Godzilla is out now and I went along to see the highly anticipated blockbuster.
SPOILER ALERT -- This article contains spoilers for the new Godzilla movie. Do not read this article if you haven't see it yet.
He's finally here! The King of the Monsters has returned and he's bigger than ever before. Fans of the original [Godzilla](movie:45291) films have been wondering for months whether any of the Toho Monster like Rodan, Gigan or Ghidorah would be making an appearance in the Gareth Edwards reboot. Well sorry to say they don't psychically make an appearance but there is a subtle nod to one of them.
Again, I can't stress enough that this article contains spoilers -- This is your last chance!
Towards the beginning of the film, Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) and son Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) venture into the quarantine zone that was once the city they lived in. Joe searches amongst the ruins of their former home for files that could prove the existence of a being that he claims to have caused the destruction of the power plant in 1999 and caused the death of his wife Sandra Brody (Juliette Binoche). Ford meanwhile explores the home he hasn't seen since childhood. Look closely at the scene...
In the foreground of one of the rooms in the Brody house is a 'fish tank' that would have been home to a pet some sort, most likely moths because labelled at the bottom left of the tank is the word 'MOTHRA' -- a reference to the classic Toho Monster.
Despite numerous articles claiming that the Mothra Twins had been spotted in some of the trailers, these rumours turned out to be nothing more than a couple of firefighters looking on at the destruction caused by one of the MUTOs (carefully edited out of this shot in the trailers by a plume of smoke).
I'm sure there are more easter eggs and references scattered throughout the movie. In a recent interview with Godzilla screenwriter Max Borenstein it was revealed that there are at least two.
Did you spot this easter egg? See something else that I missed? Let me know in the comments below.
Godzilla opens May 16 in the US and today in the UK.