This summer will see a new Godzilla movie reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Aaron Taylor Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen and so on. The trailer got everyone excited—as did a pre-ride at last summers’ Comic-Con—and an audio preview of Godzilla’s roar has just been released ad it’s…different. Although the familiar bass sting of the incomparable original is in the mix, there’s also a lot of jet-fighter roar and less of a pay-off. The original Godzilla sound, created by composer Akira Ifukube, was nothing more than a resined glove being run along a bass string and then slowed down. The new one is doubtless more digital in nature. Like everything in life.

What do you people think? Has this new roar got you trembling with excitement? Or shaking your head.



  1. I’m okay with that. It’s sure to sound big in a theater. It has a flavor that reminds me of the slow, tragic, bitter Godzilla character in the original movie. Nice touch of Chewbacca in the second half. No, this voice is not as distinctive or memorable as the original voice — it lacks the analog base — but I’m still on board.

  2. Way too many sound layers. That sounds like a sample bank, not a living creature.
    Good thing I promised myself not to watch anymore remakes.

  3. I’m sure there are different types of *roars* throughout the film. This one seems like a space filler that would most likely be used as atmosphere breaker.

    It’s still good and I hope this turns out to be a fun film that erases all traces of the last Godzilla film.

  4. I have faith in Gareth! The Raid was the best action movie of the last 5 years and part two looks just as good. Hopefully this will be of the same caliber.

  5. John D- You have your Gareth’s mixed up. Gareth Edwards is directing Godzilla not Evans. Hope that doesn’t sour it for you.
    Edwards did a really strong job with atmosphere and visuals in Monsters on a budget so I am curious to see what he does with more.

    I haven’t ever run the guantlet that is the last remake due to word of mouth (despite the fact that Jean Reno is in it).

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