Godzilla is big. No one has ever doubted that. In fact, his size has always been one of the qualities that most endear him to fans. Just imagine, if you will, a waist-high Godzilla running around. You might not want to tangle with him, like you wouldn’t mess with an angry dog of similar stature, but he would hardly inspire any great degree of terror. He certainly couldn’t level the downtown core of a major metropolis, and you wouldn’t call him the King of the Monsters unless you were being sarcastic. Though he is supposed to be big, some Japanese fans have made remarks indicating that he might be a little on the chubby side. In addition to mocking a giant lizard’s weight, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released a ton of new high resolution stills from Gareth Edwards’ upcoming reboot of Godzilla.
Across the world, Americans have a reputation for being overweight. For example, obesity is at 4% in Japan, while the US hovers around the 36% mark. Apparently this extends to our movie monsters as well. Though the reaction to Godzilla thus far has largely been positive, some Japanese fans have taken to the Internet to express their concerns that the big guy may be a little too fat for his own good. One fan called him “an American fatty,” while another says “He got fat in American cola and pizza.”