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‘Godzilla’ TV spot gives first look at monster

- April 20th, 2014

Ain’t she a beaut?

With Godzilla being released globally in just under a month, it’s about time director Gareth Edwards and his team over at Warner Bros. gave audiences more than just a shadowy glimpse of cinema’s biggest monster.

In the new TV spot for the film, we’re treated to exactly one second of Godzilla and its thunderous roar, but is that one second ever worth it.

Here’s what we can take away from the first official view of the monster: Edwards and his design team got it right.

They’ve clearly decided to style the 2014 monster after Ishiro Honda’s original 1954 Gojira instead of Roland Emmerich’s god awful 1998 remake tyrannosaurs-Rex looking abomination.

Edwards’ monster has stumpier legs and thick, tiny arms with a tiny head attached to a massive neck, similar to the original Gojira. It’s also been outfitted with numerous small scales that line its entire back and neck, instead of being spread out sporadically like its 1998 cousin.

The one second clip has single handily removed any lingering doubt still hovering around monster movie fans and summer blockbuster devotees.

Even though the first true appearance of Godzilla steals the entire commercial, it’s also the first time we’re getting some more information on the plot line.

godzailla-first-01We’re introduced to the intimate relationship between Elizabeth Olsen’s character Elle Brody and her husband Joe, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

From the way it’s being set up, chances are Joe’s not going to make it to the end of the movie, but that’s just a guess and I could be completely off base.

Although, it is a Godzilla movie, and someone crucial to the plot line is going to have to bite the bullet, right?

We’re also introduced to Joe Brody, played by Bryan Cranston, and his relationship to his wife, Sandra Brody, played by Juliette Binoche.

At the beginning of the trailer, Cranston starts off by saying that he couldn’t even say goodbye to her, that he couldn’t even find a picture to take with him, before the scene cuts to Sandra being placed in a space shuttle of some sort and evacuated from the immediate danger zone.

If Godzilla lives up to its hype, this could be one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer, and most importantly, the revival the monster genre has been in desperate need of for years.

Oh, and it looks like you’ll need tissues if you’re a crier. It’s going to get sad.

Godzilla will hit theaters on May 16.

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