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Godzilla Trailer Smashes Online
The beast is here at last

11 December 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Warner Bros.

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After the teases and viral pics, leaked footage and Comic-Con reactions, the new, Gareth Edwards-spawned version of Godzilla is finally ready to make his grand entrance in the shape of a trailer. Take a gander, but watch out for flying debris… 

That said, when the big guy (assuming it is a guy this time) does make his appearance, he still prefers to stay cloaked in smoke and debris, so we’ll have to wait until release to see him in all his glory.

The movie itself looks appropriately huge in scope, with troopers leaping through smoke-choked skies towards the marauding monstoid and the rest of the cast giving the human scale. This opening footage of the troopers (set to music that sounds suspiciously like the Gyorgy Ligeti track used in 2001: A Space Odyssey) is quite beautiful, while most of the rest of this peek is taken from what was shown at Comic-Con in the summer.

Monsters Man Edwards is the director that Warner Bros. and Legendary have charged with this new stab at bringing the massive beast to Western audiences and scouring our collective memories of the Roland Emmerich take at the same time. "To me, he's like a force of nature, like the wrath of God or vengeance for the way we've behaved," Edwards tells USA Today. “I want it to be epic. I want to get the hairs on the back of your neck up.”

To react to the huge central figure, Edwards has gathered a cast that includes Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen. He’s also been handed a much heftier budget than his breakthrough first film. "It's the closest thing to being a god as I think there is in terms of a job you could have," he tells the paper. "You picture something one day and draw it, and the next day, it's physical and right there in front of you no matter how insane."

Godzilla stomps into UK cinemas on May 16. 


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Looks Frickin cool. but I don't think it well be frickin cool. More

Posted by Darren47 at 03:29 on 15 February 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Art direction
you can watch new trailer of Godzilla at the following link..hope you will like it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBwsUD7jYCI More

Posted by chang at 06:21 on 01 January 2014 | Report This Post

Art direction
heavily influenced by the paintings of john martin. That's cool. More

Posted by johnnyrox at 00:02 on 14 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
This bickering is pointless. More

Posted by Litshttam at 15:48 on 12 December 2013 | Report This Post

has their ever been a decent godzilla movie?
This looks decent but a bit by the books for todays standards, everything has giant stuff in it that rinses things these days. In fact im pretty sure thats all it takes to qualify as a block buster, as long as some big shit fucks up some smaller shit your movie will do ok. Think about it for a minute and try to name one movie of the last two years where some big shit DID NOT fuck some shit up and it was all epic and shit. Id like to have thought that another fucking Godzilla movie would be the c More

Posted by RLTShirley at 20:55 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Litshttam You're easily impressed, presumably - the trailer gives little away. End-of. Had it shown Godzilla ripping a train asunder or melting the military to nothing with his atomic breath then I might've shared in your enthusiasm. To each his own, eh. find your lack of faith disturbing. More

Posted by Oroborous at 20:49 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Three (inferred) scenes in Japan is not set in Japan; chances are it'll be good ol' Uncle Sam that saves the world. Yawn. More

Posted by Litshttam at 17:50 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
You're easily impressed, presumably - the trailer gives little away. End-of. Had it shown Godzilla ripping a train asunder or melting the military to nothing with his atomic breath then I might've shared in your enthusiasm. To each his own, eh. More

Posted by Litshttam at 17:31 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

Did I see Matt Broderick there?
Did I see Matt Broderick there? or was it Jean Reno...It cant be worse that that Emmerich "disaster" (in every way) flick More

Posted by Moronifighter at 16:53 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

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L: Litshttam Little given away - what's the big deal (yet)? Plus, ould be set in Japan :(ote] Pacific Rim wasn't allowed to use Tokyo because both Tokyo and Japan play a big part in the Godzilla film. Also I saw at least three scenes in the trailer set in Japan. More

Posted by Ghidorah at 16:40 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Litshttam There was a massive monster in the trailer for the '98 Godzilla. Your point? hat wasn't Godzilla. It was just an ill concieved, visually and aesthetically pathetic cartoon with barely any resemblance of Godzilla. No one watched a trailer for that film and saw Godzilla, surely? My point is that I believe what I saw in this trailer was in fact Godzilla. Maybe it was just a trick of the eye, I don't know, but I'm pretty sure he was there, appearing to be both visually an More

