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*SPOILERS* How did you feel about the Mutos?

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Mothra LarvaeMember9 XPMay-16-2014 10:31 PM

So like the title of this thread, SPOILERS AHEAD.

 What did you guys think about the Mutos in the film? I'm talking about how they acted towards eachtoher, their design, and their nature.


I loved their design, which fits so well into the rogue kaiju class. I thought it was really sweet on how they cherished eachother as mates, and it also gave you a feel of sympathy when they die. Their nature though, I view as sort of a parasitic organism that feeds off of radiation, albeit they live off of radiation from nuclear plants, while Godzilla seemed content living off of radiation from the planet's core.

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Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-16-2014 10:41 PM

This post also contains spoilers.

I wasn't sure how I felt about them when I first saw the toy designs revealed awhile ago, mainly due to thinking they resembled the Cloverfield monster's anatomy too closely. While watching the movie yesterday night, however, the MUTOS really started to grow on me. I guess getting to see them move and interact with each other and Godzilla made me see them as unique and interesting kaiju. 

It was so cute when they nuzzled their faces together when they met in San Francisco. I was like "awwwwwwww." And when the mommy MUTO's babies were destroyed and she looked so distraught, I felt really sad for her. Those offspring would have destroyed the planet, so they had to go, but I felt sorry for their mommy because she seemed to sad and upset.

The MUTOs overall had some strangely touching moments that I really appreciated. I really liked them, more than I thought I would.


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-16-2014 10:47 PM

When they nuzzled their heads, i heard my mom go "awwwww". I kinda laughed alittle bit.


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-16-2014 10:49 PM

That moment was super cute, ok? heh

(Glad it wasn't just me who apparently thought it was adorable)


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-16-2014 10:52 PM

Also the Muto weeping was very sad but VERY dark and disturbing.....


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-16-2014 10:54 PM

I didn't like the movie, but, I did like the Mutos. Good name for a band:)

I thought they were interesting. I wasn't into the husband and wife thing going on.

I have this thing about a bunch of eggs and Godzilla, probably has to do with '98

Overall, they were very interesting. I wish there were more of them in the movie.

The EMP was a very good idea. They seemed "alien" to me.


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-16-2014 10:55 PM

and did any of you guys notice the Bane reference??????



Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-16-2014 11:23 PM

Is it just me, or does anyone else speculating that after the final fight Godzilla collapsesinto what seems to be a hibernative type of sleep. Then comes to with a big sniff... Almost as if he senses a new muto is around. Cause as far as this movie is concerned, Godzillas only purpose is to exterminate these threats. It could be just the fan boy in me wanting more, but there is plenty of possibilities for new mutos popping up. I mean they only recovered 1 nuke off that train so who knows where or what my be in possession of them lol 


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-16-2014 11:34 PM

One quick question about the mutos


Ok, so at the start of the movie when the Monarch team are in the cavern with the massive skeleton thing, you see the 2 egg things. Only one muto came from it. Now, skip to the end of the movie where the femuto has payed the egg thing. You can clearly see hundreds of little mutolings. So here is the question, why does only one muto hatch from the egg thing at the start of the movie?


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-16-2014 11:38 PM

BASSCAPTAIN- I didn't even think of that! Awesome theory! I'm gonna write that down as the first theory for a possible sequel! 

With that theory in mind, I'm thinking that maybe that centipede monster in the teaser trailer could be the next enemy! and that clip could be used for the sequel!!

*SPOILER ALERT* but when Ford was releasing the fuel to blow up the eggs, they did a close up of the broken head of a chinese dragon statue. Which makes me think that, tthat was a hint towards King Ghidorah possibly being in the sequel! but maybe that was just a reference to him....


SpaceGodzillaAdmin22228 XPMay-16-2014 11:39 PMTeam Ghidorah

You know a director is good, when he makes you feel empathy for the bad guys in the film. For once, the Monsters Godzilla faced seemed like just animals. I know that sentence sounds funny, but you know what I mean; in previous Godzilla films, the enemies had charisma and human-like characteristics, like Godzilla himself. 

I feel like Gareth did a superb job making the MUTO seem natural and real. I honestly felt bad for them, and Godzilla at the same time, haha. Strange isn't it? But that's good directing, when he can pull your emotions in any direction. 

As for the MUTO design - loved it. Their "call"/"roar", also loved it. The male / female relationship and differences, also loved. I just loved this movie from start to finish, not much else to say. Hahaha God, I need to trim my review down before I post it. There's just so much to talk about.

