MUTO – Cloverfield Similarities
Now that I settled down a bit after my rant about Godzilla (2014), I wanted to revisit my comparison of the MUTOs (sexually dimorphic insect-like creatures, with the male having bat-like wings and the female confined to terrestrial locomotion) to the Cloverfield monster (a deep sea creature).
I’m using the McFarland toy as an analog.
Here’s an artistic sketch by Pikmantaro based on the Bandai destruction pack toy.
Screen capture of the male MUTO.
The MUTOs have 8 legs, consistent with arachnids. The Cloverfield Monster has 6 appendages and a tail. The MUTOs and the Cloverfield Monster both have shortened thoracic arms or claws. Both creatures have elongated legs. The Cloverfield Monster differs in having splayed feet, while the MUTOs have hoof like rear appendages and hooks. Both creatures are dull muted silvery gray color. The MUTOs are accented with bioluminescent patterns. The heads are distinctly different.
The locomotion of the female MUTO and the Cloverfield Monster are similar, although the CM is more kinetic. The male MUTO flies and reminds me of one of Harryhausen’s harpies.
That’s my take.