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Those following me on Facebook are well aware that I, along with a little over 100 SXSW attendees, were treated to an extended clip from the 2014 movie by Mr. Edwards himself!

Man oh man oh shevitz, THAT was a thing, lemme’ tell ya.

Again, it has been recounted in many other places the play-by-play of exactly what went down, but it is impossible to convey the raw awesomeness in words alone. I daresay this flick is gonna’ be a crowd-pleaser. That said, I’ll just run through the highlights of what I saw.

- Aaron Taylor Johnson is escorting a little Japanese boy that I think he’s just keeping an eye on during this segment of the film. Not sure what the story is there, but they’re on a monorail when the power goes out.

- SOMETHING’S going on out in the Hawaiian jungle, and it starts a fire that catches the attention of attendees at a luau. Suddenly, a little girl notices the water from the shore receding…and people start running, because, y’know, tsunami….OR SOMETHING WORSE.

- Ken Watanabe, on the deck of a battleship, spots something offshore. Through his binoculars, he spots one….two…THREE spines jutting from the water. A comparison to G’98’s fishing dock scene would not be unwarranted, but this is bigger and substantially more terrifying.

- As in the trailer, Godzilla passes underneath the boats - this scene had the most animatics, as it was an work-in-progress.

- A dog on the beach starts barking at the oncoming waves, then thinks better if it and bolts. He joins a crowd of people running their asses off from the oncoming waves. Imagery reminiscent of the Fukishima tsunami from 2011 is featured, as people on the rooftops look down at the mass of debris and water filling the streets.

- Then, Godzilla looms through the city. Unlike in G’98, where his body is hidden by buildings for the first act, his size is emphasized by being SO BIG that the camera simply can’t contain him. It’s all from a very human perspective, so even the audience feels like ANTS.

- Surprisingly, the armed military personnel on-hand over the rooftops unload on Godzilla with high-powered assault rifles…right over the civilians’ heads. But when it becomes apparent that Godzilla doesn’t even NOTICE them, they just stop shooting and stare in helplessness.

- At the airport, the lights come back on, as Johnson had assured the child they would, but through the interior shot of the monorail, we see something positively GHASTLY poking about the airfield. This is the Winged M.U.T.O., and it moves about like a giant mosquito, lights dancing around its body (bio-luminescent?). It sees the monorail coming, and even the audience reacts as though they’re inside the monorail. It bites the car in half, and Johnson barely saves the boy.

- Military choppers begin firing at the monster, but it doesn’t seem to do much good. Suddenly, a massive fin rolls into the POV of the chopper, and clips it, sending the vehicle plummeting to earth.

- The famous shot of the airplanes exploding in a domino effect plays out, but goes on just long enough for Godzilla’s MASSIVE FEET to come into view. They are huge, armored, and blot out the light from the explosions.

- The M.U.T.O. turns and notices Godzilla. It flares its wings and bares its mandibles, shrieking and recoiling like a cat that’s been cornered.

- The big money shot is right here. The scene cuts to a shot of Godzilla’s feet and lower body, from the front, then pans up to fully reveal the Monster King. He splays his arms and angles his head low, belting out a TERRIFYING roar! It is an image that unmistakably says “I AM HERE TO END YOU.”

Take from that what you will.
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sentinelprime99 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Ohh my god..i have chills running in my spine while reading this..i just cant wait any longer to see the movie
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Dreamcastfan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
How much is tall Godzilla? 350 feet or more?
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Vonenemy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
holy s*** I just read the last paragraph I am ready for this movie thanks Matt.
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NicokBT Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
wait  but , big G has its  atomic breath or not , i must know¡¡¡
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EmeraldGrizzly Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, check out the early release toys--pay attention to the mouth :)

i2.wp.com/comics-x-aminer.com/…
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NicokBT Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
YES ¡¡¡¡ im even more excited for the movie
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:iconquartei:
Quartei Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Actually Ken Watanabe is on an aircraft carrier.

