This summer will see a new Godzilla movie reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Aaron Taylor Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and so on. The trailer got everyone excited—as did a pre-ride at last summers’ Comic-Con—and an audio preview of Godzilla’s roar has just been released ad it’s…different. Although the familiar bass sting of the incomparable original is in the mix, there’s also a lot of jet-fighter roar and less of a pay-off. The original Godzilla sound, created by composer Akira Ifukube, was nothing more than a resined glove being run along a bass string and then slowed down. The new one is doubtless more digital in nature. Like everything in life.
What do you people think? Has this new roar got you trembling with excitement? Or shaking your head.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.