Posted by Oroborous at 16:10 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

Yes
yes this looks good so far...a fresh approach to a tired formula (destruction, prevailing etc) halo jump sequence looks well designed. More

Posted by Alex M... at 15:37 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Meh!?
L: Silvio Mugabe Pacific Rim looked better... AND IS! Hahahaha You are joking right. Pacific Rim was crap. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 14:48 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

I saw the movie
To watch the movie here : http://hdmovies.mooo.com/godzilla/ More

Posted by johnamazon62 at 14:13 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
There was a massive monster in the trailer for the '98 Godzilla. Your point? More

Posted by Litshttam at 13:40 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

Nice trailer, but do we need to HOORAH?
I'll only watch this if he lives at the end. More

Posted by Arfpint at 13:28 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

GOJIRA!!
I preferred the teaser with the Oppenheimer voiceover but love the way they're not giving too much away. Looks great! More

Posted by a_man_and_his_monkey at 13:04 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

GOJIRA!!
I preferred the teaser with the Oppenheimer voiceover but love the way they're not giving too much away. Looks great! More

Posted by a_man_and_his_monkey at 13:01 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

GOJIRA!!
I preferred the teaser with the Oppenheimer voiceover but love the way they're not giving too much away. Looks great! More

Posted by a_man_and_his_monkey at 12:53 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

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L: Filmfan 2 That was one of the best trailers I've seen for a while. Not sure what the final product will be like, of course, but that baits the viewer very nicely indeed, and it doesn't give any money shots away. agree with all of the above. That is all I have to say about the subject. More

Posted by waltham1979 at 12:44 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Meh!?
L: Silvio Mugabe Pacific Rim looked better... AND IS! ahahahahahahaha you crack me up!!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 12:37 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

Meh!?
Pacific Rim looked better... AND IS! More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 11:30 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

F*ck Yeah
Godzilla vs. Heisenberg? You're going down, lizard! More

Posted by Nicky C at 10:01 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
L: Litshttam Little given away - what's the big deal (yet)? Plus, this should be set in Japan :( you having a laugh? 'What's the big deal'? Did you not see that massive monster in the trailer? That was Godzilla, son. It doesn't matter in the slightest where this is set. It could be set in Abergavenny. It's God. Freaking. Zilla. More

Posted by Oroborous at 09:31 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

Little given away - what's the big deal (yet)? Plus, this should be set in Japan :( More

Posted by Litshttam at 00:48 on 11 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Cool
You can say that again Bdeji. This looks gorgeous, cannae wait! More

Posted by 7eke at 23:48 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

Cool
Now that's how to make a trailer, bring it on More

Posted by bdeji at 22:58 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

Cool
Now that's how to make a trailer, bring it on More

Posted by bdeji at 22:58 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

Cool
Now that's how to make a trailer, bring it on More

Posted by bdeji at 22:58 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

Cool
Now that's how to make a trailer, bring it on More

Posted by bdeji at 22:57 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

That was one of the best trailers I've seen for a while. Not sure what the final product will be like, of course, but that baits the viewer very nicely indeed, and it doesn't give any money shots away. More

Posted by Filmfan 2 at 20:48 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

Wow, nice!
Looks even more awesome than expected!!! More

Posted by kielerkai at 20:25 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Godzilla Trailer Smashes Online
Wow that trailer actually looked cool. and Bryan Cranston is in it which is always a bonus! More

Posted by Hugh_Fran at 20:25 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait More

Posted by rossmon at 19:53 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

14 Must-Pause Moments (Trailer Breakdown)
I've done an article of 14 HD screengrabs: Edit - see other posts for note on site rules More

Posted by luccewada at 18:44 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

I am so hyped for this More

Posted by adamwilkes94 at 18:41 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

I am so hyped for this More

Posted by adamwilkes94 at 18:41 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post

YES.
Sadly I will be unable to actually watch the film when it comes out, because shortly after typing this comment the impact of this trailer will cause my head to explode. More

Posted by Oroborous at 18:26 on 10 December 2013 | Report This Post


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