We’re just a day away from early screenings of Godzilla, but in case you can’t wait that long, Warner Bros. has released a pair of new Godzilla images that reveal the titular monster in full. I liked the film a lot, and director Gareth Edwards does an excellent job of teasing out the Godzilla reveal through a slow build to the thrilling climactic finish. It’s essentially a masterpiece of foreplay, and it’s a refreshing reprieve from the current trend of bludgeoning the audience’s eyeballs with CG-overload for two hours. If you want to go in as cold as possible, I might suggest steering clear of these images until after you’ve seen the movie. But if you really want to get a look at the full creature design, help yourself. We’ve also included a new featurette that offers a behind-the-scenes look at composer Alexandre Desplat’s fantastic score.
Hit the jump to check out the Godzilla images and featurette, and be sure to read our interviews with Edwards and producer/Legendary CEO Thomas Tull. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Juliette Binoche, and Bryan Cranston. Godzilla opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 16th.