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Funny: Godzilla (2014)

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  • From the M.U.T.O. website:
    • Typing "Jet Jaguar" will display the message, "PUNCH, PUNCH, PUNCH".
    • Typing in Godzilla or any other Kaiju like Mothra, King Ghidorah, Anguirus, Rodan, Mechagodzilla, King Caesar, Zilla, Titanosaurus or even King Kong will give you "System cannot confirm or deny the existence of this lifeform." In other words, yes.
    • If you try to cheat and type in "Show Trailer" or "Spoilers" it will respond with "Did you really think it would be that easy?"
    • Typing in "Roar" will produce "SKREEONK!"
      • Typing in the roar itself will yield different results depending on the typing. Exact replica will be blocked by Monarch, no exclamation point will get "Roar not recognized," no double vowels will be in violation of Privacy Policy GJ115-54, single E and two O is an invalid command, and doubling both E and O is restricted content.
    • Typing in "IhateGodzilla" will produce "The data you entered is incorrect."
    • "Knock Knock" produces "M.U.T.O. already knows who is there."
    • "Say something" or "Say my Name" - �Something. Please stop wasting M.U.T.O. resources."
    • "Conspiracy" - "M.U.T.O. assures all personnel, there is no conspiracy in our organization."
    • Try "gojira", get "モンスターの王様" - "king of monsters".
    • Try things like GIPSY DANGER or JAEGER you'll get responses like: ACCESS DENIED. THIS FOLDER LOCKED BY MONARCH.
    • Typing in the locations featured in the viral images recently released will give you some interesting messages.
      • "DOOR TO HELL" gets you:
        GAS RESERVES HOLDING. FIRE LAYER OBSCURING MEMBRANE LAYER AND FUELING INCUBATION.
      • "SIMA MARTEL" or "SIMA HUMBOLDT" gets you:
        DUAL SIGNATURES DETECTED. DENSE JUNGLE ENVIRON PRECLUDES GROUND PERIMETER. AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE RECOMMENDED. NO-FLY ORDER SUBMITTED TO MONARCH FOR APPROVAL.
      • "CHONGQING" gets you:
        ABSEIL TEAM DESCENDED INTO SUBTERRANEAN CHAMBERS. INITIAL READINGS SUGGEST ANOTHER DEAD END. FULL REPORT PENDING.
    • Typing in "Ishiro Honda", "Akira Ifukube", or several others involved with the original film will produce "DNA IDENTIFIED".
    • Typing in Gamera gets you:
      SECUTIRY CLEARANCE INVALID. TO REQUEST TEMPORARY ACCESS, COTACT M.U.T.O. SEC ADMINISTRATOR.
    • Typing in "Tatopoulos" (Matthew Broderick's character in the 1998 film) gets you:
    • Typing in "Aperture Laboratories" or "Black Mesa" get you:
      YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THIS RESTRICTED CONTENT.
    • Typing in a naughty word will get you:
      YOUR ENTRY IS IN VIOLATION OF THE M.U.T.O. CODE OF CONDUCT AGREEMENT, SEC. CODE 6-9. CONTINUED USE OF THIS LANGUAGE WILL RESULT IN THE TERMINATION OF YOUR NETWORK CONNECTION.
  • This Huffington Post interview with Gareth Edwards has this funny anecdote about the design team:
    Gareth Edwards: You'd call people and say, "Would you work on the film with us?" And they would say, "Aw, I'd like to, but I'm really busy." And then you'd say, "It's Godzilla," and they'd go, "When do you need me?"
  • The day after the second trailer arrived, Godzilla, Rodan and King Kong were on the front page for Bing's image search, in the "Animals" section. Yes, right alongside normal animals like giraffes and elk.
  • This Snickers commercial made to promote the movie. Apparently, Godzilla constantly goes on rampages whenever he hasn't had his Snickers.
    • May not have been intentional, but in some scenes, there's a Do not attempt subtitle in the commercial. You know, don't want to let Godzilla ride a motorcycle in Real Life.
  • This FIAT commercial when Godzilla grabs each FIAT car models and eats them. He chokes on the yellow model as it escapes his mouth. What makes this more hilarious is the subtitle that says "Didn't actually happen".
    • Especially two soldiers' reactions to the Big G while monitoring from their helicopter.
    First Soldier: "He's back!"
    Second Soldier: *deadpan* "And it looks like he's craving Italian."
  • The Facebook Q&A with Edwards following the 2014 SXSW event has a few:
    • When asked about sequel ideas:
    Barron Christopher: "Have you already started gathering ideas for a sequel? How many Godzilla films would you like to do?
    Edwards: "I feel like I'm about to give birth, so the last thing I want to do is get back into bed, but I'm sure once I see the child, I'll be racing to have another."
    • When asked if King Ghidorah would appear in sequels, Edwards treats him like an actual actor:
    Edwards: "We're contacting his agent. They're asking for a lot of money."
