I love how this proves my point. All you are saying is opinions, nothing more, but you act so pretentious, as if every word you type is a fact. You like to paint the Showa movies as masterpieces and the Heisei movies as bad and shun anyone who doesn't agree with that notion. The moment I start saying flaws about Mothra vs. Godzilla you all go haywire and shout back "No... you!" (and I find it so funny that you guys didn't even respond to my criticism... it's almost as if it's TRUE). Again, harkening back to my friend that was kicked off for saying a flaw about a Showa film. I swear this place should be renamed "Showa Kingdom".
I love Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II for a lot of reasons. The story is not sloppy at all, it's easily the most well-written of the Heisei series. It's been widely praised as being quite coherent and straightforward while still being effective by many (Monster Zero News, American Kaiju, etc.). The fights genuinely get me very excited and amped up all of the time no matter how many times I've watched it. It's literally the most entertaining film in my opinion. I also find the human story to be really engaging too, especially with BabyGodzilla, and the human characters are interesting. And as KaijuCanuck said, it does a great job giving the kaiju, especially Godzilla, personality and characterization. It's really one of the few Godzilla movies where when I watch it, I don't ever question my ranking of it. If anything rewatching it just reconfirms my love for it. It will always be my favorite. And tons of other people love it too on practically every other platform. Kaiju review sites often give it good ratings. Ed Godziszewski wrote for his review for Monster Zero News that, "Of all the films of the renewed series, Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla II represents Toho’s most technically and artistically successful effort. Although Omori had introduced some new ideas into the series, his scripts were becoming increasingly cliche and contrivance ridden to the point of negating whatever good may have existed elsewhere in his films. Wataru Mimura replaced Omori as writer and opted for more of a straight-forward action film, focusing the human drama mostly on advancing the monster story and avoiding pointless side plots. As a result, the film’s pacing is very good, progressing smoothly without any dull spots. With the aid of a more competent cast and better script than last time, Okawara delivers a more polished effort at directing the human drama. Combining Mimura’s script with some crisp editing and outstanding technical effects, Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla delivers the goods as a terrific action film and passable drama." He goes on to say, "The action sequences in this film are impeccable...excitingly staged, logical, and quite dramatic." Last I checked Godziszewski is a very good critic and a well-respected Godzilla historian. "The Official Godzilla Compendium" and "The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies Vol 2." also give it great reviews, the both stating that the film works in practically every category. GvMGII is a well made movie too, as is MvG.
About the whole "stakes" thing with the fights, that's just because there's a different number of them. Mothra vs. Godzilla has only two, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II has four. The last two battles have stakes, just like the two battles at the end of MvG do. The first two fights in GvMGII are merely to entertain (which they succeed at in my opinion) and because they make logical sense considering the location of the monsters and their personal motivations. The Fire Rodan-Mechagodzilla fight puts Azusa and Baby's lives at risk, and the final battle between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla has stakes because it's very possible for Godzilla to die. I could criticize GvMG 74 for the first two battles not having any stakes also. A lot of the first fights in the Showa series don't have any stakes either. Kong's first fight with Godzilla? Godzilla and Rodan's fight in Ghidorah: TTHM? Godzilla's first fight with Hedorah? Godzilla's first fight with Titanosaurus? Don't have any stakes at all. Even the final fight in Invasion of Astro-Monster doesn't have any stakes, it's just them tussling around for a minute after finally regaining consciousness.
I love how you guys can't accept plant music giving monsters power or telepathy when you praise a film immensely with nonsensical Planet of the Ape ripoff villains that somehow gain intelligence through a human disguise, people being able to sing to monsters to wake them up or make them hatch, Godzilla randomly popping through buildings and gaining magnetic powers through contrived writing, and alien races looking a lot like animals from Earth even though that's mathematically impossible. That's bias. The levels of your suspension of disbelief just boggles me. Oh wait, you're level of suspension of disbelief is "I can accept all of the nonsense in Showa, saying it's imaginative, but anytime Heisei requires me to suspend my disbelief with a creative idea, nope, I'll just call it bad writing, even though it makes a hell of a lot more sense then the Showa stuff does!" You guys are worse then CinemaSins complaining about the teleprompter not being able to be fixed for Tony's presentation in Captain America: Civil War. You're the kind of people who would go "Superman can fly? That's ridiculous!", "Alien blood can melt through anything but it doesn't seep through it's skin? That's ridiculous!", and, "The force exists? That's ridiculous! What a stupid, half-baked idea!" Just because it's serious-toned film doesn't mean it has to be 100% realistic and can't allow any suspension of disbelief, it's still a Sci-Fi / Fantasy film. Alien and Aliens are some of the most serious movies you can get and nothing there is realistic at all. I can easily suspend my disbelief for this film since I'm very invested in the story and the monster scenes entertain me.