Destroyer wrote:GotengoXGodzilla wrote:It really doesn't pay tribute to the Showa era. Just because it referenced a whole bunch of Showa events and said, "Hey! Remember these things? They were pretty cool, huh?" That's a reference, not a tribute.
A tribute would be taking something, essentially putting it on a pedestal and talking about how great it is. Holding it to a higher degree and making other people realize how amazing it. GFW does not do that for the Showa era. Not in the slightest.
Final Wars doesn't just use references. The tone is light, the fights are back to being frantic with actual punches, and for the first time since Terror of Mechagodzilla aliens invade.
Light tone? Absolutely not. People are dying left and right. There are some gruesome and grizzly deaths to both humans and monsters. Any film with so many deaths and general lack of care does not have a light tone.
Frantic fights? Yeah, GFW has them. But I can't think of any "frantic" fights from the Showa era, so I fail to see how that's a reference to the Showa era. Most fights in the Showa era actually take their time. That's the opposite of frantic.
Actual punches? Outside of the final fight, Godzilla never throw a punch in GFW. Also, punching was in more than just the Showa era, so again, I fail to see how that's a reference to the Showa era.
Aliens invading? So what? That doesn't automatically make that a reference to the Showa era. Lots of films have alien invasion.
Maybe it's not attempting to say how great the Showa era is, but from what I and many others got from it was a tribute to the 60's and 70's eras, complete with aliens in spandex.
One, if it's not attempting to say how great the Showa era is, then it's not a tribute. Two, aliens in spandex doesn't mean anything. Lots of non-Showa era aliens have been in spandex. Hell, they're more dressed like people in The Matrix, with their long black spandex outfits and coats.
Aliens in spandex =/= Reference to Showa era