Watch: Newest ‘Godzilla’ Trailer Has Awakened a Monster

By April 29, 2014

Listen, we’ve been burned before. It’s easy to get excited about a big-time summer blockbuster, to buy into the hype, to salivate over trailers, pick apart posters, and feel nothing but giddy anticipation — and then get kind of biffed by the final product. But let’s admit it now — we are very excited for Godzilla. And, wow, let’s hope this thing lives up to the hype, because the hype so far is amazing.

The Gareth Edwards-directed take on the classic monster movie baddie has plenty to recommend it — like an all-star cast, including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston — but that pales in comparison to the overall look and feel of Godzilla. This thing just looks terrifying. Destroyed cities! Fighter jets falling from the sky! Godzilla tromping through the rain (why is it always raining in Godzilla movies?)!

The film’s latest trailer, billed as the “Asia Trailer,” doesn’t skimp on those big visuals and big scares — at this point, it seems impossible to imagine that the humans of Godzilla stand even a chance next to the “monster/force of nature/god” they’ve somehow unleashed, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to see the final product as soon as possible. Take a look!

Question! Why is Godzilla so angry? Why doesn’t Godzilla want to be friends? Don’t you think he’s lonely? Should we try to hug him? Oh. He just destroyed another city. Probably lay off the hugs.

Are you excited for Godzilla?

Godzilla will open on May 16.

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Kate Erbland
Kate Erbland is a staff writer for movie news and reviews at GeekNation. Her work can also be found at Film School Rejects, ScreenCrush, Vanity Fair, The Dissolve, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, amNewYork, New York Daily News, Dame Magazine, Mental Floss,, MSN Movies, and Boxoffice Magazine. She lives in New York City with two cats, two turtles, one boyfriend, and a frightening number of sensible canvas totes.