Godzilla Full Trailer Is Finally Revealed

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Godzilla Full Trailer Is Finally Revealed

The full-on Godzilla trailer teases a dark twist on the most famous monster to stomp out of the sea.

I can't say I was too impressed with the initial Godzilla teaser, although it did afford me the opportunity to make a Godzookie joke, which is always appreciated. But now the full trailer is here, and my mind is changed. Dramatically changed.

I'm no fan of generic disaster flicks, but there's something about this that looks different. Sure, there are plenty of special effects and things blowing up, trashed cityscapes and all the rest, but the "humanity will triumph" theme so prevalent in these things just isn't there. Maybe it's Bryan Cranston bringing some added gravitas to the table; whatever the reason, it's a lot less "we shall overcome" and a lot more "God help us, because we are SO screwed."

A good trailer does not a good movie make (I was very impressed with the first John Carter teaser and we all know how that turned out) but this is a very promising development. Hope the big fella lives up to his billing.

Godzilla hits theaters on May 16.

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Why the stupid Transformer/Reaper dubstep beats? WHY!? Are those supposed to be what Godzilla's farts sound like?!

They really are being careful with not giving us that big money shot of the 'zilla this time, aren't they?

Well, that's what I want to see, so I guess I'm still interested, for now at least.

The only word I have to sum this up is "meh". Just looks like another big, epic, brooding piece of shit. I'm not sure why but it totally reminds me of World War Z (and I wouldn't really call that a good thing).

Andy Chalk:
I was very impressed with the first John Carter teaser and we all know how that turned out

I liked that movie...

Andy Chalk:

A good trailer does not a good movie make (I was very impressed with the first John Carter teaser and we all know how that turned out)

Unpopular opinion: That movie is seriously underrated.

OT: So, it looks like it might actually be a true sequel to the original 1954 movie instead of a remake, that's good. And is seems like it will be more than a typical disaster porn movie. Color me hopeful.

Yup I am now looking forward to seeing this film! I loved the feeling/ tone of the trailer (so much fear). God I can only imagine hearing that roar in the cinema surround sound! I may go deaf!

I just got a whole lot of "Action movie paint by numbers" from that.

Blue/orange contrast shots, yelling vague dude yelling about doom, weird dramatic sound effects.

I SAY MEH AT YOU!

I just love how they try to show more like a natural disaster than just some giant monster. If they keep it up in movie I'm gonna be very happy.

Minus the stereotypical trailer with fade ins, out's and long WUUUUUUUUUUBS, I'm hoping this movie will finally do Godzilla justice.

...Only because I really want to see him go toe to toe with Guillermo Del Toro's Jagers. I CAN DREAM CAN I?!

so...

how much meth do they have to cram into the fish pile to save the day?
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Fappy:
Why the stupid Transformer/Reaper dubstep beats? WHY!? Are those supposed to be what Godzilla's farts sound like?!

Modern movie trailers 101: Include at least one BWAAAAAAAA.

I'm still on the fence about this one, I doubt I'll go see it in the cinema unless it gets some spectacular reviews but it still seems like a better offering than the previous Godzilla movie.

Discount Inception music to start off with and then a man claiming that someone is 'hiding something'. I really hope that this isn't another super stealthy Godzilla as the trailer seems to be implying. Also, I was half expecting Raptors to jump out at the soldiers at around the 55 second mark.

It looks like a lot of fun. And that's all I want my movies to be. I'm not too finicky about adaptations or remakes or any of that. If it's fun, all is good.

And this looks like plain and simple fun.

I keep throwing money at the screen but nothing is happening! ;_;

This movie will probably the first that actually gets me into a movie theater in years.

Edit: The guy who wrote all of the Expendables movies also wrote this, which makes me feel very conflicted. The director also directed Monsters though, which I thought was pretty good.

Scarim Coral:
Yup I am now looking forward to seeing this film! I loved the feeling/ tone of the trailer (so much fear). God I can only imagine hearing that roar in the cinema surround sound! I may do deaf!

when i went to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaoug, they showed the first trailer at the theater if you saw the movie in IMAX, of which i did. afterwards my ears were bleeding, is that a good sign? by the way IMAX surround sound quality is MUCH better than your standard screening, btw PacRim was awesome because of it, every step of the Jeagers and the kaiju could be felt in my chest, and so did the roars.

I mean, it looks ok, and I will check it out, but a voice in my head keeps asking why they've made a full movie out of the first two minutes of Pacific Rim...
(I am actually quite familiar with the franchise and its history, but the industry changes.)

ClanCrusher:
Discount Inception music to start off with and then a man claiming that someone is 'hiding something'. I really hope that this isn't another super stealthy Godzilla as the trailer seems to be implying. Also, I was half expecting Raptors to jump out at the soldiers at around the 55 second mark.

I'm glad I wasn't the only one to think of Jurassic Park. "Clever Girl."

Looks great, but it's too early to tell, really.

Just hoping this won't suck as bad as Pacific Rim.

