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    Here's the full trailer for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, featuring a very pissed off and scared Bryan Cranston:

    Edwards: "Godzilla is definitely a representation of the wrath of nature. The theme is man versus nature and Godzilla is certainly the nature side of it. You can't win that fight. Nature's always going to win and that's what the subtext of our movie is about. He's the punishment we deserve ... The way I tried to view it was to imagine Godzilla was a real creature and someone from Toho saw him in the 1950s and ran back to the studio to make a movie about the creature and was trying their best to remember it and draw it. And in our film you get to see him for real."
    The 1954 date in the trailer is a reference to the original 1954 film, but Godzilla's origin has been tweaked a little bit. Instead of being created by nuclear weapons, Godzilla came to be some other way and the Castle Bravo test was actually a cover for humanity's attempt to kill him.

    Godzilla is not the only Kaiju in the film. There are multiple monsters which will battle the big lizard from at least San Francisco to Las Vegas. In fact, Godzilla has been described as the "anti-hero" of the movie. At about 1:30 into the trailer, something that looks suspiciously similar to Rodan can be seen diving out of the sky and into the ocean.

    This is the second big-budget American remake/adaption of Godzilla. The 1998 film, written and produced by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin (the team behind Independence Day), was a huge disappointment. Other than the fact that there's a giant lizard and it destroys things, there's literally no other connection to the Toho Godzilla. The movie is also reviled by Godzilla fans for changing the appearance of Godzilla.

    The 2014 version of Godzilla has been modified a little bit, but generally keeps the appearance the monster had in the 1954 film.

    From Empire:

    The film boasts an accomplished human cast, including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and David Straithairn, but it's the main man himself who required most care and attention from the director.

    "Trying to get the face right was the main thing," says Edwards. "I guess he's got more of a bear's face, or a dog's. We also used eagle. There's a lot of nobility in an eagle. It made him feel very majestic and noble." Edwards also used London-based motion-capture facility The Imaginarium and its head, one Andy Serkis, on certain sequences to "control the souls" (as Edwards puts it) of his creations.

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