Watch the First Teaser Trailer for ‘Godzilla’

Film due out May 16

Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment have released the first trailer for “Godzilla,” consisting largely of reactions to the iconic monster.

The mega-lizard appears only at the very end of two-minute teaser.

The film bows May 16, 2014 — the 60th anniversary of Godzilla — and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Sally Hawkins.

“Your courage will never be more needed than it is today,” Straithairn’s voice intones as the military preps to fight Godzilla.

The marketing began at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.

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  1. Aaron Savage says:

    And you know this for a fact, Don?

  2. Don says:

    This movie will bomb. If the giant monster genre was so
    profitable, studios would have been cranking out flicks for the past 10 years.
    They haven’t been. Let’s look at the numbers: Toho’s Godzilla Final Wars: Bomb.
    Kadokawa’s Gamera the Brave: Bomb. Legendary’s Pacific Rim: Bomb. Uni’s King
    Kong: Bomb. Cloverfield: Bomb. Walking with the Dinoaurs: Bomb. Jack the Giant
    Slayer: Bomb. Sure, tell me all these
    movies just “underperformed.” But we all know Uni didn’t greenlight Kong for
    $300M including P&A to recoup only $550M at the box office. Godzilla 2014
    will make less than what Sony did with Godzilla ‘98. In fact, if someone at
    Sony wanted to turn around their weak box office returns, they would stop
    promoting Robocop and instead take that P&A budget and release Godzilla ’98
    in 3-D one week before Legendary’s attempt at Godzilla. That’s about the only way
    any Godzilla movie is gonna make money next year.

  3. K Gon Zales says:

    Better than that crap in ’98, and no Matthew Broderick, whom I happen to like!

  4. Glennc says:

    Looks better than the previous one. That one was too soft. Like a Disney version of Godzilla. Ridiculous! It’s better meaner. Like the monster!

  5. Mixter says:

    Holy Mary mother of GOD-ZILLA!!!!! This looks fantastic!!
    TAKE MY MONEY!!

  6. RPD says:

    It looks like US forces are going to drop the same deadly, mass-killing bomb on Godzilla that they dropped on the innocent Japanese people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki! That’s fucked up!!!!

  7. Jack Shappa says:

    The problem is the classic Godzilla costume is ridiculous. So if you stick to that style it isn’t scary, just silly. If you try for something else the purists get upset. Cloverfield is probably the best modern movie in this genre. And this coming from a guy who LIVED for Godzilla films as a kid…

  8. occultology says:

    Did you FINALLY get it right this time? Looks kinda like “Lizard of Steel” to me.

  9. Ken from Toronto says:

    I think I’ll wait for the re-re-make…coming in 2018.

  10. wow says:

    Film looks great, excellent trailer except it doesn’t introduce any character (well, human characters at least).

  11. Everything is remade! Some of my fav actors in flix so count me in. Can’t imagine why my two kids nicknamed me Godzilla?

  12. GeorgeValentin says:

    I can see the box office records being shattered during the weekend of May 16th.

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