Remember how we didn’t see the monster in the teaser trailer? Well, we still don’t get a good look of it, but we have a glimpse at the back-story in the full trailer.
In the full trailer for Godzilla we get to see the familiar, seriously concerned face of Bryan Cranston talking about how whatever it is destroying cities (and it’s not a typhoon or earthquake) could send back humanity to the stone ages. Which implies that someone is trying to hide the existence of the monster at least until it’s killed.
The character played by Ken Watanabe says “in 1954 we awakened something” and “the nuclear test back then, were not test” but that they were trying to kill the monster. Now where was the monster hiding for about 60 years? Maybe it was contained by whoever tried to capture it then and now Godzilla managed to escape somehow?
I like how they connected the movie plot with a real life event and tried to give it meaning. There’s also a scene in the trailer where they are standing in a huge skeleton, presumably of a creature of the same kind so maybe this one is another, not the same from 1954.
Godzilla is slated to premiere on May 16th, 2014 in cinemas across USA. Directed by Gareth Edwards, starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe and Juliette Binoche.
Fun fact: Taylor-Johnson and Olsen are playing a husband and wife in Godzilla and brother and sister in The Avengers 2 :).