JVM wrote:What better evidence is there?
Are you familiar with the term "sample error," JVM?
An opinion poll that received very little participation on a fan forum hardly constitutes strong evidence of anything. Talk to me when you've gathered significant
academic and commercial sources that all support a singular consensus.
This isn't about liking GFW, this is about thinking it's a good film.
I also don't let fan polls tell me which films I should or shouldn't consider good cinema.
It takes itself very seriously.
No, it doesn't.
It's an exaggerated, over-the-top action film. By it's very nature it doesn't take itself seriously. I would reference things like the cop/pimp New York scene, the Mt. Fuji battle, or the general tone of the ending, but the film speaks for itself.
Big whoop. That's not what Godzilla's fiftieth anniversary is about.
From dictionary.com:Anniversary (n):
1. the yearly recurrence of the date of a past event: the tenth anniversary of their marriage.
2. the celebration or commemoration of such a date.
1. returning or recurring each year; annual.
Couple that with the fact that Final Wars
rolls several elements from Toho's sci-fi library into one film, including monsters, technology, plot elements, and a tone that prevailed during the bulk of the Showa series, and you have a film that does more to commemorate the franchise as a whole
than Space Godzilla
or Godzilla Returns