I hope its a fun movie. I am one of those people that just cant believe these type of disaster videos.
I like Pacific Rim because it was fun. I hope this one is as well. I know these monster movies have deeper meanings and respect them for that...
But, this Godzilla is NOTHING a well aimed 120mm APDS round cant solve. Its exactly ONE such round away from death... If its a headshot. And that is bloody easy with the targeting systems and size of its head...

I dunno, I think I'll just watch Pacific Rim again the weekend this comes out.

Very stoked for this movie! Been a long time fan of Godzilla and so far this is hitting all the right beats in my book. Going to be interesting to see how much of the movie history is brought into this film and how they decide to play that out. From the sounds of it Godzilla has been on Earth all along and then showed up one day leaving the military to try to handle him right off the heels of World War II. What I can see in the trailer is during 1954 the military failed to kill Godzilla (perhaps mistaking several monsters for Godzilla) instead only managing to drive him underground. Not sure whether they thought they killed him or what but he's back. Chances are some sort of test awoken him and his path of destruction is what is bringing the others out of hiding.

Speaking of others I think I've got confirmation that both Rodan and Gigan will be appearing in this film.

At 1:30 it looks like that is Rodan dive bombing from the sky and landing in the ocean.

At 2:05 a giant single hooked claw crashed into the ground which reminds me a lot of the claws Gigan has in place of arms, only this time they appear to be more like bone instead of the metallic look they originally had.

For those complaining about the lack of a money shot that is kind of the point of these trailers. It's to build your curiosity and make you want to see more (which it did for me). Instead of giving you the money shot with Godzilla in all his glory we instead get glimpses of how big he is (biggest Godzilla to date, at least three times the size of the original 50's appearance) by comparing his size to things we already have a good idea of how big they are. People, buildings, planes, ships, and more act as a measuring stick for the audience giving you that feeling that you can't ever see the whole creature without having to pan your eyes upwards or something like. To me having that idea of how big he is before actually seeing him will make it all the more impressive.

Can't wait to see this when it hits theaters. The focus seems to be in the right place with humanity just kind of along for the ride at this point unable to really do much of anything to Godzilla or the others.

Keji Goto:
Speaking of others I think I've got confirmation that both Rodan and Gigan will be appearing in this film.

At 1:30 it looks like that is Rodan dive bombing from the sky and landing in the ocean.

At 2:05 a giant single hooked claw crashed into the ground which reminds me a lot of the claws Gigan has in place of arms, only this time they appear to be more like bone instead of the metallic look they originally had.

That to me is by far the most interesting thing about this trailer, the presence of at least one monster that clearly isn't Godzilla, meaning a fully modern effected Kaiju throwdown will probably happen by the end of the film (since we got no clear shot of either it could be both or a single creature re-imagined with features from more than one).

I want to see it just for that, my inner ten year old demands it.

As a side note, Breaking Bad be damned, whenever I see Bryan Cranston my immediate urge is to scream HAAAAL at the monitor.

Wasn't really excited until the trailer. I just finished Breaking Bad 3 months ago so I have a huge boner for Bryan Cranston right now. If they put too much "Poor America!" into it, I'll be put off a little, though.

It looks like there's gonna be a few other monsters thrown into the mix. I think they might have let too much info slip with the "test" bombs in the '50s and government cover up, so I hope there's more left that we didn't see than giant-monster-disaster porn. It still looks like it gonna be pretty good at the very least. I'm excited for it.

And I thought the cynicism in the recent "2014 is the 2nd worst year for gaming" thread was bad.

Christ, this forum is drowning in it now. For fucks sake...

Sigh, anyway. I'm looking forward to this film. While trailers are usually nothing to go by, the story elements and premise behind this one sound solid. I especially like the switch up of the cold-war nuke testing being an attempt to kill Godzilla instead of them being the thing that "created" him.

Even so, could turn out awful. We'll just have to wait to see. Here's hoping we get a genuinely good "giant monster" flick. They're few and far between nowadays.

ClanCrusher:
Discount Inception music to start off

Do you mean this "discount Inception music"?

Or are we now conflating sound effects with music?

Funny how so many people focus on the BWAAAAAAA sound effect, and fail to notice the eerie music from the final scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey... The use of which, by the way, makes me hopeful about the tone of this movie.

"We woke something up in '54 and have been trying to kill it with NUKES... And failed!"

That has me in very high hopes!

Looks like a Godzilla movie to me. I was under the impression that he was supposed to fight another monster in this one, but it looks like that won't be the case. Or they're keeping it very secret.
Anyway, I'll keep this on the radar. I was never a huge fan on Godzilla or the movies, but I did watch and enjoy them.

And I liked the first trailer, but not as a Godzilla trailer. I thought that first trailer would have been great for some sort of other movie. Helo-jumping out of a plane into a trashed city in the middle of an electric storm just screams potential to me.

Man, that trailer made me want to see a new Cloverfields film.
It looks kinda boring but I liked the 1998 one so I guess I'm not allowed an opinion.

Storm Dragon:

Andy Chalk:
I was very impressed with the first John Carter teaser and we all know how that turned out

I liked that movie...

