A leaked trailer for Godzilla popped up a month or so ago and was promptly pulled. But before it was, it was abundantly clear that this Godzilla is not the same as the 1998 Roland Emmerich version. Today Warner Bros. dropped the official version and it too makes no allusions that the radioactive dinosaur/lizard-monster is trying to find its way and ultimately live alongside humans in solitude. In fact it seems its sole purpose is mankind’s destruction. Like the unofficial version (embedded below), there are few clear shots of the iconic creature (the dust and smoke immersed shots are more intense anyway) and plots points of the movie are still kept under wraps. The scenes of utter chaos, however, are plenty enough to get viewers charged to see more. Take a peek of the trailer and then watch it again. At least initially it looks like they’re doing the Toho creation justice.
Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Victor Rasuk, and Ken Watanabe.
The “leaked” trailer:
An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Godzilla devastates US and UK theaters on May 16, 2014.