I think you guys are being overdefensive again.
When did I ever say 'GKG was more popular!!'? All I said is he was one of the most popular monsters (debatable, but again, you guys are being overdefensive), and I personally felt he was superior to Showa KG. Yeah, thanks for debating against something I didn't even say.
Again, GKG is a decent design. But I think it goes too far in trying to make the monster look mean. What I love about the original Tusuburaya Ghidora is that even though he's evil he looks like he's actually having a good time. He's practically smiling and the cackling is just perfect. GKG just has these stone cold scowls and the lame Heisei wanna-be Rodan roar.
And as I always say, for me there's more to appreciating a monster than just liking a design. There's the execution and how I feel about the movie it appears in. Some people are able to separate the GKG design from everything else around it. That's fine but I can't do that. Mothra 3 is just an awful movie and to me the execution of GKG is incredibly stiff and unconvincing and it's defeat is just laughable.
Again, GKG is a decent design. But I think it goes too far in trying to make the monster look mean. What I love about the original Tusuburaya Ghidora is that even though he's evil he looks like he's actually having a good time. He's practically smiling and the cackling is just perfect. GKG just has these stone cold scowls and the lame Heisei wanna-be Rodan roar. Sorry, saying the majority like GKG over the Showa version is a false statement
Firstly, I didn't even say GKG was more popular. Unless my opinion suddenly represents the vast majority. (which would be pretty cool actually)
You say GKG looks too mean. Personally, I love the way his heads look. And Showa KG looked to dopish. His hair, which should have been a plus point, looked like pubes, which didn't really help. If Showa KG enjoyed what he was doing, he certainly didn't show it alot. And he also wasn't particularly evil, per se. Both GKG and Showa KG destroyed planets for sport, but based on what was seen on fil, showa KG didn't really seem all that bad. He just went on a rampage through the city (like Rodan, Godzilla and everyone else), and during his battle, which isn't really all that evil in the kaiju scale of things. And he wasn't really all that sadistic, and half the tie, he looked like he was simply trying to get out alive while he was swamped by multiple monsters.
GKG had the advantage of fighting an adversary weaker than him so he could truly show his sadism, like the way he basically kicked and stomped Mothra Leo when he was down. He did more than simply blow up buildings. He is a more definite bastard, using his mind control to make the fairies fight among themselves, and capturing children to eat. He actually did more cruel and sadistic stuff than 'rah, I'm blowing up buildings! I must be the ultimate evil in the galaxy, rah!' His execution is abit stiff, but it is good enough for me. and personally, his design is vastly superior. Some people say one of the great things about KG is how beautiful such an evil being is. GKG examplifies this best IMO.
To me, he's basically Showa KG, but perfected. However, I understand how Showa fans can prefer the oringinal, and I'm certainly in the minority here. Given the circumstances of his appearance, there's not a chance GKG's ever going to be all that popular. I know Showa KG is vastly more popular (enough for me to call him overrated), but that isn't quite enough to follow the crowd and say 'Showa KG is da best!' So let's just leave it at that.