Back in December, folks got a glimpse of what's in store for the upcoming 'Godzilla' remake.
And as of February 25, we now have the first full-length trailer, showing much more of the scale and tone for this latest reinvention of the classic Japanese movie monster.
Kicking off with a montage of a crashed plane, earthquakes, a demolished Statue of Liberty and other scenes of mass carnage, we hear an angry voiceover from 'Breaking Bad's' Bryan Cranston (who plays a scientist in the film); "I want to talk to somebody in charge. You're not fooling anybody when you say, that what happened was a natural disaster. You're lying! It was not an earthquake. It wasn't not a typhoon. Because what's really happening is that you're hiding something out there"
It then cuts to a tight shot of his face; "And it's going to send us back to the stone age!"
Cut to: a quick shot of a hulking figure slowly rising out of the ocean, followed by mass flooding in city streets.
Afterwards we get more backstory thanks to actor Ken Watanabe (role undetermined) and an unseen actress (Juliet Binoche, perhaps?). We learn that officials had knowledge of Godzilla way back in 1954, and they've been unsuccessful in stopping him ever since. Watanabe elicits dread in this realization; "The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control, and not the other way around."
Brief shots show images of the iconic backplates of the creature emerging from the water.
We then see more glimpses of Godzilla; his tail knocking out of parts of a railroad, a subway, and planes being smashed to the ground. Brief shots of Aaron Taylor Johnson, Juliet Binoche and Elizabeth Olsen then precede the final image; a wide shot of Godzilla screaming as hangar doors are hastily pulled shut.
I have to admit after being wowed at the teaser trailers, that seeing much of the CGI carnage lacks a little punch, but that's plays more to my dislike of CGI in general; for a film this large in scale and scope, I realize that was to be expected.
Regardless, the tone of the trailer is gripping. I'm pumped and cannot wait to see 'Godzilla' when it opens on May 16th, 2014.
So check out the 'Godzilla' trailer for yourself, and tells us your thoughts on it in the comments.