XxComablack1937xX wrote:Let's get the most obvious one out of the way.
Letting Roland Emmerich an Dean Devlin get away with all the shit they did on the 98 film.
Letting Godzilla appeal to children way to much in the late 60's.
Releasing a Godzilla film every year after Godzilla vs King Ghidorah, an after G-2000 without spending proper time on scripts an effects.
Letting Godzilla: Final War's have such a major budget compared to prior films.
Everything else is nip-picking an can pretty much be classified within one of these area's so ill stop here.
Definitely agree on G98.
The children thing probably helped Godzilla survive to some extent though since those types of films were falling out of favor. Son of Godzilla and All Monsters Attack are really only the two primary 60s Godzilla movies that were children-centered.
Generally I'm opposed to sequels each year too because a couple of years or so allows for more development and hopefully a better final product. On the plus side, Gamera 2 came out right after Gamera: GotU an in that year they produced a film of similar quality (better IMO) with improved effects, so it isn't impossible. But the operation of the company at Toho could be different, so I still tend to agree with you. More of an issue in the Heisei films was whoever oversaw the SPFX decisions. I don't know about all budgets, but from GvMG2 through GvD all of the budgets were about $10M, twice what Biollante's was which had infinitely better effects than those films. What happened? How do you double of the budget and have negative progress on something like that? It's bizarre. And it wasn't just the Heisei films. Gamera the Brave had great work on the miniatures and effects and probably had a budget similar or lower than the Millennium G movies.
On a similar note, Toho allowing a big budget didn't hurt the movie in the least. It was the fact that Ryuhei Kitamura was the director that was probably the single biggest issue. Shusuke Kaneko would've probably done so much better seeing as he hasn't produced a single bad daikaiju film IMO. Idk if he was unavailable at the time or those details, but it's just an example.
terrypierson wrote:Licensing Godzilla to Tri-Star.
The original script for "Godzilla vs Gryphon" as I'll call it was all under Tri-Star wasn't it? I mean I fault Emmerich and Devlin for it more than anything. OTOH the people at Tri-Star repeatedly offering the project to people who weren't fans of that very franchise is not a good start, true.