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The New Godzilla Trailer Has Stomped Online
'It's going to send us back to the Stone Age!'

25 February 2014  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Warner Bros / Legendary Pictures

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Get ready for a sense of building dread in the latest Godzilla trailer. This generous snippet sees Bryan Cranston as a man on the verge as he pleads with person or persons unknown to address the scale of the threat that mankind faces. And if the One Who Knocks is worried, the rest of us should really be running for our lives. Check it out below. 

There's a better look here than previously at characters including Cranston's physicist Joe Brody; his son Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Ford's wife (Elizabeth Olsen) and son (Carson Bolde); and scientist Ken Watanabe. You'll also get a brief glimpse of Juliette Binoche as Cranston's wife, and while we don't see her face, we're pretty sure there's some voiceover from Sally Hawkins' scientist.

This trailer also reveals a little more about the locations we expect to be monster-plagued in Gareth Edwards' film, including Hawaii (specifically Oahu), San Francisco (the much-trashed Golden Gate Bridge gets it in the neck again) and Las Vegas (that Statue of Liberty is part of the New York New York casino, so we hope that averts any flashbacks to the 1998 film).

There's a nice nod to the original Toho film in Watanabe's line that "In 1954, we awakened something", since that's the year that the original Godzilla was released. And there's more of that creepy, unnerving choral music that distinguished the teaser, so colour us thoroughly wigged out and watching the sky nervously.

Godzilla hits screens on May 16, and is all over the new issue of Empire, which hits newsagents on Thursday. Check out our subscribers cover here (and hear Godzilla roar) and look out for more from that in the next few days.


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Wow
That looks really like another average monster movie. Oh but hold on it must be great because its got that guy from Breaking Bad in it, REALLY!! More

Posted by darthmhall101 at 15:38 on 28 February 2014 | Report This Post

i am the one who knocks
haha it's funny they should use that line specifically, just last night i mashed up the trailer and that speech from breaking bad! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72HcjvnCAF4 More

Posted by maffew at 15:25 on 28 February 2014 | Report This Post

I want it now!!
I literally do not think i can wait, this looks utterly incredible. Ok I'm calling it.... Film of the year!! More

Posted by HulaMoo at 10:14 on 27 February 2014 | Report This Post

Double post
I told you I was excited... More

Posted by robouisch at 23:14 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

2001
markmcclenaghan: exactly! I thought more people would've commented about that! I dunno, it might not be the actual music from 2001, but it certainly bares a deliberate resemblance. This just looks and feels like the greatest film ever made! What a trailer! I'm flabbergasted! Cranston channels Heisenberg in his voiceover, also! I'll have to stop writing; after every sentence something else pops in my head and I don't want to babble any more than I already have! waltham1979 isn't the only fella wi More

Posted by robouisch at 23:13 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

2001
markmcclenaghan: exactly! I thought more people would've commented about that! I dunno, it might not be the actual music from 2001, but it certainly bares a deliberate resemblance. This just looks and feels like the greatest film ever made! What a trailer! I'm flabbergasted! Cranston channels Heisenberg in his voiceover, also! I'll have to stop writing; after every sentence something else pops in my head and I don't want to babble any more than I already have! waltham1979 isn't the only fella wi More

Posted by robouisch at 23:13 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

I am sorry...
...but I cannot write a decent comment, as I am too busy removing my pants at how good a trailer that is!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 17:17 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

Cannot WAIT!!!!
Oh man, I cannot wait!!! I recently watched the Broedrick Godzilla and am so glad this will wash away the muck from that attempt. More

Posted by wgamador at 17:02 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

RE: THIS MOVIE WILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH TRISTAR'S GARBAGE!!!
L: MrAwesomeness360 "flashbacks to the 1998 film" Uh, no, there won't be any flash backs to that waste of film that everybody wants to forget, there are going to be flashback of 1954 instead, because this movie will be connected to the original 1954 "Gojira" film. Whoever wrote this article needs to either pay more attention or needs to watch the original film before writing the article...with all due respect. y the same token, perhaps you should read the article properly before rant More

