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The New 'Godzilla' Trailer Is Astonishingly, Bed-Wettingly Terrifying

By Joanna Robinson | Trailers | December 10, 2013 |

By Joanna Robinson | Trailers | December 10, 2013 |

Warner Bros. released the first significant trailer for 2014’s Godzilla and unlike most monster movies we’ve seen over the past decade, this one has some bite. The trailer opens with a fairly typical troop rallying speech from David Strathairn, but quickly deposits us into the middle of the action. The genius of this trailer (and hopefully the movie itself) is that we are right there with our protagonists, shaking in their boots. The skydiving soldiers, a petrified Elizabeth Olson, an emotional Bryan Cranston and Juliette Binoche? We feel their terror. I was wondering if the trailer would show us the monster or if we were in for a Cloverfield treatment. But there he is, right at the end, looming up out of the smoke. The crowning glory of the trailer? Well that would be the thing that should send every 90s kid leaping behind their sofa or desk chair: a booming, honking roar reminiscent of Jurassic Park’s famous T-Rex. Let’s hope the movie lives up to this nightmare. Gird your loins, the movie opens May 16th, 2014.

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