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Shin Godzilla vs Godzilla (Legendary)

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Zo-zla-halawa

MemberMothra LarvaeMay-02-2021 9:29 AM

https://www.google.com/amp/s/screenrant.com/shin-godzilla-monsterverse-toho-comparison-accurate-better/amp/

https://screenrant.com/shin-godzilla-japanese-academy-awards/

So I’m hearing all different kinds of things about Shin and legendarys Godzilla but do we really think our Godzilla is better when the Tohos the actual creators of Godzilla? Just my opinion I like Shin more and according to them they are

“The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of ‘shared universe.’ Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other.” Ota then added that this universe would come at the expense of a Shin Godzilla sequel, stating, “Shin Godzilla was a huge hit, but instead of thinking of doing the obvious idea of making a Shin Godzilla 2, instead think about a world that can be used for a long time. I’d rather make a World of Godzilla.”

While we hear nothing of Legendary Godzilla or Kong content, so hope no one bought the comics or books now that Godzilla in Japan is back and it’s going to get bigger and better!

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KaijuBuildz

MemberTitanosaurusMay-02-2021 11:51 AM

I'd say Legendary would take the win in most scenarios. Legendary is far more build for battle and although Shin is pretty durable, Legendary can take a LOT more damage. He's also pretty mobile compared to Shin.

Shin might get some good damage in ones he fires the full power of his Atomic Death, but I think it would take too long to charge fully. Maybe if Shin is able to stay in the fight long enough, he could potentially evolve into a more battle-based form which if he does, he could give Legendary a run for his money.

EDIT: Nvm, Definitely should have read the topic before commenting. I am a dumb dumb

Long live the king...

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaMay-02-2021 12:03 PM

I'm definitely more interested in the Godzilla material Toho is backing than Legendary's right now. Hopefully we get an announcement on their end soon, though I would think it will happen after Singular Point and when GvK releases in Japan.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

KaijuBuildz

MemberTitanosaurusMay-02-2021 12:05 PM

But seriously on the topic this time, based on the success of GvK, I'm pretty sure the Monsterverse will stick around for a bit longer. Hopefully, this DOESN'T mean we won't be seeing any new Toho Godzilla projects.

I don't think we will see Shin Godzilla 2 as I believe it works better as a solo movie and I believe Toho has said themselves that they aren't interested. Though I think it's unlikely, I do think having 2 Godzilla series running side by side (Monsterverse and World of Godzilla) could be awesome.

Long live the king...

Zo-zla-halawa

MemberMothra LarvaeMay-02-2021 5:29 PM

Not a sequel but something better which is why Shin has my vote

 

https://www.comettv.com/2018/05/shin-godzilla-2-no-longer-happening-getting-something-better/

SasquaDash

MemberAnguirusMay-02-2021 6:18 PM

It's hard to compare these two versions, they're two completely different characters. Overall, I like both, although I do like the Legendary version a bit more, mainly because he's closer to the classic Godzilla and has a lot of personality, unlike Shin.

"Neither beast nor man. Something monstrous."

Zo-zla-halawa

MemberMothra LarvaeMay-02-2021 9:15 PM

Aw and that’s where you are wrong, it’s only a introduction to his personality growth in the reboots of Tohos series, WHICH LEGENDARYS GODZILLA IS BASED OFF OF, SO YOU CANT LIKE THEIRS BETTER THEN THE ONES WHO CREATED GODZILLA, he will grow from a monster to a guardian, who knows until we see a avengers Godzilla movie or endgame

Kattozilla

MemberAnguirusMay-03-2021 5:33 AM

I think what I like about Shin IS the no personality. He's more like this...thing. Like a force to be reckoned with. Again, just my opinion.

i've officially left. thanks for the memories!

SasquaDash

MemberAnguirusMay-03-2021 7:32 AM

Zo-zla-halawa

I was only comparing the Shin and Legendary. As much as I enjoy Shin Godzilla, my biggest issue with that film (and some of Toho's current Godzilla products) is that Godzilla lacks a personality. I prefer it when monsters have personality because it makes them feel more alive, a creature that thinks, breaths and has motivation. As cool as Shin is, it never felt like a living creature or a character. It pretty much felt like a glorified, occasionally moving set piece that was pretty much just there to look scary. There was no motivation, all it did was walk forward and occasionally fire its atomic beams. The only time that it felt alive was when they dropped a bomb on it and it reacted like it was in pain. The problem with that characterization is that it just reinforces the stereotype that Godzilla is nothing more than a big dumb brute that smashes things. I get that they want him to feel like an unstoppable force of nature, but by taking away his personality, I feel that it takes away some of his appeal. My favorite version of the character was in the Heisei films, mainly because he had personality and was able to show emotion such as anger and sadness. The Heisei Godzilla wasn't just a city smashing brute, he was an intelligent creature with a soul, which added a lot of layers to the character and made him more interesting. The thing that I really like about the Legendary films is that they are able to portray the monsters as characters and that they have a hierarchy and an order between them, so they're not just destroying things and fighting each other for the heck of it. That's why I personally like the Legendary version more than Shin.   

"Neither beast nor man. Something monstrous."

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaMay-03-2021 9:59 AM

Kattozilla,
Agreed. The Godzilla in Shin Godzilla was perfect for the story and maintain a solemn sort of terror behind his mysteriously blank persona. I prefer Godzilla to stand in as a walking metaphor or some kind of god-like entity we don't completely understand. The less relatable I find Godzilla, the more interesting he is--Like something that stands above us for unknown reasons.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

Kattozilla

MemberAnguirusMay-03-2021 10:14 AM

Yeah, he was more like a metaphor or stand-in for any disaster and how slow Japan is to do something about it.

i've officially left. thanks for the memories!

G. H. (Gman)

AdminGodzillaMay-03-2021 10:32 AM

Kattozilla,
Precisely. He was used in the same way he was in earlier movies: Atomic-phobia in Godzilla '54 and Godzilla Raids Again, an arbiter for the evils of capitalism in Mothra vs. Godzilla, even in Invasion of Astro-Monster he's treated as a Cold War weapon schematic up for trade. Not to mention the embodiment of Cold War fears in Return of Godzilla. In a lot of these cases Godzilla transcends characterization and takes foothold in something almost terrifyingly otherworldly--god-like even.

"'Nostalgic' does not equal 'good,' and 'standards' does not equal 'elitism.'" "Being offended is inevitable. Living offended is your choice."

Djdndnejwnwn

MemberGiganMay-06-2021 9:42 AM

G. H. (Gman)

“Godzilla transcends characterization and takes foothold in something almost terrifyingly otherworldly” Can this be considered cosmic horror

expecting the worst, sets you up for thr worst

KaijuFan_6754

MemberBaragonMay-06-2021 9:44 AM

I'm all legendary Godzilla

"I have already won"
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