Mmmm… Bambi. Seven things that Godzilla likes to eat
Godzilla is hungry. Best get out of the kitchen. But what does the big lug like to eat? As the new Godzilla movie, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Bryan Cranston, is released, we give ‘Zilla the set menu…
1. Fish and chips
Okay, so hold the fries. This lizard just wants the main part of the meal. And what does Godzilla love? Fish. Probably because he swallows millions of the things when swimming through the ocean with his big mouth open.
‘He’s back… and it looks like he’s craving Italian…’ Well, almost. Godzilla is a bit partial to Fiat 500s, which must look like little Smarties to his giant beady eyes (My favourite Godzilla parody – and there are a lot – is this one from the brilliant and often overlooked Lilo & Stitch; watch out for the car eating at the end).
Sometimes a Fiat just isn’t enough. Nice as a canapé, maybe, but it won’t keep you going when you’re out and about all day reducing cities to rubble. Luckily, there are a couple of ‘copter joints for Godzie to pick something up while he’s at work. Luckily, director Roland Emmerich was able to provide them in his terrible but terribly fun 1998 movie.
4. Radio towers
Godzilla hates smartphones. He just doesn’t like to see people using them. They drive him nuts. Fortunately, Zilla has a taste for communication towers, like this one in the 1954 original movie. Mmmm… metal.
5. King Kong
Yeah, that’s right, Godzilla loves chowing down on a bit of giant monkey, as evidenced in 1962 Zillaflick, the brilliantly titled King Kong vs Godzilla. In this scene, Godzilla tries out a little flambéd Kong.
Godzilla is an omnivore – he basically eats everything he sees, from trucks to prickly trees – so on rare occasions he likes a bit of quality meat in his diet. As a result, he enjoys tucking into some deer from time to time. But only the best will do. And the best deer, as we all know, is Bambi.
7. His greens
Yes, even Godzilla knows when it’s time to lay off the meat. Here, in 1993’s Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II, little BabyGodzilla munches on some flowers. Awwww….
One thing that Godzilla doesn’t like to eat? PEOPLE! So we’re gonna be OK… unless we’re in a building or a car or a helicopter or a plate of fish and chips he takes a liking to.