GotengoXGodzilla wrote:...Pretty sure Godzilla won, because Rodan gave him his life force.
Which only pushes the life vs. artificial life theme, and to support that even further the Garuda was supposed to bring Godzilla back to consciousness from an energy leak or something but they swapped it with Rodan's own excess radiation. Godzilla would have ultimately won no matter what from the plot and theme of the movie, not from what-if fantasy match type stuff.
I don't see how that pushes the "life vs. artificial life" theme any further. You can apply the same circumstances to two artificial creatures, and it would still work. Let's say that MechaGodzilla was the hero, and Godzilla was beating the crap out of him, and MechaGodzilla was running low on energy. Using some technical bullshit, the Garuda (in place of Rodan), could transfer all of it's energy to MechaGodzilla, giving him his second wind and beating Godzilla.
Energy is energy. It can be transfered just as much from organic creatures to inorganic creatures. And that's the problem with the whole "life vs. artificial life" theme of GvsMG2. They don't do a good job with it. I'm not saying that it doesn't fit in the film, but that it takes proper planning and scenes to make it work. GvsMG2 didn't do that well enough. In the end, life is shown to be the only way to go, according to the film. Whereas artificial life is shown in such a negative light that there's no arguing for it. So it's really not "life vs. artificial life", but "Life is awesome. Artificial life sucks." If there has to be a "versus" part, where it's one against another, then both sides have to be shown evenly, and that's not the case in GvsMG2.
Also, there is no written rule that says Godzilla has to win in the end. Hell, in preproduction for the film, Godzilla was
suppose to lose to MechaGodzilla. Sometimes in a story, the hero doesn't win. Sometimes the story doesn't follow the traditional genre traits that it's given. The film could have just as easily gone with Godzilla losing to MechaGodzilla. That's just how life is.