Tokyo is toast in destructive new city-stomping trailer for Godzilla: Resurgence

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Aug 19, 2016, 3:02 PM EDT (Updated)

File this firmly under the "You Gotta Be Kidding Me" category, but this chaotic new trailer for Toho's Godzilla: Resurgence is just plain insane.  It contains a load of super-spoilery details of some new disco-ball powers unleashed by the atomic lizard, and I can't say I agree with the filmmakers' design decisions.

For us purists it's a bit over-the-top, but hey, it is Godzilla after all, so perhaps anything goes!  This new trailer comes from the Viewers' Choice Philippines Facebook Page and is stuffed with new footage of Godzilla kicking, smashing, melting, bashing and crushing everything in sight as an assault of rocket-firing helicopters, trigger-happy jet fighters and artillery-lobbing tanks close in for the final kill.

Watch the rampaging beast bulldoze his way through Tokyo in this purple laser-laced preview and tell us if you'll go see the King of Monsters when the movie finally makes landfall here in the U.S. later this year.

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