Top 46 Godzilla Movie Details

While searching the internet for Godzilla movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

Godzilla (2014) during the scene where Ford and his father go back to the quarantine zone, Fords childhood moth can be seen with the name "Mothra"
Godzilla (2014) during the scene where Ford and his father go back to the quarantine zone, Fords childhood moth can be seen with the name "Mothra"
In Shin Godzilla (2016), the Japanese Government requests help from the USA in dealing with Godzilla as it rampages through Tokyo. The US relay a map of their proposed bombing zones and title it "Embassy Defense Plan", wherein almost everything in Tokyo would be leveled except for the US Embassy.
In Shin Godzilla (2016), the Japanese Government requests help from the USA in dealing with Godzilla as it rampages through Tokyo. The US relay a map of their proposed bombing zones and title it "Embassy Defense Plan", wherein almost everything in Tokyo would be leveled except for the US Embassy.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Godzilla details are suitable for kids.

  1. During the opening credits, some of the redacted words ask whether the MUTOs are "merely men in rubber suits", a reference to when Godzilla was played by a man in a suit.

  2. Rage Against The Machine was commissioned to contribute to the original soundtrack. The resulting track, "No Shelter", explicitly trashes the movie, Hollywood in general, and American culture.

  3. There is a statue of the wind demon Pazuzu (Captain Howdy) from the Exorcist (1973) in the underwater city Godzilla rests in

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - A Viking longship can be spotted among the ancient ruins of the Atlantis-like underwater city. Implying the Vikings got there first, as usual.
    A Viking longship can be spotted among the ancient ruins of the Atlantis-like underwater city. Implying the Vikings got there first, as usual.
  • 1 - For Godzilla: King Of The Monsterss (2019) Godzilla's back spikes were updated from his 2014 version to look like his first appearance in Gojira (1954)
    For Godzilla: King Of The Monsterss (2019) Godzilla's back spikes were updated from his 2014 version to look like his first appearance in Gojira (1954)
  • 1 - Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan are credited as him/herself.
    Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan are credited as him/herself.
  • 1 - The opening credits feature several phrases that are then redacted. This is one.
    The opening credits feature several phrases that are then redacted. This is one.
  • 1 - <b></b> King Of The Monsters (2019) each of Ghidorah's heads is slightly different and designed after different appearances in the original Toho movies
    King Of The Monsters (2019) each of Ghidorah's heads is slightly different and designed after different appearances in the original Toho movies
  • 1 - Dr. Chen is a twin and says she is 3rd generation Monarch. One photo she has is her twin mother and aunt and it is marked "INFANT ISLAND, 1961". The original Mothra was released in 1961. It starts on Infant Island and involves a set of fairy twins.
    Dr. Chen is a twin and says she is 3rd generation Monarch. One photo she has is her twin mother and aunt and it is marked "INFANT ISLAND, 1961". The original Mothra was released in 1961. It starts on Infant Island and involves a set of fairy twins.
  • 1 - <b></b> King Of The Monsters (2019), a skeleton of Anguirus can be spotted just right after Dr. Serizawa bids farewell to Godzilla.
    King Of The Monsters (2019), a skeleton of Anguirus can be spotted just right after Dr. Serizawa bids farewell to Godzilla.
  • 1 - As Aaron Taylor and Brian Cranston are going through their old home in the Quarantine zone, the camera pans to a habitat with letters making out Mothra, a prominent Kaiju present in many of the past Movies
    As Aaron Taylor and Brian Cranston are going through their old home in the Quarantine zone, the camera pans to a habitat with letters making out Mothra, a prominent Kaiju present in many of the past Movies
  • 1 - A scene in Godzilla (2014) hinted at the involvement of Mothra in the next movie.
    A scene in Godzilla (2014) hinted at the involvement of Mothra in the next movie.
  • 1 - The opening titles are meant to look like military documents being censored. Nearly every credit has a joke by the producers that is briefly visible before being whited-out.
    The opening titles are meant to look like military documents being censored. Nearly every credit has a joke by the producers that is briefly visible before being whited-out.
  • 1 - As Ford and Joe Brody search their old home outside of the Janjira Nuclear Power Plant, we see a tank with a clear label for Mothra. A very clear reference to the 1964 film Godzilla vs. Mothra.
    As Ford and Joe Brody search their old home outside of the Janjira Nuclear Power Plant, we see a tank with a clear label for Mothra. A very clear reference to the 1964 film Godzilla vs. Mothra.
  • 1 - Has a small reference to director Hideaki Anno's popular Evangelion anime series during a quick glance at social media reactions to the disaster
    Has a small reference to director Hideaki Anno's popular Evangelion anime series during a quick glance at social media reactions to the disaster
  • 1 - You can see the word MOTHRA written near the bottom of the Aquarium. It's a clear indication of the setting up of the MonsterVerse.
    You can see the word MOTHRA written near the bottom of the Aquarium. It's a clear indication of the setting up of the MonsterVerse.
  • 1 - The defense system of Castle Bravo is armed with Maser Turrets. This refers to the Maser cannons and vehicles seen through the Godzilla franchise spanning from the Showa era to the Millennium era.
    The defense system of Castle Bravo is armed with Maser Turrets. This refers to the Maser cannons and vehicles seen through the Godzilla franchise spanning from the Showa era to the Millennium era.