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Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-16-2014 11:39 PM

May just be at different stages of there development, they were deemed as parasites and if your host dies they well normally leave or die... Bit in this case they just kind of hibernated. 


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-16-2014 11:45 PM



I noticed that too, but I don't know how they can incorporate the planet x monsters, ie gigan o r king, but I suppose if the can incorporate an emp Generating muto, maybe gigans saw isn't that far fetched lol 

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GodzillaMember5639 XPMay-16-2014 11:54 PMDERPY BATTRA - I absolutley adored the MUTOs. When I saw them nuzzle as the male presented his little nuclear gift to the female, my heart melted a little for them. I definately found them to be a fascinating species - their design, sound, and mannersism were a joy to watch! I felt extremely bad for the babies and their momma whan Ford burned the nest. I knew the babies would have spelled a global disaster, but it still tugged upon my heart. :)


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-17-2014 12:04 AM

What great monster the MUTOs are. What I loved about them (and godzilla) in this movie is that they felt real more then a genreic monster hell bent on doing whatever from the older movies, that is one of the reason why I love this movie so much.

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GodzillaMember5639 XPMay-17-2014 12:09 AMMAGGLESHACKLE - Indeed! The MUTOs had a presence to them that made them feel as if they had purpose. They weren't simply monsters - they were living creatures attempting to continue their species. This is exactly why it made me so very sad when the babies were killed. :(


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-17-2014 2:21 AM

They were beautifully designed, they moved and behaved like animals that really did exist!i know this seems weird but I liked them more than godzilla, their mating calls, roars, shrieks, everything were incredible! I felt so sorry for them though, they were just a mating pair of animals trying to survive in a world they don't know, that part where they nuzzle was just captivating!

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Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-17-2014 3:17 AM

I got a bit angry when the little muto snuck up behind godzilla and they took him down but when godzilla got up and smacked it into the building then pulled the other ones head off i felt better. I also felt kind of bad for the female when godzilla was about to stomp it and it was just looking up at him.


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-17-2014 4:59 AM

The MUTOS were perfect! Their desgin so great! Their nature and backstory was really well done! And their interactions with the male and female were cute and protective!


Mothra LarvaeMember5 XPMay-17-2014 5:54 AM

The MUTO design was pretty cool. Didn't blow me out of the water, but certainly acceptable. My problem is that I ended up feeling bad for them. Instead of feeling great that Godzilla put a smack down on an evil monster bent on world domination, I felt like he killed a family. Like others have said, I know it had to be done as per the story, but that's not the story I would have chosen. Now you can call me low brow, but I don't need that much of a "great" story, where I gotta feel for every single character. I don't need my heart strings being tugged at in the name of a good story. It's Godzilla. Give me a villian that's badass, and fun. I know some people like this angle, but it left me leaving the theater with a bad taste in my mouth.


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-17-2014 6:23 AM

I totally agree @Thepike. I like how the MUTOs were given some more emotional quality to them, but I don't think it resonated well with the theme of what Godzilla is supposed to be. I don't even feel like I watched a Godzilla movie, just a movie with Godzilla in it, but not about Godzilla. The MUTOs weren't even created or summoned because of humanity, they were just there and managed to hatch after millions of years of existence. It was just more a case of they were there at the wrong place at the wrong time.


BaragonMember330 XPMay-17-2014 7:28 AM

i thought the mutos were interesting. :)

M.u.t.o which stood for massive unidentified terrestrial organism. :)

I was right about the muto laying eggs, just a speculation i had. :)

But to see godzilla use his atomic breath, sending it down the queens throat and ripping her head off, that was amazing. :)

great movie 10/10 for me. :)

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Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-17-2014 9:39 PM

I thought the MUTOs were a great and unique new enemy to the Godzilla franchise. I felt sorry for them when they die (especially the Female MUTO). When Ford kills her babies with that explosion and she started crying I felt very sad and sorry for her.


Mothra LarvaeMember22 XPMay-18-2014 1:49 AMI find them pretty cool. I'm just happy there are no actual scenes of the MUTO's mating.

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Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-18-2014 2:19 AM

Yes, good work by Edwards in creating that empathy--and exposing how foolish we truly are. I guess I have more respect for nature than to feel sympathy for 300 foot tall parasites (nature's closest thing to malevolency pretty much--they benefit nothing else in the environment except their own existence).  And before you feel too bad they had to die, we basically played by their rules in the end (none) and, well, we won. That's the way it is in nature, foolish humans...

