the film, Warner Bros. has confirmed that there will, indeed be a sequel! Legendary Pictures, which put up 75% of the money to make the film (Warner Bros. took care of the rest), is now Universal Pictures' partner, but Legendary and Warner Bros. will team on the sequel again. It is assumed that director Gareth Edwards would return to direct. While it's too soon to tell what the storyline will be for the sequel, I'm hoping it looks a bit like this;

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