I think that the relevance is that both are franchises which have fallen out of favor with much of the general public and are viewed as outdated and campy. Both had good original films, but many sequels which didn't do them justice. Both were recently remade by people who weren't faithful to the source material and failed to understand what had made the originals special. These remakes left a bad taste in the mouths of both fans and casual audiences.
Now, the new planet of the apes film and the upcoming Godzilla film take a stance which insists on embracing (or so Legendary says) the mythos of their forerunners. RO Planet of the Apes borrowed elements from earlier movies - great fan service. Legendary has insisted that a similar reverence to the history of Godzilla is something we can expect.
Agreed. LP seems to be really paying attention here, whether you agree that Edwards and Goyer were a good pick to spearhead the film or not. They said there was going to be monster fights, which made my day, and theyve obviously taken a note from GINO's failure and gone with the traditional Godzilla design. Im just happy they are stickin to the roots and not trying to make the film something its not. Theres no doubt they are watching closely at how audiences and critics are reacting to the new Planet of the Apes, and how they can apply that to their film. Both have strong, die hard fan bases which can be (or are) hard to please, so Im sure they pushed it back to 2014 for good reason, which I for one am happy about if that means they are really going to try and make a great Godzilla flick.
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