Collider‘s Vinnie Mancuso has joined the small fraternity of Godzilla girthers (i.e., critics who have at least acknowledged that Godzilla is obese**) while at the same time cleverly avoiding any fat-shaming suspicions by praising Godzilla’s Hank Quinlan proportions.
Mancuso: “Honestly? The state of Godzilla’s girth is the best part of the movie. The most iconic of the Kaijus feels legendary in his mass, powerful in his weight. More like King of the Chonksters, imho.
“Godzilla has never felt more of a gorilla-whale than he is in Godzilla: King of the Monsters; this is, for sure, the Very Large Man of Godzillas. Five years have passed between [Gareth Edwards‘] Godzilla and King of the Monsters, five years that my dude spent snackin’ and mackin’ at the bottom of the ocean, emerging as the most mountainous monster you could imagine.”
** Variety‘s Owen Glieberman, N.Y. Times critic Glenn Kenny, myself.