OT: Godzilla movie trailer

Submitted by Dilla Dude on December 10th, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Starring Brian Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe and Elizabeth Olsen. Directed by Gareth Edwards. 

This looks promising. Seems like Hollywood might finally be doing Godzilla the right way. The beautiful cinematography is already half the battle for a movie like this. 





December 10th, 2013 at 2:08 PM ^

Just based on the trailer, consider my attention captured. I would probably go see this when it comes out in May. I sort of like how they kept Godzilla somewhat shrouded in the dust and debris in the clips that they did show - that was one of the things that grabbed me about this. 

Dilla Dude

December 10th, 2013 at 2:28 PM ^

Something else to watch in this film are the two leads, Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen.

These two will also be portraying brother-sister tandem Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Will be interesting to see that chemistry begin to be built in this film.


December 10th, 2013 at 2:52 PM ^

Hard to believe that two different actors will be playing one Marvel character in two seperate films that are less than a year apart.

In one Quicksilver's role will be that of Magneto's son and obvious villain, the other they can't even mention that Quicksilver or Scarlet Witch are related to Magneto and now they'll be portrayed as heroes and part of the Avengers. Fox needs to just give the rights back to Marvel so they can have a singularity between the films. 

/end nerd rant.


December 10th, 2013 at 2:48 PM ^

I normally don't go in much for blockbuster studio stuff, but I live in San Francisco and my 8 year old son watched this and thought it was real for a second and his eyes were as big as saucers at the scene showing downtown SF in ruins (I didn't show him the lead in stuff, just a'hey look at this' after the trailer started).

He says to me 'Daddy don't go to work!' (my office is smack dab in the center of that shot on the water behind the Ferry Building). 

Because I am a terrible parent, I messed with him a bit and said, 'don't worry, I will be really careful.'

It took him another second and glance at the screen to realize it wasn't real, but for that second he thought I was either the bravest or dumbest person on Earth, most likely the latter.


December 10th, 2013 at 2:48 PM ^

that bombs and missiles with the capability of penetrating several inches of hardened steel or feet of hardened concrete will have no effect whatsoever on a flesh and blood creature.

I'll pass.


December 10th, 2013 at 2:53 PM ^

To be fair, this has been brought up before in other Godzilla movies and shows and (I believe) the argument proferred is that his radioactive skin is particularly repulsive and can also dissipate the energy from bombs effectively.  And he can be hurt; some of the Japanese movies specifically showed him running away when the big guns were brought out because they could hurt him.  

Also, it's a hundred-foot dinosaur that spits fire; I'm not going for realism.

Space Coyote

December 10th, 2013 at 6:05 PM ^

And constantly changed to the taller end of things. This was because as everything in the world kept getting taller, and people more desensitized, Godzilla needed to grow by comparison (he's been anywhere from like 100 ft to 300+ ft tall at any one time).


December 10th, 2013 at 4:04 PM ^

or for that matter, that a good solution would be to parachute a small team of lightly armed soldiers into the center of the city, loudly announced by leg flares and smoke trails, to deal with the creature, rather than a less conspicuous landing of some kind of large, armored craft from the bay or somewhere else on a beach....well, what do I know about military tactics?

If you use idiotic assumptions as criteria, then the assumption that bad guys can fire machine guns at point blank range for extended periods and not hit good guys that are somersaulting across an open space in front of them (or any of the billions of variations on that type of sequence), would mean that about  in X million movies are not worth watching. 

Some suspension of disbelief is required for most films or you are left with a bunch of realist/neorealist/cinema verite type things that get old pretty quick.


December 10th, 2013 at 9:35 PM ^

which is why I haven't seen X million of those movies.

Look, I love science fiction and SF movies, and I understand and accept that willing suspension of disbelief is necessary if you're going to get anything out of them. What's more preposterous than the "negotiating with host" scene in "Independence Day" when Jeff Goldblum's dinky little Mac laptop is somehow able to communicate with a completely alien information technology? I suppose it's just me, but the whole disconnect between the reality of what our weapons can do and how they're routinely portrayed in "Godzilla" movies is just one step over the line into farce.


December 10th, 2013 at 3:05 PM ^

First, the "music" (well, those wailing voices) came straight out of 2001.

Second -- ok, major city getting trashed -- haven't we seen this for like ten times now?  ID4... Transformers 1, 2 and 3... Avengers... Man of Steel... it's been done again and again, and it's lost its shock value.

Just nuke the thing and let's move on already.  There, you don't need to see it now.


December 10th, 2013 at 3:59 PM ^

FInally watched the trailer and that looks pretty interesting. I like how Godzilla has a similar roar. That was really cool how they teased him at the end in the dust.


December 10th, 2013 at 5:03 PM ^

I was at San Diego Comic Con and they showed bits of the movie.  It was pretty awesome seeing Godzilla in a realistic fashion. He looks huge.











For those who may not know, G does fight another monster in this movie