Godzilla (2014) Trailer

Official Synopsis: An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

The marketing for Godzilla is an example of how to do trailers right.  It reminds me a lot of Cloverfield where we are only getting glimpses of the beast but never seeing the whole thing.  Other than his back in posters and the trailers and his face for a second or two at the end of this trailer, not much is seen of Godzilla.  So far much hasn’t been given away about the plot except for destruction and a sense of helplessness of the military against the Godzilla.

Bryan Cranston is a very versatile actor, so I’m excited to see him on screen.  I didn’t realize Ken Watanabe was in this film so my excitement level went up a few points when I saw/heard him in the trailer.  Not much is seen yet of Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson except for a few brief shots.  If there is a second trailer hopefully they will be more prevalent then.

I know Godzilla is supposed to be tall, but if the poster below is accurate, I think he may be too tall.  As much flack as the 1998 Godzilla receives, I do think the size of Godzilla was a good fit.  But I guess on the flip side, by having him be really, really big it will just make his defeat that much more gratifying.  We’ll see what happens I guess.

Godzilla hits theaters May 16, 2014.  Directed by Gareth Edwards, it stars Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Victor Rasuk.

Godzilla (2014) movie poster

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8 thoughts on “Godzilla (2014) Trailer

      • Some stories are really hard to remake. Godzilla, I think, is one of them. The original was made in the height of Cold War paranoia. In some ways, the monster was a political allegory, meant to illustrate the world’s fear of the atomic bomb. It worked because it was more than a monster destroying and killing. It just seems like it’ll be hard to reproduce the film without that context.

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      • I thought it may be something along those lines. I am almost positive that the allegories of the 1950s original won’t be present and the film will focus a lot on the action. Many Star Trek fans I know felt the 2009 Star Trek reboot wasn’t a great movie because it didn’t have the moral dilemmas of the original TV show. But personally I enjoyed Star Trek as an sci-fi/action movie. I think Godzilla is going to be along the same lines. If it turns out to be a good action movie, I will be happy.

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      • Well, when I was a child growing up in Brazil (probably 2nd grade), I would watch “Spectar Man”. I think that is how you spell his name. I was a LOYAL watcher of it. It’s a Japanese (or Korean?) show that was translated in Portuguese. Brazil has the second most population of Japanese in the world, so watching a show like this was nothing different. I also love Japanese food, so that is part of having part of the Japanese culture instilled in me growing up. Now that I have a son (my only child), liking dinosaurs, monsters and super heroes has become part of my life. I introduced Godzilla to my son actually a year ago and he loved it! We watched a 5 dollar DVD movie of an original Godzilla movie from Japan. We had so much fun watching it, he just started liking them. We like the “Godzilla vrs Mothra” movie. So, that is how it all…..began. You???

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      • Godzilla is not as big a part for me as it seems to be for you and your son, and my story isn’t as entertaining but I’ll give it a go anyway. My first experience with Godzilla was the 1998 Mathew Broderick film. Being a kid who enjoyed any movie with action and explosions I watched over and over on VHS. At the time, I also had a friend in school who was really into the Japanese originals and he let me watch a few with him. I have meant to watch some of the originals over the years but forgot about it until recently when the marketing came out for this remake. Hopefully soon I will. Add it to my long backlog of movies to watch I suppose.

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