SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:And this one's gonna get me some hate.
I think the Godzilla fandom has a REALLY bad problem putting anything "serious" or "dark" on a pedestal while vehemently critiquing anything light hearted.
Not from me...I fully agree with you.
There is nothing wrong with a kaiju film being serious & dark...BUT...
there is nothing wrong with a kaiju film being campy & fun either.
While I enjoy the entire franchise & its "ups & downs" & "tone shifts"
if I'm being honest with myself & all of you here...its the 70's films that
I enjoy the most...especially vs. Hedorah & vs. MechaGodzilla...hell...
I kind of love vs. Megalon...but that's mainly because MST3K helped
me love it.
While I understand the core of the Godzilla character was to basically
be the living embodiment of nuclear destruction...I have no problem
with him being "Earth's Giant Guard Dog" either.