Mr_Goji_and_Watch wrote:I still wonder where these narratives come from but nobody wants to answer me with examples. Wonder why....
I’ll give you some quick examples:
During Shin’s initial release run, a lot of people criticized Shin for having a stiff Godzilla, or a lack of screentime. I’ll be clear that this “a lot” was more of a minority. Over time, after the initial gut reaction was over, and many people had chances to rewatch the human story, and discuss it, the film has garnished a lot of admiration from the majority of the fan base on many different levels and for many different reasons.
Yet, there’s still a lot of people who dismiss Shin as boring, or basically write off the films human plot.
Something similar happened with the anime trilogy. I get why a lot of people were upset, because yeah it was lame that we didn’t get too much monster action, there’s people that completely write off the human story, and characters, even though it’s very clear the directors had a vision and executed it to a T.
In the past, I’ve learned a lot about this series, and certain things I took for granted before reading what other people said on this forum. While Godzilla’s Revenge is not an amazing film, I have grown to appreciate it for being a film about a specific part of Japanese culture/era during the 1960’s. I would’ve always assumed and viewed that film as “The one with the annoying kid and stock footage” without others. It’s by means no Shin, but I at least think it’s okay. If some of my posts about Shin/AnimeGoji can help people like or appreciate something more, in the same way I like new films more then that’d be swell.