TokyoVigilante wrote:A) Firstly, one of my main issues for a while is that it was treated like it had this depth and importance about it like Gojira for no other reason then that it was the other B&W Godzilla movie. When in fact, if you read about the background and history of the films production, it was a project conceived on the exact opposite side of the cinematic spectrum as Gojira.
B) It's often attributed with starting the "Godzilla vs." formula, when it actually doesn't at all.
C) It's just an incredibly unremarkable film, especially when sitting between two massive and important titans of the franchise (Gojira and King Kong vs. Godzilla). It doesn't bring anything new to the table, it doesn't do anything particularly well and does lots of things blandly and without alot of energy or enthusiasm behind it.
okay, you got me there, what are you talking about?
I've seen GRA
claimed as a landmark or noteworthy film because it's the first film in the franchise to have Godzilla fight something. But the formula the film uses doesn't match anything that is used since. None of the films have used the formula from GRA
. The formula that is used was started with King Kong vs. Godzilla
, with both monsters getting top billing as worthy opponents and the plot centering around bringing them together for the final act of the film being resolved by their confrontation.
That is nothing like GRA
, it's just a re-tread of Gojira
for the first two acts with another monster acting as scenary. Anguirus isn't central to the plot in the slightest and is entirely inconsequential. You would have the same movie if he wasn't in it.