King of the Monsters Easter Eggs Thread [Spoilers]

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King of the Monsters Easter Eggs Thread [Spoilers]

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Thu May 30, 2019 8:00 pm

Might be jumping the gun a bit since most of us have only seen the movie once, but I thought a thread dedicated to compiling the easter eggs in this movie would be nice.

A small one, but one I noticed early on in the opening montage was one of the protesters in favor of the eradication of the titans carrying a sign that read "Destroy All Monsters".

Dougherty also told us to look on the monitors, though I admit I didn't catch anything my first viewing. I was wondering if anyone else did.
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Re: King of the Monsters Easter Eggs Thread [Spoilers]

Postby ApexOversteer » Thu May 30, 2019 8:34 pm

In the credits, Godzilla, Ghidorah, Rodan and Mothra are all listed as having been played by themselves...

At the end of the credits, there are tributes to Godzilla vs Hedorah writer/director Yoshimitsu Banno, and iconic Showa Godzilla suit actor Haruo Nakajima...

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Postby Godzilla2000Zero » Thu May 30, 2019 9:33 pm

Dr Chen and Dr Ling's mother and aunt 1961 Infant Island photo
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Postby _JNavs_ » Thu May 30, 2019 9:36 pm

Kong being referenced throughout the film, including that dope credits scene with the painting of the 2 duking it out during the ancient times.

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Do we have any leaked pics of what the other kaiju looked like? The mammoth gorilla looked dope, I hope we get to see his fighting style in the future, (maybe against Kong???)
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Postby Godzilla2000Zero » Thu May 30, 2019 9:50 pm

_JNavs_ wrote:Kong being referenced throughout the film, including that dope credits scene with the painting of the 2 duking it out during the ancient times.

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Do we have any leaked pics of what the other kaiju looked like? The mammoth gorilla looked dope, I hope we get to see his fighting style in the future, (maybe against Kong???)


There is some in the Spoiler thread
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Postby MrRockett » Thu May 30, 2019 9:58 pm

I noticed during Farmigas speech that one of the shots was the burning town shot from the teaser of G14 that was not used in the actual film and later a news glimpse of the train wreckage from 14 as well.

Also
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when Rodan is about to finish Mothra, as his head closes in and he suddenly stops and it’s revealed Mothra uses the stinger, it was the same feel as Femuto about to kill Ford only to stop and jerk because G had her by the neck...


There was other stuff, still trying to digest it all.
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Re: King of the Monsters Easter Eggs Thread [Spoilers]

Postby _JNavs_ » Thu May 30, 2019 10:06 pm

MrRockett wrote:
Also
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when Rodan is about to finish Mothra, as his head closes in and he suddenly stops and it’s revealed Mothra uses the stinger, it was the same feel as Femuto about to kill Ford only to stop and jerk because G had her by the neck...


There was other stuff, still trying to digest it all.

That femuto scene was also kinda replicated at the end when Ghidorahs face looks like he's about to kill the audience, and it turns out to be Godzilla with Ghidorahs decapitated head, before finishing off the brutal fatality.
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Re: King of the Monsters Easter Eggs Thread [Spoilers]

Postby MrRockett » Thu May 30, 2019 10:08 pm

_JNavs_ wrote:
MrRockett wrote:
Also
Spoiler:
when Rodan is about to finish Mothra, as his head closes in and he suddenly stops and it’s revealed Mothra uses the stinger, it was the same feel as Femuto about to kill Ford only to stop and jerk because G had her by the neck...


There was other stuff, still trying to digest it all.

That femuto scene was also kinda replicated at the end when Ghidorahs face looks like he's about to kill the audience, and it turns out to be Godzilla with Ghidorahs decapitated head, before finishing off the brutal fatality.


Yeah, he’s by far the most ruthless Godzilla ever...up close kills. Very personal!
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Re: King of the Monsters Easter Eggs Thread [Spoilers]

Postby Mecha-SpaceGhidorah » Fri May 31, 2019 4:11 am

Godzilla2000Zero wrote:Dr Chen and Dr Ling's mother and aunt 1961 Infant Island photo
I did catch that one of the photos of her family was specifically lists as "Infant Island."

Also, is she (and her twin sister, that completely threw me for a second when I saw that scene) intended to be related to Lin for K:SI? I seem to remember that as being, at least, a rumor, but I'm not sure. I know that Brooks has a son in the Birth of Kong (I haven't read that yet) that I think is supposed to also Lin's, yes?

MrRockett wrote:I noticed during Farmigas speech that one of the shots was the burning town shot from the teaser of G14 that was not used in the actual film and later a news glimpse of the train wreckage from 14 as well.
I thought that the shot from her speech was from the proof-of-concept teaser, but I had to wait to watch both again to be sure. Do you remember when the news footage that used the train shot was? I missed that one.
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Postby GalacticPetey » Fri May 31, 2019 4:34 am

Apparently one of Whitford's lines was ripped almost directly from GMK? The line about if the stones could talk.
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Postby GojiDog » Fri May 31, 2019 5:02 am

I don't know if this counts as an Easter Egg, but I got a chuckle when Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah were all listed in the cast credits as being played by HIMSELF and HERSELF.

