Artist Investigates How Godzilla Was Able to Stand In The Ocean In 'King Of The Monsters'

The latest entry into the MonsterVerse, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, hit theatres earlier last week and so far it's proved a box office sensation amongst fans.

Starring Hollywood heavyweight Millie Bobby Brown, alongside Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler, the film sees kaiju king Godzilla against Rodan, Mothra and his arch nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Not only does it deliver a satisfying follow-up to Kong: Skull Island, but it also sets up the ultimate monster showdown, the upcoming Godzilla vs Kong.

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures/Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures/Godzilla: King of the Monsters

This is all well and good, except there's one burning question that fans can't seem to figure out... just how does the scaley titan stand up in the sea? Just look at that front cover - he's not exactly the dantiest of creatures. So how is he floating like a reptilian buoy?

One illustrator is determined to find the answer and as part of their quest to do so, has envisioned a number of ways it could be made possible with some incredible (and hilarious) drawings.

The artist - Bro, don't like that la, bro - posted their imagined snapshots alongside the caption: "This problem was pointed out by my friend Dan Khoo so I tried to figure out the problem with this one scene from the movie.

"Maybe the real problem is that I think too much."

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Credit: Bro, don't like that la, bro/Facebook

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Credit: Bro, don't like that la, bro/Facebook

What's your verdict? I'm going with either a) friendly whale or b) platform shoes. Or maybe he's sitting on a whale whilst wearing the shoes. Either one of those options would be kawaii as hell.

The post has since gone viral, with over 88,000 shares at the time of writing. So of course hundreds of commenters were on hand to offer their view on the topic.

Some were there to point out larger holes in the cover poster: "I am guessing the real problem with this scene is that there is a gigantic lizard monster breathing blue flame out of its mouth."

Others had some theories of their own: "Godzilla can swim fast & dive sure can float also. He got swimming skills... The big tummy can support floating also as a buoy."

And a few were just happy that someone had the time and energy to put into such a trivial matter: "This post makes my life feel complete. Thanks for the great share."

Maybe we haven't reached a definitive answer, but you never know - perhaps this is a question to be answered in Godzilla vs Kong... then again, maybe not.

If you've not yet had a chance to catch it, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is in the cinemas as we speak.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

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