GMK is pretty good and a definite fan favorite. I thought it was OK-the FX are quite good and I liked the ruthless evil Godzilla, but I didn't like Mothra's design or powers(stingers? from a moth?) and Ghidorah didn't work as a good guy for me. To me it was like having the Joker or Dr Doom suddenly become good. None of the Millenium films except for Godzilla against Mechagodzilla and Tokyo SOS have any continuity to each other by the way. Kind of odd I thought, but it worked for the most part. As for Destoroyah I forgot to mention how much I like Ken Satsuma's performance as Godzilla in the movie, especially at the end when he finds Junior dying, Godzilla's sorrow and rage really come through.There's also a funny story about why Toho's official spelling for Destoroyah is that way instead of Destroyer as it is pronounced-they were unable to copyright the name Destroyer, so they changed the spelling!
And then the Japanese become The Mole People!
Maybe its me but watching some of the newer Godzilla movies on cable I swear the special effects were better in the original films.
I would definitely agree that is true in most of the 90s films.
I haven't seen all of the 90s movies yet, but the handful I did see had fine special effects. Now, I did watch the Cinemassacre Godzillathon youtube videos and the guy did point out that in a lot of the movies, you can see the wear on the Godzilla costume and it some scenes where monsters are flying, their legs or wings aren't even moving, as if the effects crew just attached a string to them and moved them around in the air. The effects in the Millenium series are pretty good though.
The effects and the suits look great in the Millenium series but the films are crap as are most of the Hesei era films. GMK (2001/02) is probably the last "good" Godzilla film. Before that it was 89 with Godzilla vs. Biollante. Remember ghouls and gals...don't forget to watch some Gamera films too
Godzilla vs. Biollante is coming to dvd/blu ray later this year, just a heads up.I don't like GMK that much either but most people regard it very highly. By the same guy who directed the newer Gamera films.If you ever have any Gamera questions don't be afraid to ask
Thanks for the heads up! I'm still pretty new to the Godzilla franchise but I've been watching them like mad lately, so I'm always open to suggestions. When Godzilla vs Biollante comes out I'll be sure to pick up a copy.Speaking of Gamera, I read that Gamera The Brave is coming out on DVD shortly. Can't wait to see that one!