HeiseiGodzilla117 wrote:I think it's funny how some people in the Godzilla fandom froth at the mouth with anger at the thought of Godzilla being anything but a man in a suit. A suit is NOT what makes Godzilla, regardless of what some may think. Godzilla can be delivered in CGI, suitmation, claymation, etc. and as long as it is done well, he will still be Godzilla. Didn't Toho originally want to use claymation to portray Godzilla in Gojira? I hardly think it matters what kinds of effects are used, as long as it is done well.
I disagree with this post.
I think the man in the suit technique is part of the identity of Godzilla. That is the reason some people are upset of the uncertainty that Toho may choose to abandon using suitmation. Suitmation is what Godzilla is known for. While it may be the source of ridicule, that doesn't mean that Toho should just abandon a tradition. Suitmation can be done well, and does not have to become "inferior" to CGI just because it's technically more complex.
Eiji Tsuburaya originally wanted to use stop motion because that's what American films like THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS and KING KONG used. This was before "kaiju" was really it's own genre of film, and before suitmation was associated with the kaiju genre.