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A toddler replaces the monster in this perfectly recut ‘Godzilla’ trailer

Godzilla might be scary, but toddlers are real.

 

David Britton

Internet Culture

Published Nov 7, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 11:55 am CDT

At thirty-four-and-a-half inches, they tower over coffee tables and the family cat, filling parents and babysitters with dread. No other force of man or nature can match the horror or destruction caused by:

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A toddler

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One parent managed to perfectly capture that feeling when they used the audio from 2014’s Godzilla trailer to make their own equally terrifying YouTube video.

As with the original trailer, the director wisely builds anticipation by opening with shots of the destruction.

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Then they tease us with a few quick shots showing only parts of the monster.

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Before finally revealing the beast in its full fury.

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There a number of brilliant moments in this video but, just so they aren’t missed, here are the top three:

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3. When footage of a running dryer is placed over the sound of helicopters.

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2. “You have no idea what’s coming.”

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1. The ending

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The new trailer is enough to strike fear into the heart of any parent who, while watching this, probably popped up off the couch and said “Honey? What’s the baby doing right now?”

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*First Published: Nov 7, 2017, 12:52 pm CST