    • A similar one:
    Robert John Mack II: "Can Godzuki be in the movie?"
    Edwards: "We auditioned him, but there's all kinds of issues with child labor laws."
    • When given a cameo question:
    Matt Marten: "Can Matthew Broderick have a cameo where he gets eaten?"
    Edwards: "If I answer this question, I'll be giving away the end of our movie."
    • And another:
    Zack Zuber: "What monster besides Godzilla would you most want to work with?? Either in a Godzilla sequel or in own movie??"
    Edwards: "I'd like to see Godzilla fight the Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters because after he destroys him, it would be toasted marshmallows for everyone."
    • Another:
    Chris Elchesyn: Have you seen the 90's Gamera trilogy?
    Edwards: I don't like to cheat on Godzilla - he's so possessive and gets very angry.
    • And another:
    William Chavis: How do you feel about cross over with Pacific Rim?
    Edwards: But who would direct it? I think the first fight would have to be between me and Guillermo (He would kick my ass).
  • In an interview with Toho Kingdom after being asked what Edwards' first Godzilla experience was. They all blended together in his mind but he and kids knew of the Hannaha Barbara Godzilla cartoon.
    Edwards: They'd ask me 'Is Godzooky going to be in it?' and they'd be partially joking but mostly serious...kind of depressing.
  • Godzilla vs. Thomas the Tank Engine
  • Apparently, Bryan Cranston and Godzilla didn't get along on set at all.
  • The stars and Edwards' hilarious responses in regards to Japanese fans' complaints that Godzilla's "too fat" at the Hollywood premiere.

     The Movie 
  • As is the case with many a Godzilla flick, the military's weaponry is pretty useless against Godzilla.
    • Particularly great is a scene in which the Honolulu SWAT Team lays into Godzilla with MP5 submachine guns, a couple of the police officers look at each other afterwards and make a face like they're confused as to why their 9mm rounds didn't seem to bother him.
      • Not to mention how Godzilla just keeps walking, seemingly oblivious to being shot at.
  • The scene in which Godzilla is fighting a Muto in the airport, and Sam is watching the newscast:
    Sam: Mommy, look, a dinosaur!
    • Doubly hilarious is the happy adult pop music that plays in the background as Sam watches the newscast.
    • Allie's stunned "is this really happening?" look as she watches Godzilla vs. a MUTO on TV, the far-away camera really giving it the classic two-creatures-stomping-little-buildings look.
    • The fight itself has a bit where the MUTO is sort of grabbing at Godzilla's head while he flails around trying to get it off. One can imagine his displeasure that that was the fight they filmed.
  • When the term MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism) is coined, Admiral Stenz immediately lampshades that the specimen is no longer "terrestrial" due to being airborne.
  • When Godzilla dispatches the winged Muto via massive tail whip maneuver, there's something subtly humorous about the moment after when the whole building he whipped it into collapses onto him...right when he pulls what can only be described as a smug victory face. The Big G apparently forgot about his own strength.
  • In the finale, when Godzilla is seemingly downed again after finishing the fight...he gets up the morning after- it's played for drama; but something about it can come off as funny when it seems as though Godzilla just needed a quick nap after a bar brawl, especially when you look at the way he collapses after looking like he was about to walk it off.
    • That roar he gives, and the look he gives as he staggers off, is probably the closest he'll ever get to being a Deadpan Snarker. "Oh. It's you guys. Show's over, nothing to see here. Get back to your puny lives and try not to wake up any more primordial beings. God, that's the last time I overuse the atomic breath."
    • There's just something at once awesome, heartwarming, and hilarious about Godzilla walking off into the sunrise. You half expect him to salute and finger shoot back at San Francisco while a country ballad starts playing.
    • "Well, see ya guys. I'm heading on back home to Japan. I'm just gonna take a swim here so if you guys happen to see me swimming on by, don't freak out. Call me again when another monster comes stomping around. Byeee!"
      • It's made even more hilarious by the way he sort of flops into the ocean like he's collapsing onto his couch after a long night shift. He looks like he's about to take an aspirin and a long nap.
      • "Right, that's finally done, now I can finally put up my feet in front of the TV and sleep on the couch. Also, you guys call me via submarine if any other monsters show up. Bye! Now, WHERE IS MY SANDWICH?"
  • When the Muto is raging around the airport, the camera shifts to one of engineers on the ground who's cowering beneath a plane before being caught ankle-deep in water left over from Godzilla's wake and leaves a rather fitting implication throughout the whole scene.
  • The opening credits have a few zingers. Perhaps the best of these:
    Reliability of these sightings is still questionable BASED ON THE CHARACTER witnesses. One must ask, is GODZILLA OWNED AND CREATED BY TOHO COMPANY, LTD.
