History YMMV / Godzilla

25th Feb '17 12:14:30 PM Anddrix
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* SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound[=/=]HellIsThatNoise: Godzilla's trademark roar. It was originally created by coating a leather glove in resin and dragging it down the strings of a double bass.

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* SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound[=/=]HellIsThatNoise: SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound: Godzilla's trademark roar. It was originally created by coating a leather glove in resin and dragging it down the strings of a double bass.
24th Dec '16 7:04:32 PM Warwolf
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*** Most fans will actually accept him being called 'Big G' for short, as it's never a question who this is in reference to. "Godzi" is also a minor, but usually accepted diminutive for him.
19th Dec '16 9:55:59 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Godzilla is all over the place with Anti-Hero tropes, sometimes he has no character and is merely [[GaiasVengeance a symbolic metaphor]]. For those incarnations [[ItCanThink where he clearly demonstrates intelligence]], it often begs many-a-question. Is the monster is being intentionally destructive out of [[NatureisNotNice primal savageness]]? Or just a [[TragicMonster tragic being]] that is [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength too big and too powerful]] to ever peacefully co-exist with other life-forms?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Godzilla is all over the place with Anti-Hero tropes, sometimes he has no character and is merely [[GaiasVengeance a symbolic metaphor]]. For those incarnations [[ItCanThink where he clearly demonstrates intelligence]], it often begs many-a-question. Is the monster is being intentionally destructive out of [[NatureisNotNice [[NatureIsNotNice primal savageness]]? Or just a [[TragicMonster tragic being]] that is [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength too big and too powerful]] to ever peacefully co-exist with other life-forms?
3rd Oct '16 12:06:15 PM StFan
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** With the original version of Gojira becoming better known in the States there has been a backlash against King of The Monsters. However numerous historians have pointed out that Godzilla would not be so well known if not for King of The Monsters. Even Raymond Burr as been redeemed somewhat in fan's eyes when it was revealed he refused the comical lines and played his reprisal in Godzilla1985 with dignity.

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** With the original version of Gojira becoming better known in the States there has been a backlash against King of The Monsters. However numerous historians have pointed out that Godzilla would not be so well known if not for King of The Monsters. Even Raymond Burr as been redeemed somewhat in fan's eyes when it was revealed he refused the comical lines and played his reprisal in Godzilla1985 ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla'' with dignity.
14th Jul '16 3:49:18 PM Anddrix
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23rd Jun '16 8:17:31 PM asten
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** It's been a slow process, but Zilla (aka American!Godzilla, aka GINO) has been gradually redeemed in the eyes of the fandom. The animated series featuring his more Godzilla-like son (with Zilla as an undead, robotic antagonist) helped, as did his brief appearance in ''Final Wars'', where he received a beating from the original Godzilla. It's in the IDW comic ''Rulers of Earth'' however, that Zilla reached his final redemption, [[TookALevelInBadass taking a huge level in badass]] and holding his own with the real Godzilla. The comic more or less indicates that Godzilla was the stronger of the two and would have killed Zilla if the fight had continued, but Zilla put up a fantastic fight against big G. The fandom universally acknowledging it as a great moment for both combatants. Zilla also gets some good moments later in the series such as surviving a fight with Destoroyah and being one of the only monsters to evade capture buy the alien Tripods and destroyed several of them.

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** It's been a slow process, but Zilla (aka American!Godzilla, aka GINO) has been gradually redeemed in the eyes of the fandom. The animated series featuring his more Godzilla-like son (with Zilla as an undead, robotic antagonist) helped, as did his brief appearance in ''Final Wars'', where he received a beating from the original Godzilla. It's in the IDW comic ''Rulers of Earth'' however, that Zilla reached his final redemption, [[TookALevelInBadass taking a huge level in badass]] and holding his own with the real Godzilla. The comic more or less indicates that Godzilla was the stronger of the two and would have killed Zilla if the fight had continued, but Zilla put up a fantastic fight against big G. The fandom universally acknowledging it as a great moment for both combatants. Zilla also gets some good moments later in the series such as surviving a fight with Destoroyah and being one of the only monsters to evade capture buy by the alien Tripods and destroyed several of them.
23rd Jun '16 8:14:38 PM asten
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** It's been a slow process, but Zilla (aka American!Godzilla, aka GINO) has been gradually redeemed in the eyes of the fandom. The animated series featuring his more Godzilla-like son (with Zilla as an undead, robotic antagonist) helped, as did his brief appearance in ''Final Wars'', where he received a beating from the original Godzilla. It's in the IDW comic ''Rulers of Earth'' however, that Zilla reached his final redemption, [[TookALevelInBadass taking a huge level in badass]] and holding his own, however briefly, with the real Godzilla, with the fandom universally acknowledging it as a great moment for both combatants.

