SG-17 wrote:Bad and cheesy Showa encompasses only a handful of films. Raids Again, Kong, Revenge, Gigan, Megalon. The rest of Showa era ranges from good to fantastic.
1954, Mothra vs, Invasion, DAM, and Mechagodzilla at the very least are fantastic, and what do you know but in three of them Godzilla is a hero.
Hero Godzilla is not bound to a specific level of quality or "cheesiness".
Adding to this cheese does not meant bad. I don't think things like super heroes and Ultraman would have endured if they took themselves serious 100% of the time.