Favorite Godzilla Era

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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby LiquidG » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:36 am

Turned 22 back in December, SHOWA ALL THE WAY BITCHS!!!!
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby Space Hunter M » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:37 am

i am 12 years old and what is showa?
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby Gojira1963 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:30 am

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I'm not a fan of the blanket statements either, that's why I said the fandom is really diverse in their tastes and pointed out plenty of people consider Final Wars one of the best entries if you look around online. The people I've spoken to in their 40s and 50s that have seen Godzilla films have pretty much only seen Showa ones because those actually got airplay when they were growing up on American TV. Even if they had seen the newer eras I'd wonder if they could put aside nostalgia to appreciate it, like I'm also sure most people in their 40s or 50s prefer Tim Burton's Batman films to Christopher Nolan's, just doesn't mean much to me.


I am 50 and the Millennium series is my favorite...then comes the Showa series.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby Gamera vs Rodan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:08 am

Yeah, okay guys, I wasn't the one who started correlating age to taste I was just responding to Legion.

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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:11 am

Gamera vs Rodan wrote:Yeah, okay guys, I wasn't the one who started correlating age to taste I was just responding to Legion.

I just want to know what's with you and all the flame bait...

OT- Showa's first, but Heisei may be 2nd fav (I only like G1984, GvB, and GaM:TBFE)
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby Gamera vs Rodan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:15 am

If we go by decade since Showa is so long mine would be:

'90s
'80s
'00s
'60s
'50s
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby Gamera vs Rodan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:17 am

Russell wrote:50's shouldn't ever be that low. Gojira saves it.


I like Ghidorah and Monster Zero more than Gojira.

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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby Gamera vs Rodan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:21 am

Russell wrote:Why? What is your reason for liking those more?


What's your reason for not liking them more?

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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby Gamera vs Rodan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:23 am

Russell wrote:Gojira has better EVERYTHING.


Really? I'm not sure you should go around asking people why they feel how they feel when this is how well you handle the same questions, Russ.

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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby LiquidG » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:24 am

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Gamera vs Rodan wrote:
Russell wrote:Why? What is your reason for liking those more?


What's your reason for not liking them more?

Better characters
Better atmosphere
Well-crafted tone
Better characters
Stellar acting
More meaningful and thoughtful a film

BUT GOJIRA IS OVERRATED!!!! :evil: You just like it cause you grew up in this dark and gritty obsessed generation :roll:
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby Gamera vs Rodan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:25 am

LiquidG wrote:BUT GOJIRA IS OVERRATED!!!! :evil: You just like it cause you grew up in this dark and gritty obsessed generation :roll:


The dark and gritty feel is the best thing about Gojira.

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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby LiquidG » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:26 am

Gamera vs Rodan wrote:
LiquidG wrote:BUT GOJIRA IS OVERRATED!!!! :evil: You just like it cause you grew up in this dark and gritty obsessed generation :roll:


The dark and gritty feel is the best thing about Gojira.

......yes....I know...well not just that but it's writing is stellar and the acting is top notch.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby eabaker » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:27 am

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eabaker wrote:^^^I have no single source, what I have is decades of discussions with other fans in person and on message boards and opinions published in magazines and books.

Yes, Destroyah is reasonably well regarded by a notable contingent of the fandom (at least relative to its three immediate predecessors), but I'd certainly be surprised to see it rank in the top ten on a poll with a large representative sample.


Just googling best Godzilla films gives me plenty of peoples lists that have Destoroyah in them, it also gives me lists with Final Wars in the top 10, it's a fan base that has really diverse views on the franchise since the franchise is so long, I'm really not taking your word for it on this one and I'm kind of sick of people claiming the fandom at large feels a certain way to back up their views.


Good thing that's actually not what I was doing at all. I was using a fact about the series (that Heisei relied on continuity and Millennium did not) to attempt to explain a trend I've observed (fans feeling that the Heisei series was generally at its strongest in its early entries - which, by the way, is a mild view to allow for some of those later Heisei entries still being well regarded [MGII and Destroyah definitely have some dedicated fans]). You might also note that I said that I prefer the Heisei series over the Millennium series.

And I certainly never suggested that anyone needed to take my word for anything. I offered anecdotal evidence for the purpose of discussion.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:28 am

LiquidG wrote:
Gamera vs Rodan wrote:
LiquidG wrote:BUT GOJIRA IS OVERRATED!!!! :evil: You just like it cause you grew up in this dark and gritty obsessed generation :roll:


The dark and gritty feel is the best thing about Gojira.

......yes....I know...well not just that but it's writing is stellar and the acting is top notch.

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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby TheLastGezora » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:34 pm

1. Heisei era
2. Showa era
3. Millenium era
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby godzilla280 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:36 pm

Giveaway412 wrote:1. Heisei era
2. Showa era
3. Millenium era

What he Said :P
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby MDK » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:38 am

godzilla280 wrote:
Giveaway412 wrote:1. Heisei era
2. Showa era
3. Millenium era

What he Said :P


What you said. :d
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby godzilla280 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:04 am

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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby mechabrent » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:36 am

1:Heisei
2:Showa
3:Millenium

Despite some major gripes I have with a lot of the later Showa films, I still prefer it as a whole to the obsessively revisionist garbage of Millenium. It had only two I really like to be honest. G2K and GMK. I loathe Final Wars and think the Kiryu stuff is overrated. The main Millenium styled suit was not my taste, and even though Showa had so many different suits, at least I liked the majority of them.

Heisei wins out in the end due to the superior effects, my favorite suit: BioGoji, and has the honor of being the first era i saw in full and it includes the second film I watched in the franchise after Gojira, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Era

Postby tymon » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:02 am

What is with this "Heisei has superior effects" thing that's been spreading like wildfire lately? If you view special effects with historical context (I know, kids, "con-what?") it's pretty easy to see that any of the 60's films absolutely slaughter the 90's poop, in both innovation and execution. Unless, of course, you're in love with SPARKS, lazy miniatures, immobile suits, soundstagey-soundstages that lack any sense of immersion or atmosphere, Bandai crabs and downright terrible composite shots. :lol:
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