During the scene after the end credits, we see Perlman cut his way out of the Kaiju and then exclaim "Where's my Damn Shoe!?" That whole bit where he gets swallowed (by a premature Birthed Kaiju with no teeth) was simple comedy relief scene to show that the character portrayed didn't know everything, but maintains posturing as though he does. I doubt this ...


From the Wikipedia page of the movie: Del Toro wanted to "honor" the kaiju and mecha genres while creating an original stand-alone film, something "conscious of the heritage, but not a pastiche or an homage or a greatest hits of everything". The director made a point of starting from scratch, without emulating or referencing any previous examples of ...


I doesn't seem to be any other connection besides Del Toro being a fan and using the same voice actress in these movies.

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