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First ‘Godzilla’ Trailer Stomps in

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have unleashed the long-awaited trailer for Godzilla, the reboot of the giant-monster franchise by director Gareth Edwards (Monsters). It should probably come as no surprise that we’re not given an unobstructed view of the King of the Monsters, but what we do see is pretty fantastic.

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.

Opening May 16, Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.

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  • John Parker

    damn… kinda empty, but super chilling. Stoked.

  • R.

    An overgrown crocodile?

    Are you kidding me?

  • Happily LS

    Wasn’t this already rebooted a few years ago? With Matthew Broderick?

  • Michael Angelo

    Your kidding me , Godzillas fighting humans again? Throw a couple of alien monsters in there already..#Wakeup and get original Hollywood!

  • merwanor

    A few years ago… That movie came out in 1998…. That is 15 years ago. And that just had the same title, it was not about Godzilla, just some T-Rex wannabe.

  • merwanor

    I saw an earlier clip that was shown at comic con, it showed a corpse or something that looked like another creature.

  • JV

    there will be other monsters, we just haven’t seen them in the trailer

  • Michael Angelo

    I truly hope so, at least it looks better than the last Godzilla remake w Matthew Broderick

  • Happily LS

    Oh, right. I forgot that the reboot window has gotten so small that 15 years is considered totally normal. Silly me.

  • Border

    There was a teaser that showed a dead monster. There will be a couple new monsters in the film, but we don’t know their significance yet.

  • Haku

    Here’s the thing about both American Godzilla films, both 2014 and 1998; only the 2014 film can be considered a reboot, and not even by much.

    The 1998 film was an attempt to bring Godzilla into western mainstream, and it was released just a few years after Godzilla vs Destroyah (the final Godzilla film in the Heisei Era). It was not a reboot.

    The 2014 film is about the same attempt, and it’s not really trying to reboot anything. Godzilla doesn’t need a reboot because his film franchise is so large and the multiple stories don really fit together that a reboot is entirely redundant.

    Reboots are the retelling of previous stories, only with a new view on the actual story. A good example would be Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It was the story on how Apes are slowly, but surely, conquering the planet, just as the original franchise was about, for the most part. Godzilla 2014, however, is it’s own story. If it was a reboot, it would be telling the story of the original 1954 Gojira film, or some other Godzilla film. But it’s not. It’s giving us a whole new Godzilla story, a whole new world for the King of Kaiju to rampage through.

    Godzilla 2014 is not a reboot because it’s not really connected to the actual ‘Godzilla’ story in anyway.

  • Haku

    It’s already be confirmed that Godzilla will fight other monsters, but even then, c’mon dude, the military appears in every Godzilla film to try and stop him. It’s not really anything new.

  • Haku

    His design was leaked onto the internet a while ago. Just look it up, he looks nothing like a crocodile.

  • aaa

    Well, isn’t that what Godzilla is supposed to look like. His basic description is a giant lizard. You weren’t expecting a dinosaur, were you?

  • Xavier Lopez

    Again, they’ve made the mistake of making Godzilla too big too alienating for the audience. This and the last Godzilla’s of the last twenty years make the same mistakes. Godzilla needs personality–needs to return to the original face that he had for so many years. Take us to monster Island and reboot the whole thing, Show us all the old monsters in a new way–get rid of the military boys and in fact aside from a teen and a love interest, give us as few humans as possible. I’ll give this one a pass as I’m sure most people will–next time return to some of what made the originals good. If you must make him big, make up for it by making her approachable–otherwise she just turns into a big dinosaur,..

  • Michael Angelo

    I’m amped to see it bc visually and technically this can possibly be the best Godzilla movie ever.

  • Michael Angelo

    I kinda appreciate Godzillaa devastatingly huge , intimidating and menacing plus the old school roar with the updated sound… Awesomeness

  • Jon

    Screw that Xavier, lots of us want to see the military take on Godzilla; as a matter of fact, we’d like to see them shoot a nuclear missile into his mouth so we can watch his ass grow bigger and get even more pissed.