The unmistakable voice of David Strathairn. A pretty intense parachute jump in the middle of a storm into God knows what. The shrill tones of operatic sopranos. And a glimpse… of what?
Then the montage of what in another era would have been all the Irwin Allen movies combined into one. And a pretty cool roar.
If you want to know how to make a good teaser–as opposed to a full-blown trailer–check out this new teaser, the first released for the next Godzilla movie:
Compare it to the novel trailer for Pacific Rim that we posted a year ago this week here at borg.com. Similar themes, both trying to share the enormity of massive chaos and destruction.
Godzilla stars Kick-Ass’s Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen (who will play the Scarlet Witch in 2015′s The Avengers–Age of Ultron), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Batman Begins), and Brian Markinson (Arrow, Continuum). It has a release date of May 16, 2014.