Hidden Details

1 - When Godzilla fires his atomic breath, his spines glow blue. This resembles the blue glow of Cherenkov Radiation emitted by nuclear reactors
When Godzilla fires his atomic breath, his spines glow blue. This resembles the blue glow of Cherenkov Radiation emitted by nuclear reactors
1 - King Ghidorah's middle head sometimes snaps at the other two heads, and they also look at him for behavioral cues demonstrating that the middle head is dominant.
King Ghidorah's middle head sometimes snaps at the other two heads, and they also look at him for behavioral cues demonstrating that the middle head is dominant.
1 - The main villain is a monster named Orga. The trailers and commercials made it seem like the villain would be Godzilla. The poster also misdirects... Until you look closer.
The main villain is a monster named Orga. The trailers and commercials made it seem like the villain would be Godzilla. The poster also misdirects... Until you look closer.
1 - Nuclear Godzilla's pulse blast thing has Mothras wings in it. Showing the part of Mothra at her death that entered Godzilla to heal him.
Nuclear Godzilla's pulse blast thing has Mothras wings in it. Showing the part of Mothra at her death that entered Godzilla to heal him.

The four Toho kaiju are given actor credit

1 - The credits scene hint to more Mecha Titans such as Mecha Godzilla, and the popular fan theory that King Kong could have been man made.
The credits scene hint to more Mecha Titans such as Mecha Godzilla, and the popular fan theory that King Kong could have been man made.
1 - When the team sends probes to inspect Godzilla's home, you can see the Japanese Katakana characters for Godzilla (???) on the left of Godzilla's cave painting
When the team sends probes to inspect Godzilla's home, you can see the Japanese Katakana characters for Godzilla (???) on the left of Godzilla's cave painting
1 - While Ford and Joe are looking through their old house, Fords Terrarium is labeled "Fords Mothra".
While Ford and Joe are looking through their old house, Fords Terrarium is labeled "Fords Mothra".

They used motion capture for Ghidorah, & it's kinda funny to watch..

1 - The F-18 pilot says that he is arming a laser-guided bomb, when his display clearly shows him arming a harpoon anti-ship missile.
The F-18 pilot says that he is arming a laser-guided bomb, when his display clearly shows him arming a harpoon anti-ship missile.

A poster in one of the opening scenes depicts the 2 fully grown MUTOs. Even revealing that they will be in San Francisco with the Golden Gate bridge in the background.

Rather than use a radio edit of Come With Me by Puff Daddy, Godzilla roars over top of the profanity.

1 - The poster behind the teacher that shows the lifecycle of a butterfly, the "butterfly" looks a lot like Mothra
The poster behind the teacher that shows the lifecycle of a butterfly, the "butterfly" looks a lot like Mothra

There are two hints showing that the people in the UPS van are french. One is obvious, the other not so much. (Explained in comment)

During the scene when the Female MUTO ambushes the train, she mimics the sound of the military radio and the train's horn. This is likely because of the MUTO's use of echolocation.

1 - Despite Aaron Taylor-Johnson's character having recently returned from 14 months at sea with the Navy, he never fires a single shot throughout the entire film.
Despite Aaron Taylor-Johnson's character having recently returned from 14 months at sea with the Navy, he never fires a single shot throughout the entire film.
1 - Some know about MOTHRA on the terrarium with the chrysalis. The MOTH in MOTHRA comes from the FORD'S MOTH label which foreshdows the first MUTO's emergence from it's chrysalis.
Some know about MOTHRA on the terrarium with the chrysalis. The MOTH in MOTHRA comes from the FORD'S MOTH label which foreshdows the first MUTO's emergence from it's chrysalis.
1 - You can see Rodan bowing to Ghidorah in submission in security camera footage after losing his fight to him.
You can see Rodan bowing to Ghidorah in submission in security camera footage after losing his fight to him.

During the bridge assault in Godzilla (2014), an Army Soldier maintains muzzle awareness, by lowering his rifle as a civilian bus passes by.

Kaiju poster in young Ford Brody's features Muto-esque monsters and the Golden Gate Bridge; foreshadowing later events

- Shortly after both MUTO's die, the city's power returns

1 - Mothra's cry and silhouette can be heard/seen after she had sacrificed herself to save Godzilla. This can be heard/seen when Godzilla delivers his first blow after becoming Burning Godzilla
Mothra's cry and silhouette can be heard/seen after she had sacrificed herself to save Godzilla. This can be heard/seen when Godzilla delivers his first blow after becoming Burning Godzilla
1 - By Michael Dougherty, the International Organization "Monarch" measures units in Meters. Once the US Military takes over, units are measured in Feet.
By Michael Dougherty, the International Organization "Monarch" measures units in Meters. Once the US Military takes over, units are measured in Feet.
1 - Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno drive into Manhattan via a military checkpoint at the 2nd Street Tunnel in Los Angeles.
Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno drive into Manhattan via a military checkpoint at the 2nd Street Tunnel in Los Angeles.
1 - Godzilla's back spikes were updated to look like his original ones from 1954 for Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019)
Godzilla's back spikes were updated to look like his original ones from 1954 for Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019)
1 - Godzilla seemed to be winding up his atomic breath early in the fight before it was revealed to the audience however he was interupted by the male Muto.
Godzilla seemed to be winding up his atomic breath early in the fight before it was revealed to the audience however he was interupted by the male Muto.
Godzilla poster
Godzilla poster

Godzilla Plot: The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Godzilla, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Godzilla and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Gareth Edwards
Main Actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, CJ Adams, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston
IMDB score 6.4