Godzilla’s Most Hated Movie Did 1 Thing Better Than The MonsterVerse
Despite its many failures, the most hated move in the Godzilla franchise actually handled one element of the character better than the MonsterVerse.
most hated Godzilla movie in franchise history notably accomplished one thing the MonsterVerse never could. Released in 1998, Roland Emmerich Godzilla The film was originally meant to be the start of something big for Sony Pictures. However, its terrible reputation with fans prevented it from leading to a sequel.
When Sony Pictures released the first Hollywood adaptation of Toho Godzilla property, it was hoped that she would launch her own franchise. But it was not to be. Instead, it’s widely seen as a movie that much of the fanbase would rather forget about. The response to 1998 Godzilla naturally to a certain distrust vis-à-vis future American productions linked to the King of the Monsters. More than a decade later, Legendary’s take on the iconic kaiju has demonstrated that fans are indeed open to a Hollywood take on the Godzilla story. Actually, Gareth Edwards Godzilla The film was such a hit that it resulted in a shared cinematic universe starring Kong and two additional big-screen adventures for Godzilla.
Despite its many failures, it should be emphasized that the work of Roland Emmerich Godzilla film has a merit that the MonsterVerse version does not share. True to how he was portrayed in the 1954 classic, Sony’s Godzilla was a villain in his own right who mindlessly wreaked havoc on cities. While the MonsterVerse films draw more inspiration from the heroic phase of Godzilla in the Showa era, the 1998 film was rooted in Toho’s original vision of what Godzilla was meant to be. Rather than presenting Godzilla as an ancient force of nature, Emmerich’s film portrayed the King of the Monsters as a catastrophic error created by nuclear testing.
Why Godzilla Isn’t A Villain In The MonsterVerse
The MonsterVerse Is The Closest To Making Godzilla A Villain Was In Godzilla vs. Kong, where he was shown viciously pursuing Kong and destroying a mysterious facility in Florida. But in this case, he was really more of an anti-hero looking to prove his dominance over Kong while secretly working to prevent the rise of Mechagodzilla. Being a true villain would be contrary to how Godzilla functions as a character in the MonsterVerse. Unlike the original film and the 1998 remake, the 2014 film featured its Godzilla as a monster awakened by – but not born from – nuclear explosions. Instead of being treated as a rampaging terror by humanity, Legendary’s Godzilla is an ancient alpha predator who rises from the ocean to protect the planet from threats that would upset the balance of nature. By going this route, Legendary managed to justify keeping Godzilla on the side of humans.
As for why the MonsterVerse was able to reinvent Godzilla without the same level of criticism applied to the 1998 film, it can be attributed to the idea that Legendary avoided changing the Japanese pop culture icon’s most beloved elements. . Unlike Emmerich’s film, MonsterVerse’s Godzilla still has the terrifying, all-powerful face and basic design of the creature that inspired it. Not only that, but Godzilla’s legacy rests on more than just its first film. That’s why it’s never really been a problem for Legendary to depart from the 1954 original and delve deeper into by Godzilla more heroic feats in Showa-era movies like Ghidorah, the three-headed monster and Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla.
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