Godzilla Trailer Offers A Terrifying Tease For Next Summer's Reboot

That familiar roar means the Godzilla trailer finally dropped. Monsters director Gareth Edwards will bring Tokyo’s worst nightmare back to the big screen in 2014. Give the above trailer a spin, then join us for a spirited discussion below.

"Frankly, none of us have ever faced a situation quite like this before." Now THAT’s how you tease a Godzilla movie!

Adopting the POV of a first-person video game, this clip plunges us into the action, turning us into a soldier planning to engage the King of Monsters. It’s a fantastic blend of reveal, and mystery. It shows enough without giving too much away. It’s somber as hell, but the effects look great (in the dark, at least). It sets up the size and scope of the creature. And that yell! We’re on board, 100%.

The idea of a Godzilla reboot has been around for a long time. How long? Legendary and Warner actually teased the project with a sizzle reel at Comic-Con 2012 (!!), bringing the same footage back to San Diego this past summer in hopes of keeping the project on our radars. That summer, they also staged a fantastic, interactive Godzilla exhibit, which gave us a great look at the creature, and shots of modern Tokyo:

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Now we have actual footage to comb through. Do you see additional clues to the direction of the blockbuster? Is there potential for multiple monsters movies in the Godzilla universe?

Edwards’ Godzilla reboot recently kicked off its viral campaign. It was building to this tease. I need to see this on the biggest screen possible. Maybe before The Hobbit this weekend? God, I hope. Until then, the movie co-stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe and Juliette Binoche. It will invade theaters on May 16, 2014. What do you think of the first trailer?

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