MaxRebo320 wrote:Well, that doesn't necessarily mean the two didn't have their personal differences, just that Kawakita had respect for him as a filmmaker. But considering I don't even remember where I heard the rumor of the two not getting along from, who knows. Regardless, I think its safe to say, even if you like the movies, that his work in Okawara's films really pales in comparison to the work he did for Omori.
I absolutely love Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II and Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. I think the special effects in GVMGII are very solid and superb. The only problem I can think that film had was some people complain the Rodan puppet was stiff, but this never bothered me. I thought it was fine. Godzilla and Rodan's fight is still awesome. The special effects are just amazing IMO. Especially when Godzilla is resurrected and destroys Super Mechagodzilla, and I love the animatronic faces for Godzilla and Baby Godzilla. With GVD, the Destoroyah crabs aren't the best, but I can easily overlook that with the aquarium scene, literally every scene with Burning Godzilla, Destoroyah's final form, Godzilla Junior, the fights, and Godzilla's death (that CGI is better than in any of the Millennium films). Though I will agree, Godzilla vs. Biollante probably has the best special effects of the bunch, and Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah also has very good effects (and those are also two of some of my all time favorites, so I don't really have a problem admitting that).
MaxRebo320 wrote:Kawakita himself actually requested they show Destoryah (One of his lessar works) over Biollante (Easily his best FX job) at G-Fest 2014 though, for whatever reason.
It's probably because he said in an interview that his personal favorite one to work on was Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, mostly due to Burning Godzilla.
http://www.davmil.org/www.kaijuconversa ... wakit2.htm
DM: Which of the Godzilla films for which you directed the special effects is your favorite?
KK: GODZILLA VS. DESTROYER.
KK: I was given the opportunity to show the death of Godzilla. That will never again happen during my lifetime.
I really recommend reading the interviews on David Milner's website. They are very interesting reads, and it's much more reliable then just taking random people's word for it.