King Caesar wrote:I think once Ebirah came around with his volleyball skills, something went wrong in the mood department.
Well...the mood in the Godzilla films certainly changed (it changed before that, but I won't debate when it started), but who says its a bad mood? The mood in Godzilla films like Ebirah, Horror Of The Deep
and Son Of Godzilla
is more lighthearted and friendly, but that doesn't mean that the Showa era was going downhill at the point. If anything, it helped save it. A lighthearted Godzilla film is remembered more than the standard serious-toned Godzilla films like Invasion Of The Astro-Monster
and Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster
The films at that point where in a decline, and the creators needed to do something to shake things up. Making more lighthearted and non-serious Godzilla films helped to keep Godzilla alive. Not to mention giving us some amazing films like Son Of Godzilla
and Ebirah, Horror Of The Deep
. The mood was different, but it was far from "wrong".