Thanks Doug. Here's what I find odd, possibly ironic.
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On one hand, the people who designed the American Godzilla (2014) were at pains to make him look more "realistic" -- like a real reptile, he has nostrils but no nose, he has visible gills since he's aquatic, his eyes were made smaller since the bigger an animal is the smaller its eyes are relative to the rest of its face, etc.
At the same time, his size was increased to 108 meters, even taller than the biggest Japanese Godzilla (at the time). This just pushes the square-cube law issue even more. And now this year he's even bigger.
I realize that as buildings in cities grow taller, so does Godzilla, otherwise he doesn't look that impressive. This is why he jumped from 50 meters (1954-75) to 80 meters when he returned in 1984.
I'm still looking forward to the new movie. But there does come a point where "let's make him even taller!" gets kind of silly. The mentality should be "how big do we have to make him so he isn't totally dwarfed by tall buildings?" I think 80 meters was fine. I doubt going taller than that was really needed.
(I'm not even going to get into the issues involved with "Godzilla Earth" -- he's "Plantzilla" so he's a different kettle of...um...leaves?...)