Forgive me father for I have sinned...
- I don't enjoy Godzilla (1954) as much as practically any of the other Showa films. Not because it isn't a good film but because it's extremely bleak and I have to be in a dark mood to watch it. I'd rather watch any of the (figuratively and literally) more colorful Godzilla films of the 60s and 70s. While I regard G54 as the best film in the series overall, it's never been one of my favorites.
- I don't think that King Ghidorah was ever a particularly menacing villain. He's big and he has a memorable design but there's plenty of other kaiju baddies who were portrayed as more menacing onscreen. Mechagodzilla and Hedorah are the obvious examples from the Showa era but, hell, I think that Kumonga was more threatening in her debut film than Ghidorah ever was.
- I enjoy Jun Fukuda's directorial style more than Ishiro Honda's. I think Honda's films tend to be more well-rounded and objectively "better" overall but Fukuda has skreeonking flair. I pick up and watch SOG and Gigan more than most of Honda's kaiju movies.
- Speaking of Honda, I enjoy War of the Gargantuas and Destroy All Monsters the most out of all his films even though I don't think they are two of his strongest.
- Objectively, I think Return of Godzilla is easily the best Heisei film. It's production is incredibly competent but it's just that, competent; it isn't bold or daring or special. It's a damn well-made movie without the heart and soul of the Showa films. That's my take, anyway.
- I would enjoy both Godzilla vs. Biollante and vs. King Ghidorah way, way more if not for the godawful gaijin actors. I understand that being annoyed by a few bad actors in minor roles is a petty reason to take issue with a movie but it really does greatly hinder my enjoyment of both films.
- I think that Gamera: Revenge of Iris is better than any Godzilla movie. Also, I'll show the Heisei Gamera trilogy to friends before any of the Godzilla films. Sorry if that means my "trufan" card needs to be revoked.
- My biggest gripe with the anime trilogy is the lack of a proper kaiju fight. To be clear, I maintain that there are a myriad of problems with these movies, but if the second and third films had delivered epic shonen-esq final battles between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla/Ghidorah, I'd probably forgive a lot of that.
The sea has cobalt, it's full of mercury. Too many fumes in our oxygen!
All the smog now is choking you and me. Good Lord, where is it gonna end?
Got to get it back, someday. Got to get it back, and soon now.
For tomorrow maybe you and me...
We're movin', we're movin', movin' to the Moon now!
It's up to us to make a choice.
We know what it's worth to save the Earth!