Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American remake?

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Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American remake?

Postby gzilla46 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:40 pm

I need to get this off my chest.

Is it considered a crime in the Godzilla community to be a Godzilla fan and have liked the 1998 version? Well, because honestly, I am one of those people. Yes, I am a hardcore Godzilla fan and I actually liked the 1998 remake. Yes, it's possible. Why, I don't know. Maybe it's because I'm not as picky with my Godzilla as most people. And if you think it's because it was the first Godzilla movie I saw, it's not. The first Godzilla thing I came in contact with was the Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee game for Gamecube. The first MOVIE I came across was Godzilla 1985. 98 was ONE of the first, but not THE first.

Anyways, I can completely understand why most people hate it, I don't blame them. But, what I don't like is how other Godzilla fans react to the people saying they liked the movie. I've seen on Youtube some people getting upset at another because the latter liked the American Godzilla. I think that's not good.

It's like Mitt Romney voters flipping out at people who voted for Barrack Obama.

So, is it really a crime for one to be a Godzilla fan and like the American version (and I refuse to call it Zilla or GINO or anything like that, but that's my opinion)?
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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby Shadow » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:44 pm

It is a bad thing, you should be ashamed.
The fact that you don't call it GINO or Zilla is... disturbing.
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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby Kiryu2012 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:44 pm

Nope. I like the 1998 film as well, and aside from the monster being Zilla I don't see the hate for it.
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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby gzilla46 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:45 pm

Kiryu2012 wrote:Nope. I like the 1998 film as well, and aside from the monster being Zilla I don't see the hate for it.


Yeah. It's fine on its own.
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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby Shadow » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:46 pm

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Kiryu2012 wrote:Nope. I like the 1998 film as well, and aside from the monster being Zilla I don't see the hate for it.


Yeah. It's fine on its own.


It's fine, but I will not call that thing Godzilla, that's what I hate about it.
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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby gzilla46 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:46 pm

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Kiryu2012 wrote:Nope. I like the 1998 film as well, and aside from the monster being Zilla I don't see the hate for it.


Yeah. It's fine on its own.


It's fine, but I will not call that thing Godzilla, that's what I hate about it.

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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby ScootaVaran » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:49 pm

It is a crime and now i hate you... *kidding*

You can like and dislike anything you want. it's your own personal feelings.
I for one, dont like the Heisei era. I also dont like modern CGI heavy movies, which leaves me in a bad spot for Pacific Rim and mayeb even the new Godzilla movie.

I dont care what people think and nor should you.
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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby Rody » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:50 pm

Well, if it IS a crime, then it shouldn't be. That kind of authoritarian mindset is probably bad for the fandom.

Having said that, most serious Godzilla fans will probably have a hard time understanding how/why you like it. Personally, I find it tolerably enjoyable, but I still think it's a stupid movie.

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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby gzilla46 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:51 pm

ScootaVaran wrote:It is a crime and now i hate you... *kidding*

You can like and dislike anything you want. it's your own personal feelings.
I for one, dont like the Heisei era. I also dont like modern CGI heavy movies, which leaves me in a bad spot for Pacific Rim and mayeb even the new Godzilla movie.

I dont care what people think and nor should you.


Aw. That's nice.

Everyone's entitled to their opinion. But, bad news for you...Godzilla's going to be in CGI for that movie. Maybe they could put animatronics in some shots, I don't know.
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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby Megalon-5 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:52 pm

gzilla46 wrote:So, is it really a crime for one to be a Godzilla fan and like the American version


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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby ScootaVaran » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:55 pm

gzilla46 wrote:
ScootaVaran wrote:It is a crime and now i hate you... *kidding*

You can like and dislike anything you want. it's your own personal feelings.
I for one, dont like the Heisei era. I also dont like modern CGI heavy movies, which leaves me in a bad spot for Pacific Rim and mayeb even the new Godzilla movie.

I dont care what people think and nor should you.


Aw. That's nice.

Everyone's entitled to their opinion. But, bad news for you...Godzilla's going to be in CGI for that movie. Maybe they could put animatronics in some shots, I don't know.


What? That was kinda my point...whatever. :roll:
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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby Shadow » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:56 pm

Living Corpse wrote:I don't care if you love or hate it.

Just don't call it a Godzilla film. If you don't do that then I don't care.


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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:01 pm

I don't care one way or the other. I wouldn't even mind if you called it a Godzilla film. Like what you like. Just don't be surprised when other people's opinions clash with your own.

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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby gzilla46 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:40 pm

HeiseiGodzilla117 wrote:I don't care one way or the other. I wouldn't even mind if you called it a Godzilla film. Like what you like. Just don't be surprised when other people's opinions clash with your own.

I'm never surprised about that. I WAS surprised that Roland Emmerich was never a fan of Godzilla.

Do you think it would've been better if Michael Bay directed this movie instead of Emmerich? At least Bay stayed true to the Transformers. They had all the things that made Transformers great: Robots turning into cars and fighting each other.

Do you think Bay could've done better at directing Godzilla 98? Why or why not?
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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby eabaker » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:53 pm

gzilla46 wrote:
HeiseiGodzilla117 wrote:I don't care one way or the other. I wouldn't even mind if you called it a Godzilla film. Like what you like. Just don't be surprised when other people's opinions clash with your own.

I'm never surprised about that. I WAS surprised that Roland Emmerich was never a fan of Godzilla.

Do you think it would've been better if Michael Bay directed this movie instead of Emmerich? At least Bay stayed true to the Transformers. They had all the things that made Transformers great: Robots turning into cars and fighting each other.

Do you think Bay could've done better at directing Godzilla 98? Why or why not?


Bay's a technically more accomplished filmmaker, but the tone and style of his movies is even further from that of the traditional Godzilla movies than is Emmerich's. So, I certainly don't think a Michael Bay Godzilla movie would have been any more like a "real" Godzilla movie than was the '98 film.
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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:58 pm

Living Corpse wrote:Cept the Bots are supporting characters in their own films. They take a backseat for the humans. No where have I seen this before....


Transformers Armada pretty much did the same thing.

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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:01 pm

Living Corpse wrote:I was actually making a stab at GFW. XD


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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby JAGzilla » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:23 pm

The iguana is not Godzilla. As a Godzilla movie, G'98 is a disgusting stain on the franchise.

That said, it's an okay monster movie in its own right. I'm not going to call it good, but it has its moments and is generally watchable enough. The blasphemous misuse of the monster's name is the only flaw that's hard to overlook.

But if you like it, even if you want to call it a Godzilla movie, that's perfectly acceptable. To each their own, or something. This site would be pretty mind-numbing if we all agreed on everything.

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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby gzilla46 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:24 pm

JAGzilla wrote:But if you like it, even if you want to call it a Godzilla movie, that's perfectly acceptable. To each their own, or something. This site would be pretty mind-numbing if we all agreed on everything.


Yeah. We'd be like mindless drones with no personalities.
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Re: Is it bad to be a Godzilla fan and like the American rem

Postby Gojira1963 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:45 am

I really like the 1998 Godzilla movie. I actually like it better than some Japanese Godzilla movies. However, I really can't call the creature Godzilla because he deviates too much from his Japanese counterpart.

He is not Godzilla he is a monster in his own right. I like the way he is designed and I do like the approach of acting like he was a real annimal.

As I have said before, my not seeing him as Godzilla is done out of objective observation and it is not laced with the anger most people feel when they say he is not Godzilla. In other words Zilla not being more Godzilla-like never bothered me.
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