Favorite Godzilla Era1,598 Views5 RepliesAdd A Reply
What is your favorite Godzilla era and why. Mine personally is the heisei era, because it has a lot of action and the baby Godzilla is much better than Minilla. It was a bit uncreative, using MechaGodzilla parts three times and SpaceGodzilla, but it was a fun era to watch.
The Showa era and it's not close.
It's the most diverse and creative set of movies that set a precedence for not just the series, but the entire genre. It also includes the most talented filmmakers in the franchise, from Honda to Fukuda, from Tsuburaya to Arikawa and Nakano.
Honda himself was the blueprint for it all, creating the straight faced original, the satirical King Kong vs. Godzilla, the absolute standard of "versus" monster movies with Mothra vs. Godzilla and the highly scrutinized, but wholly unique and undervalued All Monsters Attack.
He opened the series and he ended the series. Everyone in between took what he did and spun their level of talent with it. Particularly Jun Fukuda, who made some of the most conceptually nimble and budget deficit films in the series work.
There's a reason Criterion released the Showa series. It's importance can not be understated.
Showa or MonsterVerse. Showa was new and original, and MonsterVerse gave us a look at how these characters can be utilized here and now.
Showa, then MonsterVerse, then Heisei, then TriStar, then Hanna-Barbara. I haven't watched Millenium nor Reiwa yet
I think I like reiwa the most
I like most of the Godzilla eras (with some exceptions).
Favorite to Least Favorite
Showa and Heisei (they're pretty much tied)
MonsterVerse and Millennium (they're pretty much tied as well)
Other (Tristar, Hanna-Barbera, Marvel, ect.)
Reiwa (because Shin is the only one in this series that I've genuinely enjoyed so far...)