While the ‘Godzilla‘ of the past quite often was filled with campyness or bad special effects, this latest incarnation of the movie monster is taking a much more serious tone and director Gareth Edwards explains why in the latest featurette. In the latest film we are getting giant monsters made by mankind and see the fallout of these creations on an epic scale. This isn’t your parent’s ‘Godzilla’ kiddos.

According to Edwards, when he was making this film he wanted the material to be taken seriously in a way that the giant green monster hasn’t been in the past. The original film (which most of you haven’t seen as it used to be hard to find an unedited for America copy), was more serious and was used as both an allegory and a thrill ride. While the special effects weren’t what they are today, most of that message was lost in the English edit and definitely didn’t carry through in future installments of the series. Now we’re getting a much harsher take on what it would be like to actually have a giant monster trampling through our cities.

I for one can’t wait to see if he’s pulled it off.

Watch as Edwards talks about his take on the classic Kaiju film:

What do you think of Gareth’s take on a more serious ‘Godzilla’ film and from what you’ve seen so far are you looking forward to the movie? I know that I’m seriously excited for the utter carnage we’re going to be seeing on screen, but I’m curious as if the rest of you share my views? Sound off below!

‘Godzilla’ starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston, and Sally Hawkins hits theaters on May 16, 2014 in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.

Source: Indie Wire.