'Godzilla': First Audience Reactions Promise a Slow Reveal

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Last summer Legendary Pictures sent enormous monsters on a rampage across the planet in Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, and now Earth is in line for another serious stomping as Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reboot rears its head and crashes into theaters this month.

Godzilla looks more like an apocalypse movie than a monster movie, and despite the enormous mutated lizard towering over the story it also seems to have quite a human heart. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson play a father and son whose lives were torn apart during a so-called "natural disaster" fifteen years previously, and as Godzilla goes on a rampage that no amount of media spin can disguise, the two characters find themselves caught up in a mission to stop a creature that can withstand nuclear blasts.

Most of the trailers and teases for Godzilla so far have been very coy about showing the monster in full, though that might be something to do with the fact that it's hard to get all of him onscreen at once. Early screenings of the movie have now begun, however, and it appears that the movie itself takes a long time to get to the full reveal. In fact, Godzilla himself doesn't actually get a huge amount of screen time. Reactions to this have been mixed.

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