If there’s one negative stigma foreigners have about Americans, it’s the notion that we’re overweight. Considering our fairly large percentage of overweight citizens, it’s a fair assumption to make. It’s funny, then, to see reactions from overseas when it comes to a foreign property being appropriated by and for American audiences. Enter: Japan.
Reception for the upcoming Godzilla film has been pretty positive and optimistic, buoyed perhaps by its stellar cast of Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Ken Watanabe. However, the brief glimpses of Godzilla itself has been pretty mixed. Japanese fans have been very vocal about the Americanization of their beloved kaiju, targeting the monster’s physical appearance to task.
/Film, The Hollywood Reporter, and Japan Today all shared some of the comments made by Japanese fans, some of which are pretty hilarious. “He got fat in America on cola and pizza,” wrote one fan via Twitter. “Where’s his neck?” wrote another. One of the best comments reads, “[E]ven Godzilla has metabolic syndrome these days…”
Fat or not, this new incarnation of Godzilla will be smashing into American theaters on May 16th.