GodzillaDude wrote:I never said that the Heisei films were/are only viewed by a more sophisticated audience what I meant was it took itself more consistently seriously than Showa.
You've yet to present evidence that proves this point.
And I would make the point that almost the entire Showa series takes itself very seriously. Films like Mothra vs. Godzilla
, Son Of Godzilla
, Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster
, Ebirah, Horror Of The Deep
, not to mention Godzilla
, all talk about issues that concerned the filmmakers at the time of the film's release. The rise of corporate power, the growing size of world hunger, the threat of China, rebellion from the youth, and the fear of nuclear warfare are all themes that are present in these films, and reflect what was happening in the real world. The filmmakers took their work seriously enough to add in themes from the real world to these films.
If people like Ishiro Honda and Jun Fukuda didn't take their work more seriously than the filmmakers of the Heisei era, then we probably wouldn't be talking about the Godzilla films right now.
I admit that the Heisei films still had that same kind of stuff in it but even the monster fights didn't have something like Godzilla flying or dancing.
So suddenly, because the Showa series has one or two moments of being funny, moments which only last a few seconds mind you, that means that the entire Heisei series is more serious than the Showa series?
That doesn't make any sense.