kamilleblu wrote:It seems that Tezuka gets a great deal of hate around here and I find that a little puzzling. Is he any worse than Takao Okawara or Kazuki Omori? The direction of the bulk of the modern Godzilla films is usually nothing more than competent at best. Of all of the post-Showa films, only Shusuke Kaneko and Hideaki Anno have brought anything of actual value to the table in the directing department.
What about the characters? Aren't the casts of these films better than those of Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla II and Godzilla vs Destoroyah. And aren't the monster battles of Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. more dynamic and engaging than anything in the latter Heisei films?
I can't agree with you where Omori is concerned. While he's no Kaneko (but, then, he's also not the same kind of filmmaker as Kaneko), he does stage some scenes in interesting ways, he maintains a much better than Okawara or Tezuka, and at times he uses his actors' faces very well.