    WARNER BROS PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES PRESENT a terrifying tale of disaster and woe.
    Furthermore, the creature must be eradicated. These fauna are a danger to all life on earth. A LEGENDARY PICTURES PRODUCTION to destroy this creature and all DNA evidence.
    KEN WATANABE of a 1MT surface burst onto Bikini Islands
    Even with nuclear weapons there is no guarantee that the creatures will succumb. Evidence show that it is likely the creatures will come back WITH DAVID STRATHAIRN's head
    Walter Malcolm has claimed that government men dressed in white lab coats routinely appear at site and BRYAN CRANSTON shortly after the event all residents are sworn to silence.
    The "scientist" and occult author RICHARD T JONES has claimed unique knowledge of the creature's odd mating habits with CJ ADAMS
    Are these animals real? Can we prove they even exist or are they merely men in rubber suits with COSTUMES DESIGNED BY tricksters SHAREN DAVIS we may never learn the answer 'what lurks below'.
    VISUAL EFFECTS PRODUCER ALLEN MARIS despaired
    MUSIC SUPERVISOR hidden in the depths of DAVE JORDAN the thunderous sounds that came from the hills are from a large creature
    The monster communicates through MUSIC COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
    Not to be discussed with FILM EDITOR BOB DUCSAY. This confidential document must not be shared.
    The illuminati has been using PRODUCTION DESIGNER OWEN PATERSON to build facilities to hide their study of the creature and it's origins. All clues are suppressed.
    The bomb site is classified and will be detonated at 0800 pacific. DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY SEAMUS MCGARVEY will shoot. There will be no living organisms on the island.
    PRODUCED BY the fire-breathing THOMAS TULL
  • When Godzilla is brought down to his knees after killing the male Muto and being struck by the falling building, there is a brief moment where he looks at Ford and appears to have an "I'm too old for this shit" look across his face.
  • When Ford is staring down the female MUTO on the boat, he pulls out his pistol, aiming at her head. While amusing in its own right, it gets kicked up a notch when the MUTO reels away, and all Ford can do is look at his gun in confusion, as if wondering if it's scaring her off.
  • Joe takes Ford to his apartment where the walls are literally covered with newspaper clippings, photographs, charts, and other materials related to the disaster at Janjira and what may have caused it. While Ford is understandably taken aback at all this, his father simply replies: "I don't get too many visitors"
    • Likewise it's funny how Joe admits his sensors were planted on buoys by a local fisherman he knows. It's just such a simple way to get his readings on a restricted area that you have to laugh.
  • When the military goes to Yucca Mountain in order to find the other Muto, there's a montage of soldiers running to vault doors, sliding back panels and yelling "Clear!" when nothing's in there. Eventually one of them opens up a panel (getting nearly blinded in the process) and when he yells "Hey!" literally every other soldier in the hallway pivots in perfect unison. The sight of it is just weirdly hilarious.
    • The soldier using binoculars to search the giant black monster walking in the diurnal desert´s horizon.
    • And immediately after that, all the clearance and security the soldiers had to get past to inspect if the place was secured, just for a huge gaping hole to be in the back of the mountain in almost plain sight.
  • The Vegas scenes before (the people in the casino barely notice the news reports or are above annoyance with the EMP... and then a giant monster steps through the ceiling) and after the MUTO attack (the destruction is shown, Elvis Presley's "Devil in Disguise" in the soundtrack).
    • The firefighters finally open the door to see nothing but a gigantic hole where the rest of the hotel used to be and the Muto cheerfully destroying the other buildings.
    • And military footage shows it bending the Eiffel Tower of the Paris hotel during its road trip to San Francisco.
  • A news broadcast urges people to stay off the roads, and of course there's an immediate Gilligan Cut to a road network jammed with masses of stalled cars surrounding a crashed jumbo jet with all its emergency escape-slides deployed.
  • Godzilla's chubbiness can be pretty funny during his fight scenes-when he's being ganged up on by the two Mutos, it looks like a fat guy doing martial arts while getting attacked by two other opponents.
  • When the Brody's are poking around their old house looking for the missing floppy discs, there's a "Blink and You'll Miss It" moment where Ford is looking at a glass tank in what was once his room, and you can see that the tank is labelled "MOTHRA."
  • The stereotypical Japanese teenage punk who the cops release to his angry parents before Joe is brought out.
    • Of course the father calling his kid a Dumbass as soon as he gets out only adds to the hilarity.
  • Godzilla ignoring the multiple battleships accompanying him as he swims across the Pacific. It just perfectly illustrates how the Big G gives zero fucks about military weaponry.
  • Overlaps with awesome, but in the scene where the male MUTO is flying through San Francisco, and Godzilla reaches the city himself, when he stands up and stares down the MUTO, his posture, snarl, his whole body language is as if to say, "You really thought you were gonna hide from me, asshole?"

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