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5 Things We Learned From The New ‘Godzilla’ Trailer!!!

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Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ just unleashed the official trailer for their new take on Godzilla a few hours ago and man does it look pretty f*cking awesome!

Seriously, I was so prepped to be disappointed. But I love it. That group dive through the lower levels of the atmosphere is an absolutely perfect, stirring way to introduce us to the film’s tone.

Monsters‘ Gareth Edwards directs the all star cast including Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, and C.J. Adams. “An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

The film hits theaters May 16, 2014. Head below for 5 Things We Learned From The Godzilla Trailer!!!

It Looks Beautiful

This film seems to have a real respect for both Godzilla’s majesty and the majesty of nature. Since the lizard is a metaphor for the havoc man has brought upon itself, this seems appropriate. But, after countless chintzy versions of this story, it’s surprising and refreshing to get something so visually striking.

It Takes Place All Over The World


With Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe and Aaron Taylor-Johnson spread out among what looks like different continents, it looks like we’ll be following several different intercutting stories (though the focus seems to be on Johnson).

The Military Presence Is Huge


In a welcome change from Matthew Broderick and Hank Azaria running around New York, this time around it seems that we’re getting a more realistic idea in terms of the world’s response to a giant lizard destroying everything. Even Cranston seems to be involved in some capacity with the military-industrial complex.

It Tackles Radiation On Various Scales


Godzilla has always been a comment on the atomic threat, but this still of Juliette Binoche in what seems like a vaguely Silkwood scenario implies that we’ll be getting a more intimate look at its effects.

It’s Not A Jokey Movie


Granted, we’ve been fairly sure of this since teasers started leaking out. Still, it’s refreshing to see something so course-corrected from the 1998 Roland Emmerich film.

  • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

    It looks beautiful is spot on. The shot of the soldiers diving out of the plane, and falling into the wrecked city is simply breathtaking.

    Not showing too much in the teaser was a nice touch, and I hope they’ll maintain the secrecy for the next set of trailers, because less is more. I’m reminded of the trailers for the Carrie remake. The teaser was excellent, because they barely showed anything. But the full trailers made Carrie look like another useless, unnecessary, forgettable, and mediocre horror remake (and it was).

    Also, I got the sense of a genuinely terrifying monster flick, not something that’s overloaded with flashy special effects to produce another generic popcorn flick.

    • ChildoftheKoRn

      This.

    • pyrepunk

      I’m saying what he said. ^^^ and it has Elizabeth Olsen in it, which I actually like her work in films so yeah :)

      • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

        Thanks ChildoftheKoRn & pyrepunk!

        And pyrepunk, I’m a fan of Olsen also! Loved her in the Silent House remake and Martha, Marcy, May,.. something. I forget the rest of the title. lol.

    • djblack1313

      Zombie-Killa, very well said! i agree. :)

      • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

        :)

  • jaxx367

    The special effects look amazing. I’m very exited for this. Looks so awsome!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.turney.58 Joshua Turney

    5 things I’ve learned from the trailer:
    1. Awesome
    2. Awesome, I cant wait
    3. Awesome, im throwing money at the screen and its not playing the movie
    4. Awesome, contemplating cryogenically freezing myself like cartman to help time move but faster
    5. Awesome, nerdgasm completed.

  • Brabiz

    Probably the most breathtaking trailer I’ve seen in a looooong time.

  • teklord1

    I loved the teaser. The background choir music was used in 2001 a Space Odyssey. I have loved Godzilla movies since I was little. I can’t wait to see it

    2430 DVDs and Blu-Rays and counting

  • Kwonkicker

    I watch the trailer everyday. I blow load each time.