Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

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Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby pikmintaro » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:26 am

I did when I was younger, I know they tried to make Mothra seem more sympathetic and like a big nice Kaiju, but when I was a kid those Larva really REALLY creeped me out, I don't know what it was about them, maybe it was the way they moved, or their beady little glowing eyes, or the way they clamped on to the end of Godzilla's tail, but more than any other Kaiju I think the Mothra larva really disturbed me, some of the music that went with them didn't really help either that stuff is pretty creepy also (Not the Shojibin songs)
All of that together made me root for Godzilla to beat the crap out of them every time, same thing with the Heisei version also.

Adult Mothra wasn't as creepy, but when she fought Godzilla in the 1964 movie the way they sped up the footage (I think that's what they did.) also looked disturbing to me, and the way Mothra grabbed Godzilla's tail and pulled him back hard was creepy too it's hard for me to explain why it freaked me out, but Mothra and her Larva gave me plenty of nightmares when I was a kid.

Also the Showa Mothra looked kind of shaggy or something, I like the effect nowadays though.
Heisei Mothra looks pretty weird to me, I can't really explain it but something about her just seems off.
Although in the Millenium series, and the rebirth of Mothra series they got her right for me, she was just big and fluffy enough to finally make me think she was cute finally :D (I think it's a male in the Rebirth series though I haven't seen them in quite awhile.)
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby MaxRebo320 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:38 am

I always found the Mothra larva cute.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby Destroyer » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:41 am

Nope! Always found Larva form cute and Imago form a beautiful sight to behold.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby Mr. X » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:18 am

The GMK one is kinda creepy. Mothra's normally, well, beautiful I guess, but GMK Mothra is just hideous.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby Gojira1963 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:29 am

As a kid I always preffered the Mothra Larva but as ana dult I like the Adult Mothra better. Never found either stage creepy.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby JAGzilla » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:36 am

The larvae from MvsG were admittedly kinda gross-looking. When they first hatched, especially. There wasn't much effort made to make them cute or endearing, they just... looked like big worms.

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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby eabaker » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:20 pm

There's definitely something particularly unheimlich about the larval form, and the same term really applies to the variable frame rate effects mention from Mothra vs. Godzilla.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby Tamura » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:00 pm

I thought it was kind of creepy as a kid how the adult Mothra was just hanging out in the woods at the beginning of MvsG.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby Dust_pan » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:31 pm

Of all bugs on Earth, I am absolutely terrified of large moths. They begin as gluttonous worms, they're fuzzy all over, they flutter around like aimless maniacs, and they're silent the entire time, so you can't tell when they might sneak up on you!

Thankfully for myself, Mothra is nothing like that. I think both larval and adult forms look pretty cool, maybe even beautiful in a few cases.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby Rody » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:30 pm

I agree with Mr. X and Tamura: Mothra's introduction in both GMK and MvsG was spooky. Otherwise she's never bothered me.

However, the '64 larvae do look rather ugly.

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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby pikmintaro » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:59 pm

Well it's mostly just the way she moves when they are making the framerate weird, and the Heisei Mothra looks "Artificial" I guess she kind of looks like a plush toy to me.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby MaxRebo320 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:35 pm

pikmintaro wrote:Well it's mostly just the way she moves when they are making the framerate weird, and the Heisei Mothra looks "Artificial" I guess she kind of looks like a plush toy to me.

The Heisei one doesn't look creepy, just cheesy.
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Postby Showa Gyaos » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:56 pm

I didn't find any kaiju creepy, save for Viras. But he isn't a Toho kaiju.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby Mr. X » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:13 pm

JAGzilla wrote:The larvae from MvsG were admittedly kinda gross-looking. When they first hatched, especially. There wasn't much effort made to make them cute or endearing, they just... looked like big worms.


Yeah, this. Forgot about them, they are rather creepy.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby GodzillaRangerPrime » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:40 pm

Mothra and the larva were pretty creepy in the Showa era

Ifukube's score really helped that. Da DA Da da daaaaaa

Mothra looked like a fluffy flying carpet in the Heisei era

In GMK, the design was legit creepy

In SOS and FW, it's a good update of the Showa design, but not creepy.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby Arbok » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:46 pm

Mothra Larva '61 was a little creepy I guess, but otherwise never saw them in that way. Mothra '92 onward went out of their way to make them very approachable in fact.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby MDK » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:49 pm

Larvae, like in my avatar are typicaly cute... for me.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby Tamura » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:51 pm

The green-tinted Mothra larvae on the back cover of Columbia/RCA's MOTHRA tape were also sort of creepy-looking.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby GodzillaRangerPrime » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:20 pm

Da DA Da da daaaaaa!!!

If we ever get Mothra in the Legendary films, hope it's creepy and hairy at skreeonk. No more cute head and beautiful as skreeonk wings.
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Re: Did anybody else ever think Mothra was sort of creepy?

Postby GodzillaRangerPrime » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:51 pm

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If we ever get Mothra in the Legendary films, hope it's creepy and hairy as skreeonk. No more cute head and beautiful as skreeonk wings.


What's wrong with a pretty Mothra?!

On topic: The Larva were a little gross in M vs G but was kinda cute in GTTHM and in DAM.

But adorable in the Heisei series and forward.



We need something different d:

Moths are scary as skreeonk in real life
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