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Jan-18-2014 6:12 PM

Recently, an article featuring an interview with Aaron Taylor-Johnson was published in a magazine which also went on to say that Godzilla's height was 350 feet.

Now, that is not absolute fact, but it is interesting to note. Gareth Edwards claimed during an interview with IGN the day before the Godzilla Encounter that his Godzilla was "just about" the tallest ever. That 350 foot statement would fit that bit of information perfectly.

Now... Some geniuses on this site claimed that his height was 779' because they saw the official trailer and thought his height was the same as the 555 building in the foreground of the soldier's POV.

So wait guys, let me get this straight... More than doubling his tallest incarnation in film eqautes to "just about" the tallest Godzilla ever?

Now I'm not trying to be mean, but there is such a thing as stupidity. In the face of all the facts, including Gareth's interview statements, that were presented up to and before that time, there's really no excuse for making such a ludicrous statement about his height. Some, including one on a previous thread I posted about the same subject, claimed to trust his education and what his eyes told him, as well as his background in photography. So, your education, eyes, and background in photography didn't teach you that the POV angle was a trick of the camera and that Godzilla was nowhere near the same height as that building? Yeah, you sound credible.

In my previous thread I used the Godzilla encounter footage in combination with modern American architectural floor to floor measurements to speculate on Godzilla's height, and my estimations were between 355-450 feet tall. The low end is only 5 feet off the mark from this article, which says something about the speculation I presented. If it's matching a published article, there's got to be something to it. Remember that modern American architectural design plans and floor to floor measurements are facts and hard data. Creating speculation off of facts and hard data makes the speculative statement infinitely more credible than a random saying 'oh he looks this tall so he must be that tall.'

Know what I mean?

So here's the discussion fodder: Do you think the published article is accurate? If so, do you think that it's also time for all of us to stop bickering about his height and accept the fact that the 779' guessers were wrong and should admit it and move on? Or do you think that this is still debatable? Remember that this article may be published and credible, but it's still only the author's speculation as well so we don't know for sure how accurate their guess is. Perhaps they're dead wrong and Godzilla is 779' tall.

(But I doubt it, and I know that my original estimations being 5 feet off the mark presented by the article is going to catch some hate as well since it was almost exact ;D)

Anyway, do you think that the facts point to the article being accurate or not?

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16 Responses to Some nice Discussion fodder!


Jan-18-2014 6:15 PM

i know godzilla is bigger than 350 ft it must be a mistake


Jan-18-2014 6:16 PM

I already posted my thoughts on this in the "explain this sh#t" conversation. People are over-reacting, talking like Godzilla is a micro-machine, when in reality, 350 feet is impossibly huge, and the largest Godzilla yet.


Jan-18-2014 6:17 PM

350 feet tall is kinda huge


Jan-18-2014 6:17 PM

i think we should stop arguing and wait for the official word gareth or the movie because this is not worth arguing over :P


Jan-18-2014 6:18 PM

@ xxsaberblackrow

I know, it's 3.5 X the size of a blue whale. The biggest animal ever.


Jan-18-2014 6:19 PM

[email protected], this godzilla is bigger than a blue whale!


Jan-18-2014 6:22 PM

Godzilla is bigger then the blue whale didn,t no that thx peted


Jan-18-2014 6:26 PM

Blue whales average 98 feet long.

Some reference:

T-rex: 13ft tall, up to 40ft long

African elephant: about 18ft


G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Jan-18-2014 6:29 PM

Here's a better question. Why does it matter if this Godzilla is bigger or smaller than Toho's biggest Godzilla? Why does it affect the movie?

"It wouldn't be a true Godzilla film if you didn't touch upon those things. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not a true Godzilla fan." - Mike Dougherty, fellow gatekeeper-elitist ;)


Jan-18-2014 6:31 PM

@ Mikezilla, That's what he just said. He said it's three and a half times larger than a blue whale.

In regards to the rest of the article, you need to stop harboring such hostilities towards people that think he's significantly taller than he's been before on film. It's rude, unnecessary, and childish. You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. If you state the facts you have, present them in an acceptable manner, people are more likely to listen to you.


Jan-18-2014 6:32 PM

@ gman  

it doesn't. People just wanted him to be bigger i guess. He is huge, but still of a size that could move around inside of a city. Much bigger, and he would get stuck and have a hard time moving around. Something that I'm sure was concidered. Edwards said that the size was carefully concidered, and not random. This, i'm almost postive, would have been brought up. 


Jan-18-2014 7:24 PM

As Edwards stated, making Godzilla TOO big will take away from his being able to build suspense around him and making him TOO small will make him less imposing. It has a slight effect on the movie but not really. The thing is, I think many G- fans here do not realize how HUGE 350 ft is. Something that is around 350 tall and walking is just...Ridiculous(In a great way). I'll put it like this you guys. I'm sure many of you have seen Pacific Rim. Remember Knifehead? He was 315 ft tall. This Godzilla is hitting 350 or more. His size is just fine. 


Jan-18-2014 7:30 PM

i agree with Duratok, some of us in this forum need to practice showing a little more respect to each other. seriously, who gives a shit who was wrong and who was right about the estimated height of a fictional character? just because somebody was way off on their estimate does not mean they should be ridiculed and somewhat humiliated for it. i know you were careful not to name names and blatantly single anyone out but in the end, the fact that your estimate is probably closer to the official height does not win you a god damn thing. your an intelligent guy and i have noticed that you tend to choose your words carefully, thats why the tone of your post is so surprising. dont get me wrong, some of the things i read in the forums of this site are certainly eligible to be the object of ridicule, but come on bro, dont be a dick


Jan-18-2014 7:55 PM

My estimates are around 656 ft. which is 200 mtrs. exact. But I'm fine with 350 ft. , but, it just seems kinda short. mabye, he's gonna be around 450 ft. . I just wonder. But the size dosn't matter, oh wait it does. But I don't really care how tall Gojira is in this film.

But how tall are the M.U.T.O.'s gonna be is what I want to know.


TheGMan123 #TeamGhidorah

Jan-18-2014 8:30 PM

As I've stated in the previous thread which has been pretty mcuh condemned, I'm thinking that 350 feet is pretty close to Godzilla's size at his regular "slouched" posture. However, I believe that if this is indeed a hunched height, then, logically speaking, if Godzilla ever happens to straighten himself up a bit, he'd probably be shown about a head or two taller, which would probably equate to about an extra 30-50 feet of height given his larger head in proportion to the rest of his body, which would allow him to puncture the 400 feet height estimate of earlier days of speculation. Of course, this is all just speculation based on personal perspective, so just take it with a grain of salt till absolute confirmation from Gareth and/or the movie itself.


Jan-22-2014 12:38 AM

@duratok, im sorry if your disapointed in what im saying to all these other g fans but its just my fucking opinion by changing it up a bit,so stop trying to make things worse for people if their doing the same thing i did and when u said i was being childish was rude and plus you actually told a 12 years old this im a child so maybe i can be childish im also a gfan. and [email protected] im sorry i mixed your sizing with godzilla im just stressed right now i just went through some pain . can anyone forgive me?

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