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Sure, yesterday's Godzilla viral videos which, as one of our readers pointed out, look like scrabbled porn channels from the 80s (though in this case instead of watching for the occasional shot of boob you're looking for a monster) may have been a nice warm up for the main event but I'm not sure they really prepared anyone for the scale of the trailer.

This time, Godzilla will be pitted "against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence." Alongside the world's most famous monster are Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn, Juliette Binoche and Sally Hawkins. Not exactly the kind of casting you'd expect to see in a little monster movie.

The trailer which popped up last week was really impressive – the big effects and voice over from J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atom bomb, were not only perfectly melded but play into the history of Godzilla very nicely – and the trailer is equally impressive, this time with Strathairn providing voice over for some spectacular images which are very much in line with what I expected from director Gareth Edwards.

Godzilla opens May 16, 2014.

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Digger (8 years ago) Reply

You used my comment! I feel so...special ;-)There are a few things that are guaranteed to ruin a good monster flick:
(1) Shaky-CAM POV
(2) Children
(3) People behaving in unusually stupid ways.

This film has all three.
Nonetheless, I shall go see it, for I am a huge fan of large lizards (I own a large monitor lizard myself) and wanton destruction.
I will even (like I did with the last Godzilla film) try to sneak my pet lizard in to the theaters so he can see it as well.


donc48 (8 years ago) Reply

Digger dude I'm right with you. I'm a sucker for large reptiles and wanton destruction. I have had been disappointed in the past. I don't mind shaky cam, but I do mind children and people acting stupid, but I will see this. God help me!


agentorange (8 years ago) Reply

So very great. Legendary are doing great work bringing the Kaiju genre to the big screen.

I was curious whether this would go the global, multi-story route or a more intimate approach like with the most recent War of the Worlds or Cloverfield. Looks like the former. Hopefully they can pull the scope off.

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