*Thought-John-Carter-Was-Fun-Brofist*

OT:
As much as I am a fan of our species and a proponent of HUMANITY, FUCK YEAH, I agree that a bit of "Oh god, we're doomed" can be very enjoyable at times.

The Inception BWAAAAAAAAAAs are a bit annoying, but I'm still quite hyped for this.

Eliwood10:

Andy Chalk:

A good trailer does not a good movie make (I was very impressed with the first John Carter teaser and we all know how that turned out)

Unpopular opinion: That movie is seriously underrated.

OT: So, it looks like it might actually be a true sequel to the original 1954 movie instead of a remake, that's good. And is seems like it will be more than a typical disaster porn movie. Color me hopeful.

Eh, I don't think that opinion is all that unpopular. It's not really a GOOD movie, but most everyone I've talked to still thought it was a FUN movie.

Charcharo:
I hope its a fun movie. I am one of those people that just cant believe these type of disaster videos.
I like Pacific Rim because it was fun. I hope this one is as well. I know these monster movies have deeper meanings and respect them for that...
But, this Godzilla is NOTHING a well aimed 120mm APDS round cant solve. Its exactly ONE such round away from death... If its a headshot. And that is bloody easy with the targeting systems and size of its head...

Did you watch the trailer? they said that they tried to nuke it... over a thousand times... (well not exactly they said all those nuke "tests" the dropped in the pacific were in fact attempts to kill it. i juts happen to remember a video awhile back about just how many tests they did out there and it was around that many times...)

Sniper Team 4:
Looks like a Godzilla movie to me. I was under the impression that he was supposed to fight another monster in this one, but it looks like that won't be the case. Or they're keeping it very secret.
Anyway, I'll keep this on the radar. I was never a huge fan on Godzilla or the movies, but I did watch and enjoy them.

And I liked the first trailer, but not as a Godzilla trailer. I thought that first trailer would have been great for some sort of other movie. Helo-jumping out of a plane into a trashed city in the middle of an electric storm just screams potential to me.

now that would be AWESOME if half the the snippets of something actually turn out to be the other monster and the first act is the only thing spoiled so far. sorta like how prisoners only showed the basic premise of the first act and threw us for a loop about how the rest of the movie was...

Vigormortis:
And I thought the cynicism in the recent "2014 is the 2nd worst year for gaming" thread was bad.

Christ, this forum is drowning in it now. For fucks sake...

Sigh, anyway. I'm looking forward to this film. While trailers are usually nothing to go by, the story elements and premise behind this one sound solid. I especially like the switch up of the cold-war nuke testing being an attempt to kill Godzilla instead of them being the thing that "created" him.

Even so, could turn out awful. We'll just have to wait to see. Here's hoping we get a genuinely good "giant monster" flick. They're few and far between nowadays.

ClanCrusher:
Discount Inception music to start off

Do you mean this "discount Inception music"?

Or are we now conflating sound effects with music?

Apparently, some people still think being cynical makes them look "cool". Personally, I'd like to remind those people that we already have a cynic in the form of Ben "Yahtzee" Crowshaw on this site. We don't need copycats trying to steal his act. Best to leave that job to a professional.

Now that I have gotten that off my chest, I'd like to offer my two-cents on the new Godzilla trailer.

So far, this one is showing much more promise. I have my concerns but its mostly coming from the 1998 abomination I had to endure when it hit theaters. This version seems to have a much more serious tone much like the original 1954 movie (whether you prefer the U.S. cut or the original Japanese version, that's up to you). However, Escapist's own movie critic, Bob "MovieBob" Chipman, has voiced his concerns in regards to the director, Gareth Edwards, who's last movie Monsters did not win him over. I haven't seen that particular movie so I'm willing to give the director the benefit of the doubt. Plus there is speculation that Godzilla won't be the only kaiju in this film. So fingers crossed that this movie lives up to expectations. Especially since 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of cinema's "King of the Monsters".

Also, since Andy failed to mention any further details on this movie AGAIN, I'd like to point out the major-league actors appearing in the 2014 adaptation. The movie stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, who will also be working together in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch respectively. There's also some award-winning actors in the film such as Ken Watanabe and Bryan Cranston. I must admit, Mr. Cranston has come a long way since voicing the occasional monster-of-the-week on Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and being a comedic father in Malcolm in the Middle. You're doing good, Mr. White.

Finally, thanks for pointing out the music score in the trailer was from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Vigormortis. I'm glad that I wasn't the only one that picked up on that.

I saw nothing in the entire run time of that trailer which made me think it was any different from any other generic monster movie we've seen in the last two decades. In fact it felt like it was running down a checklist.

I'm not saying it's gonna be bad, mind, although I know some dope will take my post out of context and claim that I'm saying that anyways. I'm saying that this trailer offers absolutely nothing that I haven't seen in every other monster movie trailer ever. I've seen so many monster movie trailers and teasers that it takes more than this to thrill me. Sorry. Call it cynicism if you want, I don't really care.

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