Godzilla TV trailer packs an emotional punch in 30 seconds

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Apr 18, 2014, 7:06 PM EDT (Updated)

Is it May 16yet? We're going to keep asking that question until May 16 finally rolls around—the day we finally get to see the reboot of the 1954 classic (and the 1998 not-so-classic) movie Godzilla. And as we can see, even in this brief TV trailer, we have a lot to look forward to.

Here we get a short but reasonable look at the creature otherwise known as Gojira. But we also get a look at the people whose lives are altered by the dinosaur-like creature. Their fear, their hope, is tangible, even in 30 seconds. 

We can't wait to see what the movie can do in its running time of two hours (according to screenwriter Max Borenstein). 

A post-World War II analogy about the evils of nuclear war, Godzilla has appeared in 28 movies from Japanese production company Toho, as well as television, comics, videogames and other American versions. Over the years, he evolved from an unspeakable horror to a giant green antihero. Godzilla's appeal has been long-lasting for many, while others look on films like Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster and Godzilla vs. Megalon unfondly. This reimagining puts the monster back into this monster movie.

Is it May 16 yet?

Fun fact: Did you know Andy Serkis (Gollum from Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit) is the mo-capped man behind some of the monster's movements? Now you do.

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