Vakanai wrote:MechaGoji Bro7503 wrote:Vakanai wrote:1. No Hedorah, always thought he was the worst designed kaiju next to Minya. Like a frumpy moldy rug.
I mean, Hedorah beat the crud out of Godzilla arguably more than any other monster. I found his design to be intimidating because he looks so misshapen.
Doesn't matter, if they use him they would either have to radically redesign him until all the Showa purists here meltdown and whine and moan about him being HINO and that they might as well have used an original creation and blah blah blah, and I just don't want to read all that. Or highly, highly, highly unlikely, but still a scary thought however slim, they stay true to that butt ugly and silly design, which would be a horrendous mistake because no way is the general audience going to take that seriously. Either way it's just not worth it to me.
There is no means in any conceivable reality to redeem that design, so therefore it's impossible to throw away such a chance to begin with. Can't throw away what doesn't exist. And you would be wasting your time trying to convince me otherwise.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the film Hedorah appears in, and I don't hate the character outside his design, and frankly it works in the Showa setting. But we don't live in the Showa era anymore, and that design has no place in a modern, big, CGI spectacle of a movie. Sometimes, things are best left in the past. Hedorah is best left to his own little piece of movie history.
Hedorah could absolutely work in another medium like an animated film, heck he appeared in a few animated segments in his debut. I just don't see how he cannot be brought back at all, for instance he reappeared in a cameo in Final Wars and technically POTM, so there's no way Toho is opposed to bringing him back.
"The Smog Monster" is a decently known Godzilla foe, and I'm pretty sure Hedorah is supposed to be ugly as hell. Yes, we don't live in the Showa Era anymore, neither does Toho, or Legendary and WB for that matter. Might not be worth it to you (and there's nothing wrong with that), but down the line it's possible he'll appear in the MV.
Why say we would be wasting our time trying to convince you otherwise? Kind of a silly thing to say on a forum that promotes discussion. Also, why are you calling out the "Showa purists"? I suppose I'm one but I genuinely enjoy aspects from all over the franchise.