Legion1979 wrote:Goji wrote:He seemed to have a really hard time finding ways to make flying monsters actually look alive.
And that's the reason why, no matter how great the Heisei Rodan or adult Mothra may have hypothetically looked, to me they're still far below par compared to the 1956 Rodan or 1964 Mothra. I don't even have a huge problem with the design of the 1991 King Ghidora, but it's not brought to life even half as well as Tsuburaya's was. To me, design and execution go hand in hand. Even the best-looking suit or prop is going to come off looking like ass if it's not handled right. And THAT'S the biggest issue I have with the Heisei monsters. Great ideas, good designs and solid construction...but piss poor execution.
Aside from Godzilla and Biollante.
I have to separate design and execution. If I took them hand-in-hand, I'd honestly dislike most of the Showa series. I could care less about half of the designs and ideas of the time, but the execution is what makes it half-way entertaining to me.
Anything after Hedorah (hell, even Hedorah has some issues in my book) just fail in terms of design and execution. Spare Gigan and Titanosaurus.
I love the MechaGodzilla Showa design but its execution is God awful in my book.