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American Godzilla Is Too Fat And Gareth Edwards Promises Cinematic Foreplay

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GodzillaGodzilla is big. No one has ever doubted that. In fact, his size has always been one of the qualities that most endear him to fans. Just imagine, if you will, a waist-high Godzilla running around. You might not want to tangle with him, like you wouldn’t mess with an angry dog of similar stature, but he would hardly inspire any great degree of terror. He certainly couldn’t level the downtown core of a major metropolis, and you wouldn’t call him the King of the Monsters unless you were being sarcastic. Though he is supposed to be big, some Japanese fans have made remarks indicating that he might be a little on the chubby side. In addition to mocking a giant lizard’s weight, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released a ton of new high resolution stills from Gareth Edwards’ upcoming reboot of Godzilla.

Across the world, Americans have a reputation for being overweight. For example, obesity is at 4% in Japan, while the US hovers around the 36% mark. Apparently this extends to our movie monsters as well. Though the reaction to Godzilla thus far has largely been positive, some Japanese fans have taken to the Internet to express their concerns that the big guy may be a little too fat for his own good. One fan called him “an American fatty,” while another says “He got fat in American cola and pizza.”

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Godzilla Director Gareth Edwards Wants To Hear You Scream

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Imagine opening your front door one day and seeing nothing but destruction and chaos just beyond it, the world turned completely upside down by some unseen threat. Before you can say, “I lived through 9/11 and a tornado,” let me finish. You take one step outside, wondering where the sun has gone, and then you see him: Godzilla. What would you do in that moment? That’s the question that Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is asking in the video above. And here’s how you can answer him.

Get together with a friend, or someone who wouldn’t mind capturing your potential meltdown on camera. (So, possibly your worst enemy.) Put your imagination to the test and pretend the world you know has been stomped into non-existence beneath the feet of the King of all Monsters, then let loose with the most emotional reaction you can muster. Would you scream your lungs out, sobbing in fear? Would you laugh maniacally in disbelief? Would you just start peeing on everything in sight? If you said yes to that last one, maybe don’t do that part on the video.

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Trailers Show Off Unused Footage From Star Trek, The Empire Strikes Back, And More

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KlingonsIn this age of ever-present Internet, it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t all that long ago when we didn’t have easy access to deleted scenes, alternate footage, and all the other goodies they love pack onto the Blu-ray special editions. It’s easier than ever to dive headfirst into the making of damn near any of your favorite films, and the sheer amount of content you can pore over online for even more obscure projects would likely leave eight-year-old me gobsmacked. But back before all that, one place you would occasionally see relics of paths not taken on the big screen were in trailers, which every so often included scenes or moments that didn’t make the final cut. Diving down that particular rabbit hole is easy thanks to YouTube, and it’s surprising what you can find our there, from Godzilla interrupting a field trip, to Klingon jailbreaks, to the tactical cunning of one C-3PO.

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Godzilla International Trailer Screen Grabs Reveal The Big Guy’s Winged Rival

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GodzTopAn amazing new Godzilla trailer dropped in the wee hours this morning, an Asian trailer that, among other things, gave us the best looks yet at both Godzilla himself and the now-confirmed second critter he’ll be tussling with come May 16. Does it make us even more excited about Godzilla than we were before? You better believe it, so we went back over the trailer with a fine-toothed comb. Then we realized the comb was just scratching up our monitor, so we switched to pulling screen captures instead. (Check the gallery at the bottom for larger versions of all of these images.)

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Godzilla International Trailer Unleashes All The Monsters

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Apparently the U.S. isn’t the only region that is currently being flooded with Godzilla marketing. Just the other day we saw an international trailer, and now Gareth Edwards’ reboot of the classic creature feature is back with another. This latest offering is full of a ton of new footage, including our best looks yet at the King of the Monsters himself and one of the other beasties as well.

Thus far, the footage we’ve seen has done its best to keep the monsters out of the picture. The glimpses that Warner Bros. and Legendary have offered up have largely been quick, oblique, hidden by smoke, or otherwise obscured. This time around, however, is a different story. We get all up in Godzilla’s business with the most clear, unobstructed views that we’ve seen yet, as if with just a few weeks to go until release, the marketing department has said, what the hell, and decided to throw in everything the fans want to see.

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Godzilla Feature And Stills Get Up Close And Personal With The Beast

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At this point there’s not much to say about Godzilla that hasn’t already been said. Damn near every day we’re getting a new TV ad or poster or still or look at new toys. If you’re after movie news you have to wade through the Godzilla promotion just to get to anything else. And today we’re back with more, including a new feature and two up close and personal photos of the King of the Monsters himself.

Usually when you get this much marketing you wind up feeling like you’ve seen the entire movie before you even sit down in the theater. Pacific Rim was especially bad about this. As much as I enjoyed that movie, we had seen so much in the build up that there were no surprises left. For the massive onslaught that has been the Godzilla promotion, they’ve kept the spoilers in check for the most part. Almost every TV spot is the same footage cut together in a different order, with a slight touch of something new thrown in, usually at the end, in order to keep you watching. You don’t feel like you already know everything, and you still have questions going in.