Did Godzilla and the Mutos confuse other sounds for their own kind?
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I was watching Godzilla 2014 the other day when I noticed something interesting. First was during the train scene with the Female. The train blows it's whistle, then the Female roars before going off to investigate. The roar sounded similar to the train's whistle. Then I noticed it again a second time during the scene where Godzilla attacks the Golden Gate Bridge. The battleships are blowing their horns and then Godzilla roars in the distance. Godzilla then moves in to investagate, his tail just breaching the water's surface.
So it hit me. Are the monsters confusing these sounds with the roars of their own kind? It makes sense. The Mutos use echo-location to communitcate over long distances. Perhaps the Female mistook the train whistle for the male or perhaps a rival Female. And with Godzilla. He may have been hoping that it was another of his own kind so he wouldn't need to fight alone. Realizing the sounds are not what they believed, each monster attacked and destroyed the imposter(s). Well except for Godzilla, he just destroyed the bridge, probably disapointed and sad that he is alone.
It makes sense. What do you think?
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makes scence, especialy considering that godzilla is based on the same novel beast from 20000 phatoms is based on, in the novel a dinosaur mistakes a fog horn for a mate, but whenit realises it comes from a ligthhouse he destroys the ligthhouse
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Wow. I've never thought of this. This is a really good idea! :)
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It makes sense because would you (even at godzilla's size) accept help fighting the mutos.
Interesting, good find.
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KINGKAIJUGOJIRA - What a compelling hypothesis! Hmm...Looking at the way in which Godzilla and the MUTO react to various sounds, it is in no way far-fetched to believe that they might be mistaking modern-era aural signatures for the vocalizations of other ancient beings - members of their own species included! I can only imagine how upsetting and infuriating it would be to mistake a sound for one of my own kind only to discover that it was produced by some small, metal thing that is in no way alive! I might just take a big bite out of it as well! Thank you so much for sharing this interesting concept with us! :)
I was just thinking about this today, actually.
I thought it might play off of the whole "Predator vs. Parasite" thing. The Femuto may have been immitating one of Godzilla's calls as a natural instinct to lure the species in. Then, when they arrive, she kills them. Kind of like what Hunters do when they rattle buck antlers.
Hmm I might have to make something about this (like thos things where you have pictures of clues and A BUNCH of red yarn connecting them(any1 know what thats called??)
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WOW!!! I never thought of this! Must feature!
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." - Ernest Hemingway.
Intriguing idea! On a cinematic level, the drama of hearing a familier sound (like a train or a boat horn), and then having it followed up with the unnatural roars of monsters is highly dramatic and even frightening. On a biological level within the story of the film, the idea that these creatures would respond to sounds similar to those produced by their own kind makes sense, and its definitely another layer that can be added to their character!
Thanks for bringing this to our attention! :)
"Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science Fiction is the improbable made possible." -Rod Serling
I took it moreso as the monsters interpretting it as a potential challenger than thinking it was their own kind or familiar sounds.
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