Naturally, you can’t coast by on beating up generic monsters exclusively – at least at the very end, there need’s to be a sub-boss or something: a more charismatic and recognizable monster that played a decisive role before. To signify the levelling up that’s been going on, and just for generally setting the moment apart.
In this case, there wasn’t much doubt which monster that one would have to be: the shark-breathing Mecha-Godzilla which had so clearly and humiliatingly defeated our heroes before. So that’s, basically, this episode. >_> <_< >_> <_<
okay, so if you look closely, you might notice that the Mecha-Godzilla looks a bit different than it looked the last time. >_> <_< That’s not a problem with continuity, though! Nor is it, perish the thought, a desperate effort by Nolan Nobucks to bring down costs by splicing in left-over footage from some cheap King-Kong knock-off he’s produced a while back. >_>
No, this is an elaborate and well-thought-out attempt at making the movie speak clearer and more relevantly to teenage audiences by having the Mecha-Godzilla undergo puberty…which also makes its death more poignant and meaningful. Especially if you bring in the element of “beauty killed the beast”, because dealing with romantic attraction is such a central and difficult part of puberty.
Covering the Mecha-Gozilla in fur was just the most obvious way to visually signify puberty, that’s really the only reason for the change in the mecha’s appearance.
And, uh…Mopey’s using a rotor instead of wings, and an MG instead of a bow because…uh…because…well, she’s probably also undergoing puberty. Yeah, we’ll go with that, I don’t have all day to spend up coming up with lame excuses for Nolan’s cheapskate ways, after all.
More on Thursday.