ljacone wrote:I think the biggest unpopular opinion I hold is that I like Ebirah as a monster. I think he is overmatched against Godzilla, naturally, but I like him none the less.
This earns you the right to stay, new guy. There's nothing especially special about Ebirah, but... I dunno, I've just never seen that as a problem. He was and is cool enough for what he was. And being underpowered is the opposite of a problem, for me. I feel like it adds some believability and diversity to the franchise, having some weaker monsters that are just overgrown animals around. Not every kaiju needs to be something as outlandish as Gigan or as powerful as Space Godzilla. A simple big shrimp-lobster hybrid was plenty sufficient to guard an island, prevent ships from coming or going, and threaten the cast in EHOTD, and that was all the story really needed. That he couldn't seriously fight Godzilla is kind of an unimportant side note as far as I'm concerned.
The mutants defeating him in Final Wars
is just... something I can't even care about either way. That movie is so much of a mess that it's like, if humans taking down Ebirah is a problem, so what? Most of the movie was problems, this one can get in line. If it's a good thing, who cares? It's a ten-dollar bill in an overflowing dumpster, I don't really want it.