Godzilla’s Enemies: Part VI
21. MUTO: The MUTOs were the monsters featured in the 2014 American Godzilla movie. I have to say they are my favorite enemies! They are design very similarly to the Cloverfield monster, a design I really like, plus, they give Godzilla a great fight. Through the use of CGI these monsters look life-like and the way the director showed the scale of them they look huge! I hope we see them again some day.
22. Orga: Orga is a unique monster. Featured only once in the film Godzilla 2000, Orga was the creation of aliens that had been resting in their ship for 65 million years. Made from cells from Godzilla this shape shifting alien takes on a hideous form and they way Godzilla defeats him is pretty creative. This is one of my top favorite foes to fight the big G.
23. Rodan: Sometimes Rodan is an enemies and some times he is not. He looks like a giant Pterosaur and outside of Godzilla Rodan is one of my very favorite monsters from Toho studios. He will be used in one of the sequels to the American Godzilla movie and I look forward to seeing how life-like he will be designed.
24. Spacegodzilla: This monster, which is just another version of Godzilla himself except he is larger and has giant crystals protruding from his shoulders and his spines are also crystals. The movie, Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla is one of the less popular Heisei movies. I like the movie it does have some good points but Spacegodzilla himself is just way too silly and hokey for my book!
25. Titanosaurus: Titanosaurus is the name of an actual dinosaur. However, the Toho monster of the same name looks completely different. This version has a very long neck and sweeping fish like tail. I have mixed feelings about this monster. On the one hand I do like monsters based off of dinosaur designs. In the movie he is in (?????) the long neck is not stable and makes his head bob up and down and that is very distracting. His roar is also one of the more irritating roars from Toho’s monsters. With a tweak to the neck design and given a new roar it would improve this monster in my opinion.
26. Veran: Veran, like Rodan, also had his own movie. I really didn’t care for it. He is a giant flying squirrel type of monster who also was seen briefly in Destroy All Monsters. He was going to be used in Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters all out Attack. But the powers that be in Toho studios rejected that idea in favor of a more popular enemy. I know he has his fans but I see him as a pretty forgettable monster.