Frankly, I was pumped when Godzilla killed the sneaky flying one with his tail and loved when he breathed fire and ripped the cute "Mommy's" head off. I wanted him to drop kick her head but, alas.

Nature is cold, uncaring and cold-blooded folks.  Your sympathy is completely manufactured (UNnatural) and as arrogantly human as the efforts made by those in the film to "study" these things.  

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GodzillaMember5639 XPMay-18-2014 4:13 AMCARL MAJORS - Hahaha! That drop-kick remark drew quite a bit of laughter from me! I do agree that MUTOs had to go - and I was quite pleased to see the brutal fashions in which Godzilla helped them shuffle off their mortal coils. However, as a woman, I can sympathize with any female being losing her children. That is a NATURAL reaction that any organism experiences when offspring are jeopardized or killed. Additionally, as the MUTOs are completely fictitious creatures that have been brought to the people of the world for their enjoyment, I believe their sympathy for them is in no way "manufactured" or "arrogant". People are free to view fantasy in whatever light they choose - even if doing so means they say "Aww, how darling!" when the MUTOs nuzzle. Is it so strange that we find shows of affection and remorse endearing?

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Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-18-2014 4:19 AM

No not strange, just curious to me.  I see people every day who show more affection to animals than they do to other people, and I've never understood it. Don't get me wrong, I like animals, they have their place and I've even gotten attached to them, but...

I think I didn't empathize w/them because I saw right away what a complete threat they were...I mean even Godzilla's whole purpose in the movie was basically the giant Orkin Man, right?  Admittedly, even if I kill bugs (I usually don't--I usually let them out), I do so regretfully, but not emotionally.  I long ago realized how brutal nature is, so I don't let it suck me in, y'know?

Anyway...I like you.

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GodzillaMember5639 XPMay-18-2014 5:12 AMCARL MAJORS - Indeed. The MUTOs were immediately identifiable as the primary foe within the film. I liked that a great deal - they were definately menacing. Additionally, it's always good to feel remorse for taking a life - no matter how small. That being said, I'm sure Godzilla felt little if any remorse for killing the MUTOs - other than for the fact that he didn;t have anything else that challenging to immediately engage and destroy! :)

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Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-18-2014 5:17 AM

so...does this make Godzilla like Darth Vader? LOL


Mothra LarvaeMember0 XPMay-18-2014 11:07 AM

About the MUTOs, I think they are really in a league of their own. In fact, I'm not shy to say I like them much more than the new Godzilla himself and any other adversary of Godzilla so far. My former favorite was Biollante. So kudos to Gareth Edwards for coming up with such a fearsome foe. :)

Their behavior does remind me of how wasps and spiders behave (except the MUTOs are much smarter) and the parasitic traits in them makes their existence all the more believable. The sounds they make are really cool, and you can really feel that heavy presence of them through the cinema's sound system especially the part where the Female MUTO was sneaking up on the railway track. Despite Godzilla's roar being much more majestic than the MUTOs', I thought the MUTOs evoke more fear than the King himself in this movie. 

There are three scenes I really like about the MUTOs:

The first scene was when the Male MUTO stamped his claw down in the rainforest and a shockwave hit the entire Hawaiian stretch, putting out all power in the area. It really had this Lord-of-the-Rings majesty to it, which gives the MUTO a powerful presence.

The second scene was when Godzilla arrived in San Francisco and tore off an entire section of the bridge, and just when you think that was awesome enough, suddenly the seagulls start flocking away in their hundreds, a shockwave hits the entire landscape and suddenly everyone is frozen and rendered powerless. And in comes the Male MUTO diving down on the ship carrying the warhead and making his exit easily. I'd say the Male MUTO at this point seems more powerful against the humans than Godzilla. 

The final scene I thought was great and eerie at the same time, was when the Male MUTO, having snatched the nuclear warhead at the Golden Gate Bridge flew to the city centre, which was all covered in smoke and dust, and in it emerged the much larger Female MUTO. I also thought both the MUTOs closing up on each other was sweet when the male handed the warhead to the female, but on the other hand, it also appears that the Male MUTO is merely to serve the queen while she lays her eggs. Because when the male MUTO was impaled by Godzilla, the queen didn't really bothered about the male's death or his disappearance at that juncture.

So all in all, the MUTOs left a deep impression in me than Godzilla did. I'm hoping Bandai or SH MonsterArts would release much detailed toys of the MUTOs in their collection. :)



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