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Eh,i prefer my Godzilla's being slim and speedy. Final Wars hit me almost perfectly on that note....then they had to give him that rat face :lol:
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tyrantgoji wrote:Eh,i prefer my Godzilla's being slim and speedy. Final Wars hit me almost perfectly on that note....then they had to give him that rat face :lol:
I really like how we're polar opposites. It shows the range that Godzilla has as a character, and can please two completely different types of audiences.

For me, the slow and sluggish feel of the bulky Godzillas scream absolute power to me. Even when he moved faster in KOTM, Godzilla still felt like he had weight to him.

In general, fictional characters that are more about strength and power have always resonated with me more, rather than characters that are smaller and more agile.
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JAGzilla wrote:Anime Godzilla seems to have been designed to not appeal to me. I don't like most aspects of his appearance, his absurd size, his overpoweredness, his 'blindly kill everything because' personality, his sluggish movement, his beam-spammy fighting style, or the fact that he has a force field.

I don't have any objection to a plant-based Godzilla, but I feel like they didn't do much with that origin. They should commit next time and give us something closer to Biollante.
If they had done something like having moss and mushrooms covering some parts of his body, some vines hanging under his arms, and maybe some rose thorns alongside his dorsal plates probably would've made me be less hard on the design as I am now. Looking back at it, I feel they dropped the ball on Godzilla Earth's look.

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tyrantgoji wrote:Eh,i prefer my Godzilla's being slim and speedy. Final Wars hit me almost perfectly on that note....then they had to give him that rat face :lol:
Yeah I'm surprised we haven't gotten slim Goji's like what we see in the Showa films more often.

Okay we've had bulky buff Godzilla, I wanna see slim jacked Godzilla. Those abs on Legendary and anime Goji would be more noticeable on a slim body than a bulked one.
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DirektorSplennic wrote:
tyrantgoji wrote:Eh,i prefer my Godzilla's being slim and speedy. Final Wars hit me almost perfectly on that note....then they had to give him that rat face :lol:
I really like how we're polar opposites. It shows the range that Godzilla has as a character, and can please two completely different types of audiences.

For me, the slow and sluggish feel of the bulky Godzillas scream absolute power to me. Even when he moved faster in KOTM, Godzilla still felt like he had weight to him.

In general, fictional characters that are more about strength and power have always resonated with me more, rather than characters that are smaller and more agile.
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I always imagine Ghidorah being the big bulky one,it fits his character. He destroys planets for a living,shouldn't a monster with that power just look like a giant brick wall? And it makes him and my vision of Godzilla polar opposites. One's Earth greatest warrior,a powerful monster yet also comes along with great speed and a body to prove it. His adversary is a being from another world,a massive bulky being that will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants:a planets destruction.
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Honestly, instead of a totally plant Godzilla for AniGoji, I would have made something some concept arts of Behemoth or Hathi from the 2018 Mowgli movie, with plants and all that growing in him

Hell, maybe go all the crazy and make it so Godzilla carried an entire ecosystem on him, the entirety of the first movie happening, without the characters knowing, happening directly on Godzilla.

Now, that would have needed for Godzilla to be monstruously big, breaking into kilometers tall, so maybe It would have been excessive
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It'd be a Hollywood level mind skreeonk, that's for sure.

You could always do a Shin 5th form reveal shot at the end with the camera panning up his back to see a Godzilla ecosystem growing on his back :freak:
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ManuJM1997 wrote:Honestly, instead of a totally plant Godzilla for AniGoji, I would have made something some concept arts of Behemoth or Hathi from the 2018 Mowgli movie, with plants and all that growing in him

Hell, maybe go all the crazy and make it so Godzilla carried an entire ecosystem on him, the entirety of the first movie happening, without the characters knowing, happening directly on Godzilla.

Now, that would have needed for Godzilla to be monstruously big, breaking into kilometers tall, so maybe It would have been excessive
Sorry but i'm gonna have to disagree on him being that big. 300 is enough for any monster to have smaller trees grown on him.
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tyrantgoji wrote:
ManuJM1997 wrote:Honestly, instead of a totally plant Godzilla for AniGoji, I would have made something some concept arts of Behemoth or Hathi from the 2018 Mowgli movie, with plants and all that growing in him

Hell, maybe go all the crazy and make it so Godzilla carried an entire ecosystem on him, the entirety of the first movie happening, without the characters knowing, happening directly on Godzilla.

Now, that would have needed for Godzilla to be monstruously big, breaking into kilometers tall, so maybe It would have been excessive
Sorry but i'm gonna have to disagree on him being that big. 300 is enough for any monster to have smaller trees grown on him.

Yeah, small trees.

