The folks at Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have done an impeccable job of introducing the world of Godzilla to a new audience with their first Godzilla trailer. Merely hours after we featured our first Godzilla photos, the trailer begins with star David Strathairn addressing the troops about to parachute drop into a war zone that he tells his charges is nothing you have ever trained for. You got that right.
Then, the camera takes the perspective of Aaron Taylor-Johnson as he falls towards the earth ready to let open his parachute and do battle… with what, he has no idea. The nervous anticipation is captured impeccably by director Gareth Edwards.
As he’s about to land, the trailer cuts away to a series of scenes that tease the destruction with “what on earth is that” gazes from its cast including Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen before the trailer gives us the reveal we’ve waited for… Godzilla himself letting out his roar.
Look for Godzilla to storm into theaters May 16, 2014.