Gojirawars 03 wrote:I'm just some stupid kid who can't appreciate "true art" like Son of Godzilla, as I've been reminded by plenty of people on this site before.
Every time this comes up the question to you is always "why is Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (or whatever Heisei movie) objectively better than Son of Godzilla (or whatever Showa movie)." Each time, your answer is "because Mechagodzilla is a better villain than Kumonga!" -or- "Baby Godzilla isn't as ugly as Minya!" -or- "people standing around in a bunker watching Godzilla and Mechagodzilla blast colorful lasers at each other is more interesting than scientists on an island!"
Those are opinions and you're more than entitled to them. But they don't answer the question, which is always about objectivity. Your answers are subjective examples.
For what it's worth, I think most of us on this site grew up with the Heisei series. Certainly newer or younger fans would have had more access to those films than the Showa films, but even some of us in our late 20s (and older) grew up as the Heisei and Millennium movies were being made and released. I've always enjoyed the Heisei movies but, with few exceptions, I don't think they're as well made as the Godzilla movies of the 1960s.
Your opinion does matter as long as you or anyone else has something to add to a discussion. But that said, don't expect anyone to come around to your side when you only offer shallow criticisms such as "Ebirah is just a big phony looking claw!" or unsubstantiated praise in "the special effects got way better from the Showa era." (We want to know how. Why do you believe that?)