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Postby GalacticPetey » Fri May 31, 2019 5:06 am

One other thing, the start of the movie had the footsteps and then the roar. Cool nod to the original.
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Postby G-Matt » Fri May 31, 2019 5:09 am

I also noticed that the cannons in Monarch's underwater base were called masers! That brought a big smile on my face. :D
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Postby LSD Jellyfish » Fri May 31, 2019 5:29 am

Where to begin? Some of these might be more then the Easter eggs:

SEATOPIANS/MU/ATLANTIS:
Even though this is the most out there, I’m putting it up at the top, because it’s the coolest if it’s intentional. The whole undersea city thing, and hollow earth thing could’ve easily been a big reference to the seatopians. They’re people that lived in the hollow earth for millennia and worshipped giant monsters. Heck, I half expected Manda to randomly be there in that scene.

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 1993:
The way Mothra lands on Godzilla and gives him energy is very similar to how Fire Rodan lands on Godzilla and gives him a big boost. It’s similar to it as well, as right after that Godzilla gets the spiral heat Ray, and everything around him burns.

Godzilla vs. Destroyah:
Similar to above, except instead of just getting the spiral heat ray, Godzilla becomes Fire Godzilla which is pretty much just Burning Godzilla minus the melt down (might this be one of the more powerful Godzilla’s?

GMK:
Mothra saving Godzilla, is nearly the same to how Mothra saves Ghidorah from Godzilla in gmk. In both scenes, she gets in Front of a killing beam that spells her end, to save the big good monster of the film.

G14: lots, everyone pointed it out.
KSI: same as above.
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Postby JGAR » Fri May 31, 2019 5:50 am

They used footage from the concept reel for 2014.
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Postby Pkmatrix » Fri May 31, 2019 5:53 am

The giant underwater cannons Monarch prepares to defend itself with when Godzilla approaches Castle Bravo are Masers according to the monitors Barnes and the others sit at.

There's discussion of how Titan DNA has become very valuable on the black market, with every country and corporation after some, a la Saradia and BioMajor in Godzilla vs. Biollante.

Monarch's Argo airship is a reference to the Argo from Jason and the Argonauts. Near the end of the Harryhausen film, Jason battles a Hydra.

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Postby H-Man » Fri May 31, 2019 5:54 am

- A friend of mine said: Could the rainforest in the Sahara be Biollante?

- Also, when the pilot ejects and immediately is swallowed by Rodan, is that a Giant Claw reference?

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Re: King of the Monsters Easter Eggs Thread [Spoilers]

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Fri May 31, 2019 6:06 am

H-Man wrote:- A friend of mine said: Could the rainforest in the Sahara be Biollante?

- Also, when the pilot ejects and immediately is swallowed by Rodan, is that a Giant Claw reference?

Considering how explicitly the film makes other references both seem likely.

Especially the latter, although I could’ve sworn Rodan does something similar in the 56 film.

A lot of people are talking about how much of a showa film this is, but I can’t help but think of how much it references the Heisei films.

Godzilla Final Wars also comes to mind, with Ghidorah being trapped in ice (instead of Godzilla) and a quick fight between Gigan and Godzilla and Ghidorah and Godzilla.

Also, while for legal reasons they probably can’t co firm this, I got the impression that there might have been some nods to the Godzilla IDW comics:

In Godzilla The Half Century War, there is a long plot thread, about using signals and devices to lure monsters in and target cities. Issues 3+4 are explicitly about an evil doctor doing this.

The ending also reminded me of the ending of Rulers of earth, when Godzilla uses the spiral heat Ray pulse thing/nuclear pulse, to defeat Magita, before a slew of monsters appear and sort of bow to him.
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Re: King of the Monsters Easter Eggs Thread [Spoilers]

Postby MrRockett » Fri May 31, 2019 7:39 am

Mecha-SpaceGhidorah wrote:
Godzilla2000Zero wrote:Dr Chen and Dr Ling's mother and aunt 1961 Infant Island photo
I did catch that one of the photos of her family was specifically lists as "Infant Island."

Also, is she (and her twin sister, that completely threw me for a second when I saw that scene) intended to be related to Lin for K:SI? I seem to remember that as being, at least, a rumor, but I'm not sure. I know that Brooks has a son in the Birth of Kong (I haven't read that yet) that I think is supposed to also Lin's, yes?

MrRockett wrote:I noticed during Farmigas speech that one of the shots was the burning town shot from the teaser of G14 that was not used in the actual film and later a news glimpse of the train wreckage from 14 as well.
I thought that the shot from her speech was from the proof-of-concept teaser, but I had to wait to watch both again to be sure. Do you remember when the news footage that used the train shot was? I missed that one.


You are right in that it was in the proof of concept trailer as well, the train scene was a quick cut, you don’t really see the train just the scattered bodies but it was there.
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Re: King of the Monsters Easter Eggs Thread [Spoilers]

Postby vibramrunner » Fri May 31, 2019 12:05 pm

Ghidorah chasing Emma's car was a great reference to G'98!

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