Godzilla: King Of The Redacted Credits
Updated: Aug 16, 2019
Godzilla (2014) started a trend for the Monsterverse series to show the introduction credits being redacted. When you slow down the credits they reveal little tidbits of info about the movie's history. This continued into Kong: Skull Island and into Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, except they were placed at the end credits instead. The interesting thing about the redacted end credits in Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is that the parts that are redacted actually tell a story. I was able to figure out most of them, but a few of them I had to guess. Here is what I got.
Note: The "…" were just the names of the people that worked on the movie. I took them off just to focus on the redacted parts.
"THE HOLLOW EARTH RUINS PREDATE ALL KNOWN HUMAN CIVILIZATIONS"
"...SHOW ANCIENT HUMANS WORSHIPPED TITANS"
"FORMING SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIPS WITH SOME…"
"OTHERS...SCAVENGED FALLEN TITANS FOOD, BUILDING STRUCTURES FROM BONES AND HIDES"
"MASSIVE HORNS...WERE CREATED TO REPLICATE THEIR CALLS"
"...CALLED SOME OF THE CREATURES GODS, THE OLD ONES, OR DRAGONS"
"EVERY CULTURE INCLUDING...WORSHIPPED THEIR OWN TITAN"
"TRIBES BUILT HOMES NEAR 'BENEVOLENT' TITAN NESTS TO PROTECT...AGAINST MORE HOSTILE CREATURES"
"EVIDENCE SHOWS...MAY HAVE EVEN DEVELOPED TELEPATHIC COMMUNICATION WITH THE CREATURES"
"...ATTEMPTED TO CONTROL THEM, TO USE THEM FOR WAR"
"SOME TITANS REBELLED AGAINST...AND THEIR HUMAN MASTERS"
"A MASSIVE CATACLYSM...DOOMED(?) THIS ADVANCED CIVILIZATION"
"...CAUSED(?) A WAR BETWEEN MAN AND MONSTER"
"...AND OTHER SURVIVORS PROSPERED(?) ACROSS THE GLOBE, FORMING COLONIES"
"AS TIME PASSED, EVEN ORAL TRADITION AND...WERE UNABLE TO PRESERVE MUCH KNOWLEDGE OF THESE ANCIENT CULTURES"
"...FOUND EVIDENCE OF THESE COLONIES IN EGYPT, NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE, ASIA, AND SOUTH AMERICA"
"THE TITANS WERE NOT INVULNERABLE TO...AND THE GEOLOGICAL CHANGES THAT FOLLOWED"
"THIS CATACLYSM TRIGGERED THE ICE AGE SENDING THE TITANS INTO HIBERNATION WITH..."
"...AND THE SURVIVING POCKETS OF HUMANITY SOON FORGOT THEIR CONNECTION TO THE CREATURES"
"STORIES WERE PASSED DOWN ORALLY BY..., THEIR HISTORY BECOMING A BLUR OF GODS AND MONSTERS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS. FICTIONALIZED BY TIME"
"...INSPIRED MONARCH TO EXCAVATE THE RUINS OF THESE CIVILIZATIONS AND EXTRACT TRUTHS FROM THEIR STORIES"
"THEIR MYTHOLOGY BECAME A CENTURIES OLD WAITING(?) FOR...TO UNFOLD(?)"
"...BELIEVED THE TITANS ARE ESSENTIAL TO OUR SURVIVAL"
"THESE CREATURES AND...BROUGHT BALANCE TO THE PLANET'S ECOSYSTEM"
"...TO THEORIZE IF ANCIENT HUMANS LIVED IN BALANCE WITH THE TITANS, THEN SO CAN WE"
"MONARCH SCIENTISTS EMBARKED ON MISSIONS WITH...TO FIND DORMANT TITANS ALL AROUND THE WORLD"
"OPERATIVE...FOUND SLEEPING TITANS DEEP BENEATH MANY MAJOR CITIES"
"...DISCOVERED RUINS IN PERU, VIETNAM, AND EASTER ISLAND"
"SOME ARE ALARMED BY THEIR PRESENCE BUT OTHERS ARE WITH...WHO BELIEVES THAT MANY TITANS ARE INTELLIGENT, EVEN SENTIENT"
"...CONSIDERS SOME TO BE MYSTICAL DEITIES"
"MONARCH OPERATIVES...CAPTURED SEVERAL SPECIMENS"
"THE STUDIES COMPLETED BY...UNEARTHED CERTAIN EVIDENCE THAT ONLY...CAN RESTORE THE NATURAL ORDER"
"NOT EVEN...COULD BRING BALANCE TO THE WORLD"
"WITH ANCIENT RIVALRIES LURKING...EVIDENCE AT 37.218705, 38.855563"
"BUT HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR THE FIRES TO AWAKEN BY...AND SEND OUR OWN CIVILIZATION TO COLLAPSE?"
As we can see from the redacted, it's telling the story about the rise and downfall of an older and advanced human civilization, how the earliest humans use to live side by side with the monsters and tried to use them for war only to backfired, and how it caused a riff between the human/monster bond resulting in them being forgotten by time. The only ruins the movie showed were the ruins that were found deep beneath the ocean when Monarch was trying to look for Godzilla. The ruins were of a sunken city that worshipped Godzilla like a god. So it begs the question if Godzilla was among one of the monsters that rebelled against the humans for trying to control him and sank the city. Seeing as this Godzilla does not act aggressive towards humanity in Godzilla (2014) and Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, my guess is that he is not the one responsible. There could be another explanation as to why the earliest human civilization crumbled.
My theory is that Ghidorah was the one commanding the monsters in that era to destroy like he did in the movie. Ghidorah assumed position as the Alpha of the pack and called to them to rebel. Some of the monsters did as they were told while others like Godzilla and Mothra flat out rejected Ghidorah's call. Many people fled to safety by migrating to other continents while some people stayed to fight back and perished. The result was that Godzilla and Mothra came up victorious by knocking Ghidorah unconscious and making him fall into the water where he would be found frozen in Antarctica. However, Ghidorah's storms caused not only the city to sink, but also caused an ice age thus failing to restore balance. The surviving humans tried to keep the stories alive, but was eventually lost to time. The evidence to support this is from the cave paintings showing Godzilla, Mothra, and the humans joining sides and combating Ghidorah and in the movie seems to be repeating history all over again as we see Ghidorah calling for all of the monsters to rise up and we see this huge hurricane surrounding Ghidorah cause massive floods to Washinton D.C. and Boston and Godzilla, Mothra, and the humans battling Ghidorah side by side. While the humans in the movie don't have telepathic powers like in the story, the Orca does play a roll to connect that bridge of communication thus creating a similar cataclysmic event.
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