Godzilla is known for his iconic roar, but what is he actually saying? Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster humorously suggests that the King of the Monsters has a bit of a filthy mouth and actually swore at Rodan.
Released in 1964, Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster was the fifth movie in the franchise and a direct sequel to Mothra vs. Godzilla, which hit theaters earlier that year. Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster marked the first meeting between Godzilla and Rodan, as well as the debut of Godzilla's biggest enemy, King Ghidorah. The movie also served as an important turning point for Godzilla, as this was the movie that put him in the role of the hero for the first time ever; Godzilla and Rodan were recruited by Mothra to join forces and drive off King Ghidorah.
The scene that led to the two monsters' act of heroism included a hilarious moment between Godzilla, Rodan, and the twin fairies who accompany Mothra. Godzilla and Rodan's fight is interrupted by the arrival of Mothra, who has come to ask them to fight King Ghidorah. Mothra's twin fairies, who understand the monsters, are able to translate their roars for the benefit of the human characters. According to the fairies, Godzilla and Rodan feel that they are bullied by the humans, and that they see no reason why they should help them with their problems. Mothra insists that the Earth belongs to both the humans and the monsters, At one point, the fairies are surprised when Godzilla uses "terrible language" in his argument with Mothra. After Mothra gives up and goes off to fight King Ghidorah on her own, Godzilla and Rodan are shamed into helping out. With teamwork, Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra are able to defeat King Ghidorah.
Godzilla's use of foul language is a fun, light-hearted moment for Godzilla, which stands in sharp contrast to the awkward scenes in 1972's Godzilla vs. Gigan, where Godzilla actually speaks English. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster shows why it's so much better not to know exactly what Godzilla is saying.
Of course, what Godzilla actually said to Mothra is never revealed, and considering the film's kid-friendly tone, that's probably a good thing. Indeed, humor in Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster isn't limited to Godzilla's swearing. During their first fight, Godzilla and Rodan basically played a game of volleyball by hitting rocks at each other with their heads. Later, Godzilla enjoyed a long, hearty laugh when Mothra sprayed Rodan in the face with its silk.
However, fans can expect a much different tone when the three protagonists of Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster return in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) release date: May 31, 2019
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) release date: Mar 13, 2020