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Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that giant monster turtles are very fast. I have never seen the movie Space Amoeba but hope to one day, but I assume the turtle monster, Kamoebas, isn't that fast or that slow. A better example would be a monster not in the Godzilla universe, Gamera. The turtle flies at speeds of Mach 3, then again, what giant monster doesn't. Plus when he's on the ground, he is slow but not as slow as you expect. It seems that monster turtles of all sizes (and mutant teenagers that are also ninjas) are much faster than turtles in real life. You've all noticed that right? Or am I just crazy?
It's in the script
Turtles are not only incredibly strong, they're incredibly fast for the weight on their shoulders as well as some of the fastest swimmers in the reptile world. Tortoises, on the other hand are slow but have thicker shells for protection. But overall turtles are wrongly stereotyped as slow. I would know. I've had plenty. Snapping turtles, red eared sliders, I currently have a red footed tortoise and have have Russian tortoises before. Again, wrongly termed "slow" even my tortoises could walk across my lawn pretty fast.
"Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science Fiction is the improbable made possible." -Rod Serling
I saw a snapping turtle lay an egg once. One time my dad picked up a box turtle and it peed on his foot. He was wearing sandels. It was funny as hell! But I never knew they were stereotyped as slow. No wonder Gamera is so fast, he's getting back at that stereotype.