A Reddit thread kickstarted an interesting discussion about just how realistic the movie can be.
As you probably know (or even already saw it by now), Godzilla vs Kong released this week. Now, don't worry, we are not going to spoil anything in the movie, which is totally worth a watch on the big screen. However, this past week, internet users have become rather obsessed with some of the finer aspects of the film, like the length of the giant scaly monster's legs. The debate in question was actually from the poster for 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Aight I just need to know. When Godzilla rises out of the water in the previous movie, WHAT IS HE STANDING ON?!? They’re in the middle of the ocean and mans just rises out and water comes up to his like ankles. I KNOW HES NOT JUST WIGGLING HIS FEET AND SWIMMING pic.twitter.com/jWM5EM0ROI— rhyme (@Rhymestyle) March 31, 2021
Taking a closer look at the front cover, we find that Godzilla is far from being a dainty creature. That being considered, it's quite the task to figure out just how he is floating like a massive reptilian buoy on the very ocean. Needless to say, a Reddit thread had emerged with dozens of people questioning just how realistic it is. Godzilla is portrayed as a fire-breathing monster that's ready to take over the world. But just how massive are his long legs really?
One user wrote: "Woa dude he could be a Victoria's Secret model." Another commentator had raised a rather interesting point that would work as an alternative explanation, writing: "How do you know he is not shooting a beam out of his ass and using the thrust to stay afloat." Now, that is a pun of course, but it still beats imagining the creature with legs that extend for hundreds of feet. Yet another user challenged the very possibility that any of these explanations could hold fit. "People also don't question another inconsistency on how Godzilla doesn't melt people into puddles of radioactive goo just by being in close proximity." said another.
Another person posted a comment saying: "I literally just finished this movie an hour ago and when he gets supercharged he absolutely melts metal and brick as he walks around. At least one person dies to this." "Naa he's just kicking his stumpy Lil lizard legs hard as f***," someone casually surmised, while another replied: "This is what creates the waves in our oceans." Is it starting to make sense to you now? It can take quite the scientific brain to put this together, whilst still leaving enough room for the fact that it is a science-fiction movie after all.
Though the movie came out two years ago, it was surprising to see the images resurface only recently. One artist, Bro, don't like that la, bro - posted their imagined snapshots alongside the caption: "This problem was pointed out by my friend Dan Khoo so I tried to figure out the problem with this one scene from the movie. Maybe the real problem is that I think too much.". Meanwhile, some users were quick to point even bigger 'flaws' in the cover poster. "I am guessing the real problem with this scene is that there is a giant lizard monster breathing blue flame out of its mouth," said one user. Now, that can totally be excused as we are in the realm of science fiction after all.