HayesAJones wrote:I adore movies that don't take themselves too seriously, but I'd really like to see a Godzilla that's a real force to be reckoned with, a beast that sides with no one, man or monster.
I'd want this Godzilla to be taken seriously, by both the character and the audience. Of course Godzilla's very existence isn't realistic, but that doesn't mean he shouldn't be handled realistically.
The Dark Knight and the Heisei Gamera trilogy both dealt with similarly unrealistic characters, but they were handled seriously. And all four of those movie are just top-notch.
But besides that era, Godzilla's been either a villain or an anti-hero.
From Gojira to Mothra vs. Godzilla he was a villain. From Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster to All Monster Attack he was more heroic, but still a dangerous force. And then from Return of Godzilla all the way to Godzilla: Final Wars he shifted between villain and anti-hero. With it really comes down to it, Godzilla is a very anti anti-hero.
HayesAJones wrote:I think Godzilla being two-dimensional is more due to the films he was in, not his status as an anti-hero. Anti-hero is a very broad term, meaning Godzilla's character can be expanded upon within that status. He could first appear to be a mindless monster, but as the movie/series continues he's shown to have great intelligence and deep emotion. Something like that, showing that he's moving closer to being a legit hero, but always reminding us that he's still a potentially dangerous force. Kinda like Zilla Jr. in Godzilla: the Series. He's obviously an protagonist, but many episodes show he's still destructive and a potential threat.
In fact, a move from villain to anti-hero seems like a really good chance to characterize Godzilla.
JVM wrote:As for realism, I'd like to point something out.
Realism was one of the driving forces between Godzilla (98)'s behavior. You know, the same behavior this fandom hates with a passion and blames for the movie sucking? The laying eggs? The being afraid of the military? The eating fish?
Varan Bon Ziller wrote:....What ever happened to the innocence of monster banging others brains out...
20th Century Boy wrote:Y'all shouldn't be hating. You should all be happy because you have better tastes!
NSZ wrote:I want to see him NEUTRAL.
Have him defeat the humanity-threatening monster, then turn around and burninate his surroundings, like in G2000. Send a message to humanity that he isn't some protector to be relied upon, nor is he a force that's out there to outright eliminate humanity. Just a force of nature looking out for his own.
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Varan Bon Ziller wrote:The lack of Bay is always a plus...
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