bananaoil wrote:IDW hasn't treated Godzilla any better or worse than Toho has.
I agree with you, and while comic books are not a medium that I'm particularly excited about, I have more faith in IDW to treat Godzilla with respect and to TAKE CHANCES (thus possibly stumbling upon something really adventurous and fun). Toho's cautious mediocrity following the Heisei series resulted in films which were quite forgettable. The two times that they entertained departures from the tried and true and dull, these departures were for entirely wrong reasons (namely the lure of mainstream mega-success with G98 and Final Wars). I have the impression that Toho was no longer making the Godzilla films that they wanted to see but making rather the films that they thought would be successful, safe ventures. That doesn't work. It doesn't work with music, it doesn't work with cinema, it doesn't work with any artform or entertainment. If you want something to be successful, you first have to envision something that you're excited about and then chase that something - not have vague ideas about what will make money and then try and produce that.
I have the impression that the crew at IDW is at least excited about what they're doing - not acting on obligation.