10 Most Paused MonsterVerse Moments

Most paused MonsterVerse moments! Godzilla's first appearance, Easter eggs & more!

Godzilla 2014

With the release of Godzilla vs. Kong, it would appear that the Legendary's MonsterVerse has come to a natural conclusion. While critics haven't always had the kindest things to say about it, the series has developed a strong and passionate fanbase, and audiences have, for the most part, been thrilled by all four films, resulting in a reasonably consistent showing at the box-office.

The success of the franchise has been down to how the filmmakers were able to make big budget Hollywood action blockbusters, while still paying homage to the classic characters and stories that kickstarted the giant monster movie genre.

As such, these movies are highly enjoyable on a rewatch, whether you're a stan of the classic Toho movies or a new fan who likes watching different kaiju punch each other in the face.

As a result, fans have dissected each movie frame by frame in order to uncover easter-eggs and plot teases or to just appreciate fantastic looking moments. Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong, are packed full of incredible moments that have been paused and rewatched over and over again.

Spoilers for Godzilla vs. Kong follow, as well as the whole MonsterVerse for that matter, if by some miracle you haven't watched any of them...

10. The First Appearance Of Godzilla

Godzilla 2014
Warner Bros.

Even if you don’t rate the 2014 Godzilla movie, it cannot be disputed that it had one of the best trailers and marketing campaigns in recent memory. What made it so successful was that Godzilla was never fully shown, with promos and posters for the film only giving fans fleeting shots of the kaiju.

This meant that when Godzilla was finally unveiled, it was incredibly satisfying for cinemagoers and as a result the first image of his head became one of the most paused moments of the movie. The full scene itself, with Godzilla and the male MUTO squaring off at the airport, just after laying waste to Hawaii, is one of the best in the MonsterVerse, so it's no wonder fans have revisited it so much.

Since the subsequent films in the franchise revelled in the sight of Godzilla, this moment has become a little redundant in recent times, as there are so many more images of him now. But prior to the release of King Of The Monsters, this remained the best, and most widely used, shot of the Titan.


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