Ironhidensh wrote: AbsumZer0 wrote:
Shadowman wrote:Whatever. At least I know how to enjoy a movie.
He has a point. Let me ask you, why do you feel the need to try and ruin the movie, or force your belief in a movie being bad on everyone else. Are you so awesome that your point of view is the only right one? Why can you not accept that some fans like this movie? That some people like Godzilla '98, and consider it far superior to what came before? Why are you so arrogant and prickish?
He can enjoy the film. Everyone has a right to enjoy whatever they want. But if he's going to try and validate Tristar's Godzilla as great by slamming the original series as cheesy while completely missing the point of the comparison people have made, then yeah, I'm going to call it for what it is. Practically everyone involved in the making of the Tristar Godzilla lost money and credibility over it. In failed because it didn't remain true to the original franchise in any way. It isn't an altogether unwatchable film and there was plenty of talented people involved but the mistakes that were made were huge and could have been completely avoided. Even the people who made the bloody movie will tell you that.
And if someone is going to go about insisting that it's superior to what came before it, fine, but they should at least have seen what they're comparing it to. Some of the Showa Godzilla films were cheap, yes, but to dismiss the Heisei films as 'rubber suits and cardboard buildings' it becomes obvious he hasn't seen them. The dialogue and the hokey mysticism are fair-game (they are made primarily for older children and young adolescents, after all) but the costumes are on-par, if not exceeding, what was done in films like Predator and the first 2 Alien films. The 'cardboard buildings' are intricate scale models that would put most special effects scale model builders here in the states to shame.
Do they have the dazzling cgi of the Tristar Godzilla? No, but apart from tradition they can't afford to invest $150 million on a film whose primary audience is a nation as small as Japan. Instead they're making entire films with the budget of what an American producer would spend to sign Tom Cruise.
Again, if you're going to come out all high-and-mighty and insist that your unpopular opinion is gospel then you'd best know what it is you're talking about.