As expected from yesterday’s deluge of Godzilla goodness, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have unveiled the new full-length Godzilla trailer and it’s guaranteed to get your kaijuices flowing. The trailer gives us a little bit of everything: nods to the original 1954 film, our most unimpaired glimpse of Godzilla yet (well, if you don’t count Empire’s cover), explosions and devastation galore, a decimated version of the Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas, Bryan Cranston acting as hard as he can, and plenty of ominous Inception-esque BWAAAAAAAAHM sounds. But why listen to me prattle on about the trailer when you can experience it for yourself?
Visually, the film looks pretty stunning, which is a feat unto itself, as I’m sure VFX teams are scrambling to polish the film for its May 16, 2014 release, and director Gareth Edwards is putting what he learned directing Monsters to good use. I’m really digging the way they’re connecting the 2014 film to the 1954 original. If the story is half as good as the trailer looks, then it looks like we’ll finally get the monster movie we’ve been waiting for.
Here’s hoping that the twist ending is that in order to defeat Godzilla, mankind had to construct Jaegers a la Pacific Rim. C’mon, they’re both Legendary properties, so why not create a super sweet kaiju crossover? Your move, development departments of America.
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