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Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby LoneWolfandCub » Fri May 31, 2019 1:42 pm

How many Easter Eggs and references to other G films did you catch? Here's what I caught:

-- Protester outside the White House TV clip carrying a poster saying "Destroy All Monsters."
-- The Osprey that descended down a small tunnel on the oil platform, just like the helicopter that did the same thing in the early part of "Destroy All Monsters" on Monster Land.
-- When Maddie first sees the frozen King Ghidorah, "Monster Zero."
-- The Oxygen Destroyer. I laughed out loud.
-- The young Japanese scientist (Dr. Lin?) was a dead ringer for Megumi Odaka. And she had a twin sister (played by herself) like the Fairies of Infant Island.
-- Dr. Serizawa sacrificing himself with the nuke to bring Godzilla back to life (opposite of Gojira 1954)
-- "Burning Godzilla" makes an appearance, ala "Godzilla vs Destroyah"
-- Reference to "Godzilla vs King Ghidorah" as the nuke makes Godzilla "super-charged."
-- The after-scene is a shot for shot reproduction of the opening scene of "Godzilla vs Mecha-Godzilla" (1994)
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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby Dai » Fri May 31, 2019 1:56 pm

Though not as on-the-nose as the Godzilla series references, I felt there was some heisei Gamera influence too. The whole plot of a bereavement leading someone to control a monster was very reminiscent of Revenge of Iris. And the way Ghidorah meteor-drops Godzilla was a lot like the atmospheric re-entry piledriver in Guardian of the Universe.
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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby DannyBeane » Fri May 31, 2019 4:00 pm

The Monarch base Rodan erupted from was 56 which was the same year Rodan came out.


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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri May 31, 2019 4:19 pm

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Postby JordanGLC » Fri May 31, 2019 5:30 pm

How about the footfalls and roar at the beginning?
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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby goji4ever » Fri May 31, 2019 6:09 pm

the mothra wings being the nuclear pulse was a clever visual
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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

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Postby LoneWolfandCub » Fri May 31, 2019 6:31 pm

Good eyes, everyone!!!! Keep them coming!

Did anyone laugh out loud at the after-scene?
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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby Russzilla » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:54 pm

Man, y’all pretty much covered them all. An ode to Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah ‘91 as Godzilla takes off one of Ghidorah’s heads.
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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby goji4ever » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:39 am

I liked the cast list too

Dr Serizawa..... Ken Watanabe
Godzilla.......... Himself
Rodan....,........ Himself
King Ghidorah....Himself
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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby Gwangi » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:49 am

As was already mentioned on another thread (I think it was Benjamin), someone in the cast was named "Harryhausen".

Fenway Park gets destroyed mirroring that of the baseball stadium getting the same treatment in "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II". The Red Sox should be heavily promoting this movie, such as putting a Godzilla image on their Green Monster! :mrgreen:
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Postby Gwangi » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:15 am

This could be more me than an actual reference, but during the attack on Rodan, a pilot is forced to eject and on his way down, is eaten by R. Very reminiscent (I thought) of a similar scene in "The Giant Claw".
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Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:31 am

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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby Benjamin Haines » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:07 pm

Did anyone else notice how the first encounter between Godzilla and Ghidorah in Antarctica was full of visual callbacks to G'14?

The Monarch crew watches Ghidorah's tails and necks rise up out of the ice crevice from the same angle that the crew in Janjira watched the male MUTO stick its front legs up to pull down the cables.

When Ghidorah crawls out of the ice crevice, the camera frenetically moves around the fleeing people as they're trampled randomly, just like when the male MUTO climbs out of the pit in Janjira.

Godzilla stands up after emerging from the ice and the camera pans up his body from the same angle as when he arrived at the airport in Honolulu.

Godzilla's first blast of atomic breath plays out just as when he first used it in G'14. The blue glow starts in his tail's dorsal fins and illuminates the nearby people as it spreads up to the fins on his back.

The scene even ends with a shot from Mark's POV looking up as Ghidorah spreads his wings and takes off into the sky. It's the same angle as when Ford watches the male MUTO take off from Janjira at the very end of that sequence.
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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby lhb412 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:11 pm

^ I only noticed the callback to the pan-up reveal of Godzilla at the airport from '14!
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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby canofhumdingers » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:26 pm

It’s fleeting, but during the buildup just prior to Ghidorah landing at Fenway Park you can clearly hear his classic flying sound effect.
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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby william newell » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:42 pm

Godzilla's reflection in a glass skyscraper ala G84.
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Re: Godzilla: KOTM Easter Eggs & REferences

Postby Gentleman » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:57 pm

Pretty sure that during an early scene of the people protesting the government I saw someone carrying a placard that said "Destroy All Monsters".
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