Worst human character in a Kaiju film, Godzilla or otherwise.

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Worse human character out of any Kaiju film

Poll ended at Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:09 pm

Ford Brody (Godzilla 2014)
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No votes
Pteranodon guy (Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 2)
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14%
Haruo Sakaki (Godzilla Anime)
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57%
Dr. Stewart (War of the Gargantuas)
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14%
Kennys (Showa Era Child characters)
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No votes
Chujo (Tokyo SOS)
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No votes
Other (If other, please specify who)
1
14%
 
Total votes: 7

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news reporter and scientist man from the US dub of King Kong vs Godzilla.
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SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:news reporter and scientist man from the US dub of King Kong vs Godzilla.
Yeah...those guys are awful...

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Grievous wrote:
SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:news reporter and scientist man from the US dub of King Kong vs Godzilla.
Yeah...those guys are awful...

:lol:
Same. The awkwardly inserted in American characters in these movies just don't work for me. Only exceptions are Nick Adams and Raymond Burr.
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King Kong Vs. Godzilla might have the worst "Add In" characters for a US version. Normally the US edits try to improve the pacing (Godzilla 2000) or at the very least create the illusion that the pacing is faster (Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster).

But here, the newsroom scenes just bring the movie to a screeching halt to talk about nonsense that just doesn't matter. It actually feels longer than the original Japanese cut because of these scenes, even though the film is most likely shorter.
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GojiDog wrote:King Kong Vs. Godzilla might have the worst "Add In" characters for a US version. Normally the US edits try to improve the pacing (Godzilla 2000) or at the very least create the illusion that the pacing is faster (Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster).

But here, the newsroom scenes just bring the movie to a screeching halt to talk about nonsense that just doesn't matter. It actually feels longer than the original Japanese cut because of these scenes, even though the film is most likely shorter.
yeahhh but have a few beers and those deadpan lines of dialogue are funny as hell.
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You don't even need to be drunk to find the paleontologist guy hilarious. He's probably the best example of bad sci-fi science in the series.
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JAGzilla wrote:You don't even need to be drunk to find the paleontologist guy hilarious. He's probably the best example of bad sci-fi science in the series.
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This is Godzilla or otherwise, now?

Showa Gamera Kennies pretty much take the cake, then. *Especially* the first one.
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JAGzilla wrote:You don't even need to be drunk to find the paleontologist guy hilarious. He's probably the best example of bad sci-fi science in the series.
No doubt. I was referring more to the (forgive me, it's been a long while since I've watched the US cut) Japanese character that was added in who would look at the camera and would deadpan say to the scientists things like "That's not good news here, Joe" when hearing Godzilla was approaching.

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Kaiju-King42 wrote:This is Godzilla or otherwise, now?

Showa Gamera Kennies pretty much take the cake, then. *Especially* the first one.
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Lumping ALL the "Kennys" into one answer is awfully broad...
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MaxRebo320 wrote:Lumping ALL the "Kennys" into one answer is awfully broad...
But especially the first one...

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^Idk why but referring to them as the "kennies" has me cracking up. Excellent posts, gentlemen.

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At least none of the "Kennys" were as creepy as Hajime Kudo...

Ugh...
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Grievous wrote:At least none of the "Kennys" were as creepy as Hajime Kudo...

Ugh...
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LegendZilla wrote:Who’s that?
The creepy inventor/scientist guy from Godzilla vs. Megaguirus.
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The idea that Haruo is in this running, and was entered in the drawing before the anime trilogy even concluded is ridiculous. He certainly had a lot of development. I could understand if people thought he was generic, but there’s far worse:

Dr. Stewart is definitely the worst. Dr Jacoby phones it in so hard, and he’s so boring. A gigantic step down from the charismatic nick Adams character from the previous film.

Worst characters:
-Whoever was In Varan(I legit can’t remember who the protagonists were despite seeing it a few times). That’s how bad it is.

-Yuko (POTM/COTEOB): Yuko is just a damsel meant for Haruo to have something to do. We know zero throughout her, despite ultimately being an important part of the story.

-The Major from Godzilla vs Biollante:
The guy who controls the super x. Normally I wouldn’t criticize a character for the inner plot points of the film, but doesn’t he just suck at his job? When the fire mirror starts to fail, he keeps using it repeatedly. Then he makes a grave error of where Godzilla will land, and skreeonks up again hard in the second super x fight. I also remember him being late and annoying.

Dr. Stewart is definitely one of the worst. Dr Jacoby phones it in so hard, and he’s so boring. A gigantic step down from the charismatic nick Adams character from the previous film. I don’t think he does anything significant in the plot, afterall it’s the female doctor that bonded with Sanda. Actually if he was removed would the movie be any different?


Honorable mention:
Kobayashi and co from GRA. What did they do other then discover Angurius and Godzilla? They have a painfully forced and pointless romance plot that’s just there to pad out the film. One thing that works in there favor is that they’re directly affected by Godzilla because there’s less fish. It adds a human element to the whole thing.
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I think any character from the anime series can be suggested here and I'd agree with it.
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Maritonic wrote:I think any character from the anime series can be suggested here and I'd agree with it.
STEEL YOURSELF.
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LSD Jellyfish wrote:
Maritonic wrote:I think any character from the anime series can be suggested here and I'd agree with it.
STEEL YOURSELF.
Nah, I couldn't name any of them except Hauro and Elf dude's name I would know if I read it. Then again I think the anime series is a massively failed experiment and the worst this franchise has to offer, but I'm one of those EDGY 15 YEAR OLD BOYZ WHO ONLY LIVES FOR THE MONSTAR FIIIIIGHTZZZZ, clearly.
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Maritonic wrote:
LSD Jellyfish wrote:
Maritonic wrote:I think any character from the anime series can be suggested here and I'd agree with it.
STEEL YOURSELF.
Nah, I couldn't name any of them except Hauro and Elf dude's name I would know if I read it. Then again I think the anime series is a massively failed experiment and the worst this franchise has to offer, but I'm one of those EDGY 15 YEAR OLD BOYZ WHO ONLY LIVES FOR THE MONSTAR FIIIIIGHTZZZZ, clearly.
Agreed.

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