Watch: New Full-Length 'Godzilla' Trailer Rises Out Of The Ocean

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by Kevin Jagernauth
February 25, 2014 1:00 PM
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"The great thing with a project like 'Godzilla' is that when you’re doing a movie like this that involves a monster that’s so beloved, you suddenly get access to the greatest visual artists out there working today. So I was very lucky in terms of that," director Gareth Edwards told Bloody Disgusting last summer. "...in terms of designing 'Godzilla,' we spent about an entire year just working on that aspect alone. You never quite feel like you have enough time but I wouldn’t change a single thing with the design. I’m so incredibly happy with it."

And that's not all he has to be happy with. He's got a much better cast than this kind of thing usually gets, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche and Sally Hawkins all featuring, but moreover, this just looks very promising. The first trailer was pretty damn solid, and this new one—well, we'll let you tell us what you think below.

"Godzilla" rises from the deep on May 16th. Watch below.

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23 Comments

  • Donella | March 13, 2014 7:03 PMReply

    It already looks better than the Matthew Broderick iteration.

  • skuts | February 28, 2014 12:54 PMReply

    Yo, Godzilla, I love you an all and ima let you finish,
    but I did it first,
    (go to you tube and search Fun With Godzilla)

  • Reed | February 28, 2014 12:21 PMReply

    They got the face wrong, again. . . What is with these clowns? Is it Godzilla or Jake La Motta?

  • TBF | February 28, 2014 12:10 AMReply

    LA2000 makes some good points, but seeing as how Manhattan is an island, and seeing how parts of Manhattan are a maze of skyscrapers, it's quite possible for me to see how one could, in fact, convey the sense of being trapped with a monster in this movie.

    Imagine you're stuck on a concrete island, awash in tidal waves and overrun with hysterical mobs of people trying to escape -- meanwhile this giant Fing firebreathing unkillable monster is going 9/11 on the entire place. This trailer leads to me to believe there's definitely a way to make a Godzilla movie scary, which isn't something I would have previously thought possible.

    We'll see!

  • IreneK | February 27, 2014 12:22 PMReply

    It looks like fun and that it will be entertaining. That's really all that matters. Everything else is just extra.

  • ME | February 26, 2014 4:15 PMReply

    Do I see Rhodan in the brief clips?

  • Scott | February 27, 2014 5:32 AM

    Yeah, looks like him swooping down...

    Also think that's Gigan's arm/claw crashing down @2.07 min

  • Mine | February 26, 2014 9:33 AMReply

    Another "Western" Hollywood crap writing and movie will be.

  • Maker's Mark | February 26, 2014 8:52 AMReply

    "...this just looks very promising. The first trailer was pretty damn solid, and this new one—well, we'll let you tell us what you think below."

    Sorry, I think you're a socially inept nerd. Of COURSE you would already gush about this.

  • dharmatrails | February 25, 2014 9:09 PMReply

    My problem with this movie, which I had with the last Godzilla remake, is that I want Godzilla to win. No offense to anyone from the human race who might end up reading this, but yeah, I want Godzilla to crush humanity and win. Otherwise, this movie is no different from every other 'epic' monster movie where the outcome is a given. Hurray, humanity prevails...yawn.

  • Alex Vidal | February 25, 2014 9:48 PM

    So I'm guessing you saw the movie already and know how it's going to end right? God people like you are plain and simply morons. Nothing in the trailer says they kill him...as a matter a fact..they imply the complete opposite by saying that they "tried" to kill him with NUKES and that humanity is wrong in believing they have any control over "nature's force" in other words Godzilla. Word of advice, when you ASSUME something and then try to pass it off as fact you look incredibly stupid, don't be that guy.

  • Rob | February 25, 2014 7:20 PMReply

    Love Godzilla. Brings me back to being a child. I always get chills watching these trailers. They always me make dread that I'm gonna look out my window and a giant monster will just rise out of the harbor. Will never tire of Godzilla movies.

  • LA2000 | February 25, 2014 3:45 PMReply

    It looks as good as one might hope, but I am not convinced that they have managed to overcome the real challenge with a monster movie like this: the lack of "intimate fear".

    When you look at the best, scariest horror/monster movies, they involve locking your main character in a phonebooth with a rattlesnake. The more claustrophobic the environment, the better. The fewer places to run and hide, the better. This justifies the fight. The character, who would wisely and gladly run, can't, and as a consequence is forced to get
    "up close and personal" with a monster. "Alien" is the quintessential example of this scenario, but you also find it in films as diverse as "The Exorcist," "Jaws," and even the subway tunnel sequence in "Cloverfield" (which I would argue is the only scary scene in that entire movie.)

    A creature like "Godzilla" is about scale and grand scenes of destruction, which makes a great trailer, but not a great monster movie. It is virtually impossible to create a scenario where the main character is forced into a primal battle of survival with a creature that large. The "phonebooth" is the entire planet. It is either going to step on you, or not. You are either going to get out of the way, or not. So while on the surface, a "Godzilla" movie is a great marketing exercise and sounds like a fun ride in the abstract, when you get down to the core of what it is, it lacks the elements necessary to make a truly compelling, scary movie.

    And unfortunately the trailer does nothing to dispel that notion.

  • esoga | March 5, 2014 12:28 PM

    Daily reminder Godzilla wasn't inspired by rattlesnakes but by the nuclear bomb. Godzilla and kaiju movies in general were never meant to be monster movies in the same sense as Alien - they're disaster movies.

  • Marko | February 26, 2014 1:35 PM

    @BigBoi Well never, since they don't usually construct phonebooths inside movie theatres for people to sit in.

  • Bill | February 26, 2014 9:04 AM

    I think you are miscategorizing what this movie is trying to/supposed to be as well, but unlike MJ I wouldn't even categorize it as monster-action. It is pure eye-candy. Nobody will be watching it for the dialog, or the complex subplots. nobody will be watching it for the environmental moral. Nobody will be watching it even for the unrelenting action, which I doubt will even occur based on the amount of backstory that the trailer indicates that we are going to get. No, the reason this movie exists and the reason people are going to flock to it, is purely for the special effects. This is an eye candy movie, and nothing more.

    I can't wait!!

  • BigBoi | February 25, 2014 6:27 PM

    Quite right MJ

    Plus, I have not heard of a rattlesnack that can "Send us back to the stone ages"

    Phonebooth or not. btw, who can relate to a phone booth anymore? I mean, really when was the last time anyone sitting in a movie theater was actually in a phone booth?

    EOS

  • MJ | February 25, 2014 5:38 PM

    Phonebooth/rattlesnake --- is that yours? Because its a pretty great image.

    But I think you're mistaking this film's genre/subgenre --- yes it is a monster flick, but not monster-horror, it is monster-action. It is more leaning on general suspsense than specifics of what emotions one is feeling during the suspense. Example: The sheer size of the monster and its destructive capability puts the viewer into a suspenseful state, which may (and hopefully will) include fear, but I don't believe they are driving at intensifying this fear than being satisfied with creating situations of suspense and pushing the situation.

  • BigBoi | February 25, 2014 4:33 PM

    So, you won't be spending your time and money on this film?

  • Tiago | February 25, 2014 2:44 PMReply

    SPLOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH

  • shark | February 25, 2014 5:15 PM

    "Also sploosh...but with semen."

  • Jimmy Bird | February 25, 2014 2:32 PMReply

    Ohhhh!!! Baby

  • Matt N. | February 25, 2014 1:12 PMReply

    F YES!

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