5 New ‘Godzilla’ Clips: Let Them Fight

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The marketing for director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot resisted showing audiences the full scale of the titular monster for some time until the film’s trailers and TV spots finally revealed the massive death-lizard, along with at least one other beast the King of Monsters will face off against.

The reboot’s storyline has been glimpsed in fragments throughout the various trailers, but the very human story anchoring the film features an impressive ensemble to ground the film with relatable characters. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) plays Joe Brody, a scientist whose life was upended by a supposed “natural disaster” fifteen years before. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2) plays Brody’s son, a soldier who winds up on the front lines of a monster rampage which is impossible to disguise.

With the film’s release less than two weeks away, we’ve seen the release of a Japanese trailer and TV spot, a new featurette, and now five new clips have hit the Interwebs, featuring several different characters and expanded looks at certain moments we’ve so far only glimpsed in the trailers.

The first clip, which you can watch up above, has Inception star Ken Watanabe’s character Daisuke Serizawa providing us with one of the film’s taglines: “Let them fight.” 

The second, which you can watch below, gives us a look at the current state of Bryan Cranston, who is dismissed as a conspiracy theorist despite knowing precisely what is going on – and, given his past experience, deserves answers as much (if not more) than anyone else:

What happened to Cranston’s character fifteen years ago? We’ve seen brief seconds of Brody’s final farewell to his wife, but this third clip provides a longer look at the disaster. Brody and his wife both worked at a Japanese nuclear facility, and when something triggers a reactor breach, Brody has to race against time to save her. Watch the clip below:

Meanwhile, in the thick of the monster standoff, Taylor-Johnson’s Ford Brody is right in, well, the thick of things. He is recently returned from a tour of duty, and thanks to the monsters, Brody is once more separated from his wife, played by Elizabeth Olsen (The Avengers: Age of Ultron). From the sound of it, Ford Brody might be the most qualified person to fight these things. Check out the next clip below:

And finally, Admiral Stenz (David Strathairn) provides a rather chillingly no-nonsense overview of the “MUTO” (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) the military is tracking. Check it out below:

This clip clocks in at less than forty seconds and clears up quite a bit of mystery… even as it raises more questions. The flying, Rodan-like creature somehow caused a disaster which has been mistaken for an earthquake and emits a type of EMP disruption of digital tracking methods – which explains the Taylor-Johnson’s talk of “full analog retrofit” of some ICBMs. But where did it come from?

Godzilla 2014 Full Monster 5 New Godzilla Clips: Let Them Fight

There is a reason Godzilla is our most anticipated release of 2014. These clips feature convincing performances while retaining the monster movie thrills we expect. They also reinforce the assumption that Godzilla may have been awakened to battle this MUTO – if not, then the military element may eventually decide to let the beasts fight each other, with the human characters’ struggle for survival in the wake of the disaster-movie level of collateral damage.

There is still plenty of mystery to come, though – for example, where exactly did Godzilla and MUTO(s) come from? Don’t expect every question to be answered, since Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. clearly want to jumpstart Godzilla as a viable franchise. Stay tuned for more details in the run-up to the movie’s release.


Godzilla stomps into theaters on May 16, 2014.

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  1. These clips are amazing. Can’t wait for next week.

  2. Ok so there is only one monster for Gojira to fight, that just changes. Well thats an interesting take on it. Anyone know the runtime of this movie? Especially since they are saying its going to be a “slow reveal”

    • 2 hours and 3 minutes.

    • no clue why I put “that just changes”.. We need an edit button lol

    • Confirmed-There are actually two other monsters Godzilla fights.

      • Oh well then awesome!

  3. There is something about this version of Godzilla that is almost…cuddly in a way.

    • Haha agreed, think Edwards did mention in an interview how much time they took to tweak the face of big G to get it just right, scary but familiar with the snub nose it has a dog/bear-like quality and the eye ridge like an eagle, it plays on human perceptions and adds traits that are less reptilian/dinosaur and more of animals we share already share kinship (dogs) with or admire (brids of prey). These traits we subconsciously identify allow us, even if glimpsed in trailers, to protect an expected intelligence to Godzilla. I love the design personally. Think they nailed it.

