‘Godzilla’ TV Spots: It Cannot be Stopped

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It’s hard to hate the eponymous mutated giant lizard of Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Godzilla reboot. After all, when human beings are relatively the size of ants it’s probably easy to miss the fact that they’re being crushed underfoot or their homes are being destroyed. But even if we can’t hate the big lug there are plenty of reasons to be afraid of him (or her, in the Roland Emmerich version).

One such reason, just to get things started, is that the trailers have showcased a Godzilla that’s larger than any of the previous incarnations. He’s so huge, in fact, that a series of nuclear missile strikes designed to take him out failed to do, and with a force so enormous and destructive it’s little wonder that the latest set of Godzilla TV spots have a distinctly apocalyptic feel.

Look past the enormous rampaging monster and it seems clear that Godzilla will have quite a human heart to it, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson playing Lieutenant Ford Brody, a soldier who is thrown in over in his head when tasked with going up against the creature, and Elizabeth Olsen playing his wife. In many ways the focus on a military protagonist gives these new TV spots a war movie tone, though it’s definitely a strange kind of war.

The final video is a US version of the international TV spot that was released earlier this week, warning that Godzilla won’t be taken out easily. That’s certainly true in the sense that Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are no doubt hoping to get a full franchise out of this property rather than just a single standalone movie. With Godzilla having been built up so much in the trailers and teasers, it’s getting hard to imagine the creature ever going down permanently.

The final TV spot also contains a nice visual representation of the hype train for this movie: it is on fire, and it can’t be stopped.

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Godzilla is out in theaters on May 16, 2014.

Source: Warner Bros.

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  1. Why… is it still April!?

    • It’s a Lenten penance… No Godzilla till May :(

      • In order to quell my impatience, I’m inducing a binge on every Godzilla movie made until May 16th starting tonight.

  2. Damn, that movie keeps on looking better and better!

  3. Agghhhhhhh!!! I can’t wait. I’m already thinking sequels as well! C’mon May 16!!!

  4. Will I be the only one standing up and screaming “GOOOORRRRGGGGIIIRRRRAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!” in a fake Asian accent in the theater? I hope not. Still gonna do it.

    • Empty theatre? Impossibiru!

    • I do stuff like that all the time in the theater…probably cuz I’m choking and a-gagging on the husky popcorn they have there!

  5. So, I assume the May 15th date might just be the English release then, not worldwide?

    I ask because this article still says May 16 release but Legendary said a few days ago that it was being moved a day early thanks to fan anticipation.

  6. Am I the only one hoping for a Godzooky cameo? *GRIN!*

  7. I can really say that I’ve never been this excited about a movie before.

  8. This may or may not have been covered before , but I at least haven’t seen it talked about yet, but, so far in any of the trailers, I haven’t seen a single instance of his radioactive breath yet. Not that its needed. Every time I look at a trailer of this, it just numbs the senses. But it would be totally awesome if we watched one more trailer before the movie is released and we just happen to see his gigantic spines start glowing as they usually do before his most powerful weapon is fired.
    How cool would that be?

  9. For years I have waited for some talented, knowledgeable director to breathe life into this legendary creature; do give it the honest treatment that Godzilla deserves! This movie looks stunning and will serve as a monumental accolade to a cinematic icon that was ‘born’ fifty years ago! Ii grew up watching Godzilla (original movie with Raymond Burr and a few of the sequels that followed: Gigantis, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Godzilla vs. the Thing, Ghidrah-not Ghidorah- the Three Headed Monster)and have had strong interest in this reptilian wonder ! FINALLY, someone has brought the ultimate glory to Godzilla! I can’t wait for this one! Kind of reminds me of the excitement back in 1975 when a particular shark was terrorizing the members and residents of a fictitious seacoast town!!!

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