Tue
Feb 25 2014 2:45pm

Finally, a New Trailer for Godzilla!

Godzilla trailer

Warner Bros. has finally released a new, more extensive trailer for the Godzilla reboot! (Although considering the dialogue in the trailer it might be more fitting to call this a sequel?) Get your fill of the biggest, baddest monster of them all. And of Bryan Cranston as the Crazy Scientist Whom No One Believes, who spends the entire trailer yelling at Skyler.

Did you catch it? Did you see the glimpse of Godzilla? Here, we’ve screencapped it for you.

He's a monster!

Okay, for real this time.

Godzilla trailer

Sing it!

Godzilla arrives on May 16th, so get your jaegars ready.

16 comments
AwesomeAud
1. AwesomeAud
That sound it makes at the end of the trailer sounds like Chewbacca....
Christopher Bennett
2. ChristopherLBennett
My favorite part is that they acknowledge that Godzilla was awakened in 1954. I've been hoping they'd go that route. Virtually every Toho Godzilla movie across seven different continuities has been an overt or implicit sequel to the original film; even if those events are interpreted differently or vary in detail in different continuities, Godzilla's original attack was still in Tokyo in 1954. Even the Emmerich film implies that the Japanese have prior experience with a giant reptile named Gojira. So I feel that for this film to truly be a worthy Godzilla movie, it would have to acknowledge the events of the original. And apparently it is, though it remains to be seen how much it's tweaked the details.
AwesomeAud
3. vjj
That frame where we see Godzilla's back rising from the surf near that island is beyond stupid. It means that Godzilla was crouching as it was approaching the island AND that the island or shoreline is located right nest to a deep trench which would allow Godzilla to get so close without being seen. That configuration of an island or shoreline being so near such a deep trench is EXTREMELY unlikely.
Christopher Bennett
4. ChristopherLBennett
@3: If Godzilla movies were forbidden to do things that were extremely unlikely, there'd be no Godzilla movies.
Alan Brown
5. AlanBrown
He didn't click his giant fingernails together like the original Godzilla did. Which is not a good sign. He is just not the real thing without that gesture...
AwesomeAud
6. Micah Ackerman
I like the looks of this trailer, it should walk all over the rotting remains that is the Matthew Broderick Godzilla. I think if they actually concentrated on writing a good script that this could be a very good movie.

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Christopher Bennett
7. ChristopherLBennett
@6: The Emmerich film isn't so bad once you realize that its title is, in universe, a case of mistaken identity. The Japanese fisherman who first sees the creature calls it "Gojira" because he thinks he recognizes it -- implying that there was a real Godzilla that this new giant lizard got mistaken for. The 2001 Toho film Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah reinforces this, by having the characters mention a possible Godzilla sighting in New York that may have been in error, and by having characters in the film mistake Baragon for Godzilla (because it's set in a world where Godzilla hasn't been seen since 1954 and is poorly remembered). So once you accept that the Emmerich film isn't actually a Godzilla movie at all, but just a film about a different kaiju that got confused with/named in honor of Godzilla, it becomes a pretty decent monster movie. And it spawned a really good animated sequel series.

Still, though, I'm glad this new film is about the genuine article, and I am hoping it's a lot better than the Emmerich film.
Mike Conley
8. NomadUK
So, that actually looked pretty good. Ridiculous, of course, but good.

And, yeah, the Emmerich version sucked. (I like Matthew Broderick, so that's a shame.)
Grant Bester
9. Jockey
Is the last screen cap taken from inside Bobba Fett's helmet?
Is this a cross-over?
Anthony Pero
10. anthonypero
Ah, talking about the Emmrick film has me remembering the teaser for that one, which flashed Size. Does. Matter. On the screen at the end, which prompted StarWars.com to ironically put up a splash page saying Plot. Does. Matter. In black and green, like the Emmrich film.

Good times.
AwesomeAud
11. dpolant
Was that the crazy choir music from 2001: a space odyssey or just a very close rip off?
alastair chadwin
12. a-j
11
Yup, that was Atmospherics by Georgi Ligetti
(fingers crossed that it was Atmospherics and not the other Ligetti piece that 2001 used the title of which I cannot remember)
Christopher Bennett
13. ChristopherLBennett
And of course, to clarify for dpolant's benefit, Gyorgy Ligeti's music was not written for 2001, but was an existing piece of contemporary music written earlier in the 1960s. All of 2001's music was tracked from pre-existing sources (replacing the original Alex North score that Kubrick rejected at the last minute).
AwesomeAud
14. a1ay
That frame where we see Godzilla's back rising from the surf near that island is beyond stupid. It means that Godzilla was crouching as it was approaching the island AND that the island or shoreline is located right nest to a deep trench which would allow Godzilla to get so close without being seen.

Or, possibly, that Godzilla is very broad and very flat, affording it the following advantages in addition to being able to negotiate shallow water:
1) can pretend to be island by floating face down in sea
2) can disappear from pursuing F-22s by turning sideways on
3) multiple Godzillas are easily stackable
AwesomeAud
15. Michael D'Auben
Reading the previous comments, I guess I must be the only person in the world that actually liked the Matthew Broderick "Godzilla" movie. I've got it on disk and must have watched it a half dozen times (of course, I've got the Gojira/Godzilla box set from a few years ago with both versions of the original move, which I've watched even more often!). Sure, it wasn't the classic Godzilla, but it was IMO a very enjoyable variation on a theme and made for a great popcorn movie.

In any case, I'm really looking forward to this new movie. The trailers look very promising and if it sticks as closely to the source material as it appears, it could be a great addition to the Godzilla canon.
Ken Perry
16. Alpharius
It is GODZILLA and it looks pretty good, so, I'm OK with a few 'reality benders' in a movie about a 100m+ tall radioactive Kaiju! :)

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