Godzilla Poster 2014

Watch this international Godzilla trailer and spot the new footage

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Mar 18, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT (Updated)

The arrival of Godzilla is just two months away, and a new international trailer has surfaced to fan the flames of giant lizard hysteria.

Sadly, the new trailer does not include the awesome, eerie Gyorgy Ligeti choral music that is so effective in the U.S. teaser, but this one does contain a different mix of footage, including some kind of flying thing heading straight toward the camera and a really quick glimpse of the big guy himself emerging from a fog. There are also a few more personal bits involving stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston.

In any case, this trailer just heightens our anticipation of the movie, which is directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and promises to be much more along the lines of the somber 1954 original than the many kiddie-oriented sequels and the godawful 1998 Roland Emmerich disaster. Just as the classic Gojira used the monster as a metaphor for the dangers of atomic power, Godzilla in the new movie seems to symbolize the unchecked fury of nature itself -- and that's not even counting the other kaiju that we know are in the film.

Watch the trailer below. Godzilla opens on May 16. Where does it rank on your list of the summer's most anticipated movies?

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