Posted by horribleives at 16:49 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

RE: The New Godzilla Trailer Has Stomped Online
Fuck, that is looking rather glorious. More

Posted by Scott_ at 16:37 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

I'm calling it early
I'm calling it early. Bollocks to Interstellar. Godzilla is going to be the movie of 2014. More

Posted by RyanShanks at 16:29 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

THIS MOVIE WILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH TRISTAR'S GARBAGE!!!
"flashbacks to the 1998 film" Uh, no, there won't be any flash backs to that waste of film that everybody wants to forget, there are going to be flashback of 1954 instead, because this movie will be connected to the original 1954 "Gojira" film. Whoever wrote this article needs to either pay more attention or needs to watch the original film before writing the article...with all due respect. More

Posted by MrAwesomeness360 at 15:53 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

oooh, looking good More

Posted by chris wootton at 10:01 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

The World Ends. Godzilla Begins...
There are other monsters in the film - the toy catalogues refer to them as "Muto's" - one being some kind of multi-limbed spider like creature, the other a flying one (looking vaguely like Rodan in the trailer - queue fan boy melt down). The nods to the 1954 original are nice and show reverence and care, unlike the 1998 abomination. Can't wait! More

Posted by 2112 at 09:20 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

The World Ends. Godzilla Begins...
There are other monsters in the film - the toy catalogues refer to them as "Muto's" - one being some kind of multi-limbed spider like creature, the other a flying one (looking vaguely like Rodan in the trailer - queue fan boy melt down). The nods to the 1954 original are nice and show reverence and care, unlike the 1998 abomination. Can't wait! More

Posted by 2112 at 09:19 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

The World Ends. Godzilla Begins...
There are other monsters in the film - the toy catalogues refer to them as "Muto's" - one being some kind of multi-limbed spider like creature, the other a flying one (looking vaguely like Rodan in the trailer - queue fan boy melt down). The nods to the 1954 original are nice and show reverence and care, unlike the 1998 abomination. Can't wait! More

Posted by 2112 at 09:19 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

RE:
These guys sure know how to make good trailers, second win in a row.. I was so excited when I heard they gave the job to Edwards. Hope he pulls it off! More

Posted by Chronicle at 08:42 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

Amazing trailer. Is that the music from 2001: a space odyssey? More

Posted by markmcclenaghan at 22:23 on 25 February 2014 | Report This Post

Yes can't wait for this one. More

Posted by durelius at 20:13 on 25 February 2014 | Report This Post

Great Trailer..The suspense....Felt my hands sweat near the end, but wait....
...has Godzilla been feeding on another monster? Could there be another monster in the mix....? More

Posted by Holbydude at 19:44 on 25 February 2014 | Report This Post

This. This is film. More

Posted by Oroborous at 19:39 on 25 February 2014 | Report This Post

Humans vs nature angle again... yawn
Let me guess, it has a baby at the end. More

Posted by Jonny24 at 19:33 on 25 February 2014 | Report This Post

May God have mercy on us all... More

Posted by Coyleone at 19:32 on 25 February 2014 | Report This Post

RE: TRAILER BREAKDOWN!
Hooooooonnnnk. Hooooooonnnnk. Hooooooonnnnk. Looks awesome, but Legendary need to lay off the trailer honks for a while. More

Posted by UTB at 18:59 on 25 February 2014 | Report This Post

TRAILER BREAKDOWN!
I've done a trailer breakdown for this with a load of high-res screen-grabs and my attempt at cool captions! Take a look: http://buzzhub.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/11-must- pause-moments-from-godzilla-trailer-2/ More

Posted by luccewada at 18:31 on 25 February 2014 | Report This Post

monster!
that looks mega! More

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