Post-credit scene, WTF Rodan Mothra MUTO, Predictions on Godzilla vs. Kong
Read and watch non-spoiler review here.
First thing’s first, I want to elaborate a few stuff I mentioned in my review as I couldn’t do it there because I wanted to keep my reviews as spoiler-free as possible.
Okay, the nods to the original 1954 Japanese Godzilla film that I was talking about were the Oxygen Destroyer, which the military used in attempt to kill both Godzilla and Ghidorah, and the other nod is Dr. Serizawa’s sacrifice.
In the 1954 film, Daisuke Serizawa is the scientist who invented the Oxygen Destroyer and he sacrificed him to activate the bomb on Godzilla, who’s the only monster in that story. But of course, in that film, Godzilla is the metaphor of the nuclear bombing that happened in Japan during World War II.
Godzilla causes destruction and tragedy, and he’s almost unstoppable, much like the atomic bombs that were released by the U.S. army. That film has very strong anti-war themes. Although it’s a very old, black and white film, I still appreciated it when I watched it just a few years ago. If you only like Godzilla films for the monster fights, I wouldn’t recommend you to watch it at all.
In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, however, the humans decide to use nuclear bomb on Godzilla to give him power to save the world? I’m really not sure what kind of message the movie was trying to convey.
The other thing that I think I need to elaborate is the religious symbolism I mentioned. You know how Jesus Christ goes through betrayal, people didn’t believe him, he gets crucified to death and then gets resurrected. Yeah, that’s basically the same thing Godzilla goes through in the movie. And Godzilla’s basically Goku as well ’cause he needed to borrow a lot of power from here and there before he got to defeat Ghidorah.
When Mothra gets disintegrated by Ghidorah and her ashes sprinkled onto Godzilla, was that supposed to heal Godzilla or give him more power? I’m not sure if the movie indicated that. I’m not even even sure why Mothra was willing to take the bullet for Godzilla. I never watched any Godzilla films featuring Mothra but I heard she always dies and then there’ll another one will appear in the next movie. Maybe that’s what’s going to happen in this MonsterVerse as well.
One of the strangest things that happens at the end is that it’s revealed Rodan has survived, which is really weird, I thought. I really thought that Mothra has pierced and killed Rodan during their fight. Now it just made it seem like Mothra didn’t really contribute to anything in this fight. And Rodan, he just got up like the injury was nothing and he bowed to Godzilla at the end. Was he pretending to be dead? Hmmm…
Also, if you guys noticed, there’s another MUTO in the film. I thought Godzilla has killed both of them in the first film? ould there be another Godzilla as well? It’s pretty confusing. The writing of the film is really bad.
I don’t even want to talk much about the shitty characters. Kyle Chandler’s character, Mark Russell, is basically a swiss army knife. He could literally do everything including advising the military and saving soldiers. My goodness.
And Vera Farmiga’s character’s motives are dumb. She wants to release all the Titans simply because she wants their son’s death to have meaning? And the son was killed because of the monsters fighting in the first film. And then she decides that it’s a bad idea at the end? All in one movie.
And the other minor characters being sarcastic and cracking cheeky jokes when they’re in super dangerous situations. Seriously, if I didn’t like the monster action and visual effects so much, I could’ve easily hated this film. And thankfully the Titans have more personality than Michael Bay’s Transformers.
Look, the first film’s surviving characters, the Brodies, aren’t great. Bryan Cranston’s character is definitely the best one in that film but he is oddly written off halfway through the story. But even then, the Brody couple made more sense and is easier to relate to than these Russells. It’s a shame the Brodies didn’t return for this sequel for the payoff, for all the wasted screen time they used to develop them in the first film.
Ah, yes, I almost forgot. I also mentioned in my review that the story is sort of similar to the Netflix’s Godzilla anime film trilogy. The setting in the anime is very different but the character arc of the protagonist is very similar to Kyle Chandler’s character. He hates Godzilla for some personal reason but at the end of the story, he sort of concedes the need for Godzilla’s existence.
Godzilla also goes through the similar struggles in the anime. People want to destroy him but they end up needing him to get rid of the alien threat that is Ghidorah. If you don’t mind the lack of good monster action, I would recommend you to watch this anime trilogy. The story is more complex, compelling, and the characters are better fleshed out.
Let’s see, what else is there to talk about? Oh right, the post-credit scene. Tywin Lannister buys the head of Ghidorah. Ghidorah can regenerate so I think it will return in Godzilla vs. Kong, which is the next instalment in the MonsterVerse.
So here’s my prediction of what will happen in the next sequel. All the Titans who bowed to Godzilla will probably be his allies and then King Kong might have his own team of creatures from his island. They fight and then realise the true enemy is actually Ghidorah who don’t belong on this planet. So at the end, they work together to defeat Ghidorah. The end and then the post-credit scene will reveal the government building Mechagodzilla. And that might be the teaser for the next, next sequel.
I hope my prediction will be completely wrong ’cause I prefer to be surprised. Comment below and let me know if I missed out on any key spoilery talking points.