don't forget this. :)  www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYYflB…
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Robrockstar96 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
must see this movie. must see it now
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Haotaus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
With this information... I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS!:iconepicexcitedlaplz:
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:iconwilliamtheblue:
williamtheblue Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
MUST...SEE...CLIP...NOW!!!!!!!!
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:iconspanishbulldog63:
SpanishBulldog63 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!
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:iconslowusaurus:
slowusaurus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Why must you torment me with so much hype?
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Hpoelzig Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
I had thought I read that Edwards mentioned that Desplat put his score for the clip "on the fast track" so if there was music, how did it impress you, Matt? Also, are you going to do a sketch of the MUTO from the clip and let your fans see it anytime soon?
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
whoa, sounds pretty intense so far, this movie can't come soon enough!
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AGV120395 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
I think that I melted...
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:icongrumpyartist:
Grumpyartist Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's your fb page?
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Synn0Nihm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.M.G. SO MUCH AWESOME!!!!!!
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JEWTzilla Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
:iconinloveplz: :icongodzillaplz: :iconinloveplz:
This movie...is going to give me nosebleeds.
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WinterGaia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
:faint: 
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GorillaKing18 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Epic stuff. :)
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Curt-teh-Murt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I am excite
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:iconkingasylus91:
KingAsylus91 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
All that from that clip that you saw makes so exited! And I envy you, pal!
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DragonofAzarath Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's obvious why they showed the clip at SXSW... YOU WERE THERE!
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O A O just awesome
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Muscle-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Excuse me while I mop up my drool
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Greed-kun Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So then I take it that the M.U.T.O. is insect-like?
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hotrod2001 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
There are pictures out there now of one of the MUTOS in the form of a playset action figure.  It's a lot sleeker and smoother than Godzilla is and has limbs similar to the Cloverfield monster.  Bandai's also sent out a teaser silhouette image of the 8-legged one seen in the Comicon teaser too.

nerdreactor.com/2014/03/12/god…
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kaijugroupie84 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm going to hibernate at the bottom of the pacific for a month and a half.  Someone drop a nuke down there and wake me up for May 16th.
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Malefic-Malafor Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Damn...sounds like this movie's gonna be awesome. ^_^

On a related note, did the Winged Muto have membranous wings like a mosquito, or was it more leathery, a la Rodan's or Otachi's? Don't know if you can answer, but I was just curious.
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Daizua123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This makes me even more excited to see it. ^_^
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Great, now you just made the wait till May even more unbearable. I hope you're happy. XD
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JeffreyTrudeau Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All of this just sounds amazing. 
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Mecha-GREGOLE Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Oh come on, Legendary, don't insult our intelligence. Do you honestly expect me to believe that American forces would stop shooting their guns just because it was clear that they were useless?
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EmeraldGrizzly Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree--but Edwards is trying to convey just how fucked we all are, his words, "I want this movie to be about, you know, what if it REALLY happened?" How would we react-no, COULD we react? That would be what I want."
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LordFoot-in-Mouth Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Set Hype to MAXIMUM.

Off topic, but have you seen the pics of the new Godzilla toys that have popped up here and there? They've got a giant figure that's 24 in tall and 40+ long. Worthy of the king <3
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
They need to make a Godzilla movie that shows Godzilla's perspective on whats happening lol. Now that would be really cool and rather interesting. Cant wait for this movie though! It looks like its going to be AMAZING like Pacific Rim
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Mega-Gojira Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DAMN BAD@$$!
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CaptainCook2 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I would so love to see M.U.T.O. join the cast of Godzilla Neo... *He said hopefully*
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Thwipsnikt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Word.
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Geedra Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you cant do any art of the MUTO right, for copyright reasons and such?
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lol20 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
........EERGH!!!, I WANNA SEE IT NOW!, I WANNA SEE THE BIG GUY!...SOrry, Godzilla fan here ^^U
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TheForbiddenTenet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I am ready to lose my shit. This movie is gonna KICK ASS.
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Nerdy-Viking Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I...hate and love you so much right now
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:iconjeht-maverick:
Jeht-Maverick Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
You... You lucky son... of a bitch...
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Where can I view this?
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ContentialChampion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
That's sound so awesome, I'm gonna read it again, but first...
Lotion? Check!
Box of tissues? Check!
Alright, lets do this!
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Loganius Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I'm glad that you're a busy man who's in charge of a fantastic Godzilla comic book, but holy crap I wish you had the spare time to draw out that last scene!
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Drifter-Dx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dude, i can't wait! =D
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GeneralisimoJenny Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You lucky dog! ;)

Are you going to draw Hokmuto? :O
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TheGMan123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Dammit, you're making all of us G-fans go insane!
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