      • I’m still mad about the shape of his feet, they look too small to hold the size of the body

    • The commenters complaining about Godzilla being “fat” are really missing the point, I think– this design has some real bear-like elements, which I really like. If one of the themes of the movie is nature vs. man’s hubris, as represented by Godzilla v.s the MUTO, then I think it makes sense to have Godzilla (nature) look like something that resonates with the audience as “natural,” or at least as natural as a 350-foot beast can look. The MUTO, from what we’ve seen, looks like something we’re not going to identify with as immediately, which is just right, since it’s an unnatural creation run amok.

      • Very true what you wrote, besides he doesn’t look fat, he looks massive and muscular, like a bear. This realisation of Godzilla actually does make sense, since his name in Japanese means ‘gorilla-whale’. He was named after those two big mammals, to allude to his massive size, power and aquatic origin. So he’s more mammal then retic!

        • Luci, you and Tom are so right. This is a sea dwelling creature and its obvious it can swim on the surface and under as well to so maybe its its ponderous bulk is to withstand the pressure of a deep sea environment and allow for buoyancy.
          Also the effort it would need to operate in deep water would give him as you both mentioned a lot of muscle tone, like an Olympic swimmer who does his laps every day for hours and ends up slim and not an inch of fat to pinch.. So why wouldn’t he be bulky. If radioactivity plays any part in his physiology then sure he would be kind of chunky, his cells mutating and changing his form.

          I hope this is the beginning of a new Godzilla Age. Be it by American or Japanese cinema.

    • Ya … and HE’S A FATTY!

      Lardzilla! ROFLMAO!

  4. that first clip made my pants tight!

    • Hahahaha

    • (Slow reveal?): Wraab, you wouldn’t be Bruce Banner in the early green rage monster stages, would you?

      • hahaha – well played Goldi, well played indeed!

  5. Im super excited for this movie no doubt. However can we all take a minute to be hyper critical?

    Does Godzilla look super CGI? I’m don’t like it that much. Just curious what you guys think.

    • This is unfinished CGI. The finished CGI according to the 4 reviews so far is amazing.

      • gotcha. thanks

    • I know what you mean, but I think it might be more to do with the sheer size of Godzilla more than anything.

  6. I am really excited to see this movie. Looks like it actually has a plot and decent acting besides just a “big bad booliewoogle wrecks everything” premise. I have a hunch this one will be better than most of the usual “giant monster destroys half the world” films.

  7. he looks like a short faced bear!! already got my tickets!! Next Thur. May 15 ….whooo hooo

    • I’m going that day too. Haven’t booked my tickets though, I don’t see the point in doing that, there’s always plenty of tickets if you rock up to the cinema.

      • I’m OH and most theaters here are not packed which is great for me but man are they kinda outdated compare to back home in San Diego. I may have to drive an hour north for a bigger theater to enjoy my favorite monster of all time.

        • An hour away, $3 fee for online tickets >.> I’ll wait and just drive there lol

  8. Is it just me or is the whole “earthquake destroys a nuclear facility in Japan which affects western North America” a subtle allusion to certain recent events?

  9. They might as well release the entire movie and it’s script online at this point. With each trailer, the suspense lessens for the audience.

    • Are you serious? Really? Chill out you barely know the plot from this stuff.

  10. I refuse to watch the clips. Got my tickets for Thursday night at 7. That’s only a week and a half away. I will TRY to prevent myself from watching any more footage.

  11. Dragonzord.

  12. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that one of the two MUTOs (the mutated pterosaur) IS, in fact, Rodan, but that the producers have just elected to keep that card close to the vest.

    • From the first clip of his fly by it sure does look like Rodan. However, those limbs are not :D

  13. Godzilla was summoned by the Green Ranger with his Dragon Dagger.

  14. Does he breath fire in this?

  15. I was wondering the same thing. I am sure he will but I am glad that they haven’t shown that in any of the movie clips.


    I’m excited though

  17. Is everyone not counting the reddish multi-arm creature that looked dead in that crater in the very first teaser trailer