What I envisioned was an entire, self-contained and sufficient kaiju ecosystem growing on Earth's back. With Filius being the equivalent of a small flea or tick for scale.
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ManuJM1997 wrote:
tyrantgoji wrote:
ManuJM1997 wrote:Honestly, instead of a totally plant Godzilla for AniGoji, I would have made something some concept arts of Behemoth or Hathi from the 2018 Mowgli movie, with plants and all that growing in him

Hell, maybe go all the crazy and make it so Godzilla carried an entire ecosystem on him, the entirety of the first movie happening, without the characters knowing, happening directly on Godzilla.

Now, that would have needed for Godzilla to be monstruously big, breaking into kilometers tall, so maybe It would have been excessive
Sorry but i'm gonna have to disagree on him being that big. 300 is enough for any monster to have smaller trees grown on him.

Yeah, small trees.

What I envisioned was an entire, self-contained and sufficient kaiju ecosystem growing on Earth's back. With Filius being the equivalent of a small flea or tick for scale.
Making Godzilla himself that size is a bad idea since he'll need to move around a lot (What kind of Godzilla movie would have him move too slow or too little to notice?) and the ecosystem would be tossed around like soda in a can. Godzilla's uprights stature wouldn't help with staying on him either. I think something like that is better for a quadrupedal slow moving Kaiju like Methuselah instead. (I would have preferred if he was way bigger than Godzilla instead of slighly like shown, but also still subservient to him)
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I like GFW Godzilla's biceps. Closest to a jacked Godzilla we've gotten.

ManuJM1997 wrote:Honestly, instead of a totally plant Godzilla for AniGoji, I would have made something some concept arts of Behemoth or Hathi from the 2018 Mowgli movie, with plants and all that growing in him

Hell, maybe go all the crazy and make it so Godzilla carried an entire ecosystem on him, the entirety of the first movie happening, without the characters knowing, happening directly on Godzilla.

Now, that would have needed for Godzilla to be monstruously big, breaking into kilometers tall, so maybe It would have been excessive
They could have just been walking on him at times cause he was partly underground sleeping. I mean that's sort of what happened with the 300 meter one.
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I actually like the idea of Godzilla actually having coral and barnacles and stuff growing on him. Would make sense for something like MonsterVerse Godzilla where he's an ancient lifeform that hibernates on the ocean floor.
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Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:I actually like the idea of Godzilla actually having coral and barnacles and stuff growing on him. Would make sense for something like MonsterVerse Godzilla where he's an ancient lifeform that hibernates on the ocean floor.
Agree, similar to the OG Gojira, where they found an ancient mollusk that lived in Godzilla's foot.
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Many organisms have lived on Godzilla, but it's clear they suffer horrible side effects.

The Trilobite in 1954 was incredibly irradiated.

The Shockirus in 1984 were sea louses that fed off Godzilla's energy and DNA and mutated.

One of my favorite minor things in the IDW comics was the Strange Bird from Godzilla Legends 5.
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The Shockirus in 1984 were sea louses that fed off Godzilla's energy and DNA and mutated.

One of my favorite minor things in the IDW comics was the Strange Bird from Godzilla Legends 5.
The Dark Horse comics had a reference to the Shockirus, in "To Climb the Tallest Monster". Like, the creature on Godzilla definitely looked like it.
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Heisei Gyaos, not including pretty much all the showa monsters, has the best monster roar. I sorta think post Heisei, maybe right after Biollante, everyone gave up on making unique monster roars.
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LSD Jellyfish wrote:Heisei Gyaos, not including pretty much all the showa monsters, has the best monster roar. I sorta think post Heisei, maybe right after Biollante, everyone gave up on making unique monster roars.
Gyaos growing to its final size and letting loose the classic Showa roar is one of the best scenes in the trilogy.
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Terasawa wrote:
LSD Jellyfish wrote:Heisei Gyaos, not including pretty much all the showa monsters, has the best monster roar. I sorta think post Heisei, maybe right after Biollante, everyone gave up on making unique monster roars.
Gyaos growing to its final size and letting loose the classic Showa roar is one of the best scenes in the trilogy.
And the scene with him eating the people just a moment before is one of the scariest :)
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The reason I've never liked King Kong vs. Godzilla is because the Kong suit looks so atrocious, I cringe every time he's onscreen, and therefore I can't see the movie as anything other than parody. I know most people don't like the Kong suit, but it really bothers me to the point where I don't like watching the film.

I like that Mothra got more powerful in the Heisei series. I like that she went from a sacrificial underdog to a goddess with antenna lasers and wing lightning. We already have Anguirus and Baragon as good underdogs. I like that Mothra became someone who looks beautiful and fragile but is deceptively dangerous.

I think the space apes in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla are lamer than the cockroaches in Godzilla vs. Gigan.
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HedorahIsBestGirl wrote:I think the space apes in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla are lamer than the cockroaches in Godzilla vs. Gigan.
Because they are. That's just an objective fact you've stated.
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