Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New 'Godzilla' Trailer Unleashes Nuclear Lizard Hell



Are you ready for the rampage yet? If not, you will be after this new "Godzilla" trailer that just left me in a puddle of nerd drool.

In the second official trailer, which will hit theaters March 7, we get a very upset Bryan Cranston
outing the idea that there has been a cover-up on what we assume are recent monster attacks. Instead of a natural disaster, he shouts that whatever is "out there" is "going to send us back to the Stone Age." We then get glimpses of that wreckage, including the Statue of Liberty (sorry, New York City, we have not been spared this time) and then a lot of partial shots of likely Gojira emerging from the water. 

The trailer seems to suggest more of the origin story of Godzilla with a voiceover by Ken Watanabe tell how, in 1954 (the year the original "Godzilla" film was released), "we awakened something." Further, nuclear tests in the Pacific weren't tests, but an attempt to kill the creature. Military action appears to be put in motion, but while fighter jets are tossed out of the sky and there are mysterious monster bones (and eggs?) -- on Monster Island, right? Right? -- Watanabe continues: "The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control and not the other way around."

Towards the end of the trailer, we are treated to a partial Godzilla roar that transitions into a crescendo of tension sound effects and then: The best clear shot of the king of monsters roaring face, through a pair of closing bunker doors.

Godzilla is on its way May 16, 2014, and I am super super stoked. Watch the trailer and let me know if you are too.

-Aaron Sagers

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