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** It's been a slow process, but Zilla (aka American!Godzilla, aka GINO) has been gradually redeemed in the eyes of the fandom. The animated series featuring his more Godzilla-like son (with Zilla as an undead, robotic antagonist) helped, as did his brief appearance in ''Final Wars'', where he received a beating from the original Godzilla. It's in the IDW comic ''Rulers of Earth'' however, that Zilla reached his final redemption, [[TookALevelInBadass taking a huge level in badass]] and holding his own, however briefly, own with the real Godzilla, with Godzilla. The comic more or less indicates that Godzilla was the stronger of the two and would have killed Zilla if the fight had continued, but Zilla put up a fantastic fight against big G. The fandom universally acknowledging it as a great moment for both combatants.combatants. Zilla also gets some good moments later in the series such as surviving a fight with Destoroyah and being one of the only monsters to evade capture buy the alien Tripods and destroyed several of them.
4th May '16 4:46:12 AM Anicomicgeek
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** The movies are claimed to have undergone a dork age starting with either ''Film/SonOfGodzilla'' in 1967 or (more commonly) ''Film/AllMonstersAttack'' in 1969 that lasted through TheSeventies, though one is hard-pressed to explain exactly ''how'' the '70s flicks were any sillier than the films that preceded them, given that Godzilla was already [[Film/KingKongvsGodzilla setting King Kong's crotch on fire]], [[Film/MothraVsGodzilla drunkenly tripping over buildings]], [[Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster chatting up a storm with Mothra and Rodan]], [[Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster dancing in outer space]], and [[Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep playing volleyrock with a giant shrimp]] during the '60s. It probably has more to do with the outlandishly low production values for a few of those films coupled with bad direction and poor acting. In fact, [[Film/GodzillaVsGigan only]] [[Film/GodzillaVsMegalon two]] of the '70s films are considered irredeemably bad, with [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla two]] [[Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla films]] being considered almost on par with the '60s films and a [[Film/GodzillaVsHedorah fifth]] falling squarely into LoveItOrHateIt territory. Even the aforementioned bad films often fall into the SoBadItsGood category for some people, with ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'' actually often considered the ''best'' Showa-era Godzilla film out of all of them.

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** The movies are claimed to have undergone a dork age starting with either ''Film/SonOfGodzilla'' in 1967 or (more commonly) ''Film/AllMonstersAttack'' in 1969 that lasted through TheSeventies, UsefulNotes/TheSeventies, though one is hard-pressed to explain exactly ''how'' the '70s flicks were any sillier than the films that preceded them, given that Godzilla was already [[Film/KingKongvsGodzilla setting King Kong's crotch on fire]], [[Film/MothraVsGodzilla drunkenly tripping over buildings]], [[Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster chatting up a storm with Mothra and Rodan]], [[Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster dancing in outer space]], and [[Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep playing volleyrock with a giant shrimp]] during the '60s. It probably has more to do with the outlandishly low production values for a few of those films coupled with bad direction and poor acting. In fact, [[Film/GodzillaVsGigan only]] [[Film/GodzillaVsMegalon two]] of the '70s films are considered irredeemably bad, with [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla two]] [[Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla films]] being considered almost on par with the '60s films and a [[Film/GodzillaVsHedorah fifth]] falling squarely into LoveItOrHateIt territory. Even the aforementioned bad films often fall into the SoBadItsGood category for some people, with ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'' actually often considered the ''best'' Showa-era Godzilla film out of all of them.
4th May '16 4:45:49 AM Anicomicgeek
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** The movies are claimed to have undergone a dork age starting with either ''Film/SonOfGodzilla'' in 1967 or (more commonly) ''Film/AllMonstersAttack'' in 1969 that lasted through TheSeventies, though one is hard-pressed to explain exactly ''how'' the '70s flicks were any sillier than the films that preceded them, given that Godzilla was already [[Film/KingKongvsGodzilla setting King Kong's crotch on fire]], [[Film/MothraVsGodzilla drunkenly tripping over buildings]], [[Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster chatting up a storm with Mothra and Rodan]], [[Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster dancing in outer space]], and [[Film/EbirahHorrorOfTheDeep playing volleyrock with a giant shrimp]] during the '60s. It probably has more to do with the outlandishly low production values for a few of those films coupled with bad direction and poor acting. In fact, [[Film/GodzillaVsGigan only]] [[Film/GodzillaVsMegalon two]] of the '70s films are considered irredeemably bad, with [[Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla two]] [[Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla films]] being considered almost on par with the '60s films and a [[Film/GodzillaVsHedorah fifth]] falling squarely into LoveItOrHateIt territory. Even the aforementioned bad films often fall into the SoBadItsGood category for some people, with ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'' actually often considered the ''best'' Showa-era Godzilla film out of all of them.
** Lately, the Millennium series seems to be taking over this role, due to a lack of continuity and a perceived overuse of tropes [[FollowTheLeader lifted from]] popular {{anime}} of the time, though there is still some contention within the fandom on this.
8th Mar '16 6:35:23 PM SirSapphire
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** Mothra was incredibly popular amongst fans of both genders, and still is today.

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** Mothra was incredibly popular amongst fans of both genders, and still is today. Hell, she has her own ''religion!''
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