I DID say A-tier and definitive, not 'weirdly phoned in dark sci-fi loaded with angst and barely any monster action'. That anime trilogy feels like a weird experiment, and THAT is what casuals encounter on Netflix to represent Godzilla, that and the 98 film. Imagine if that trilogy had been a home-run, the kind of trilogy that the 90s Gamera trilogy was(reinvention, update, super true to the spirit of the character, makes the monster action epic and cool, well written humans with a good dynamic between them and the monsters)....imagine how many people who just 'gave it a try' with those Godzilla anime films would be turned into serious fans.tyrantgoji wrote:Well they did try thatChrispy_G wrote:I would have liked to see Toho take a cue from the Gamera films and try to go for their A-tier "definitive trilogy" of Godzilla films.
We all know how that turned out.
And really, bi-anual films don't mean much of anything depending on who would be working on said trilogy (we have plenty of that in modern films that turned out to be garbage) and i wouldn't be surprised if they stepped away from it on purpose to make sure they didn't look like they were ripping Gamera off.
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Absolutely. It felt so much like it was primed to start something fresh. Heck, a sequel could have even gone farther to more specifically flesh out exactly what kind of timeline this was taking place in.eabaker wrote:
Walking out of the theater after my first viewing of Godzilla 2000, the first thought I had was, "I wish the dynamic among human characters in this movie had been the focal point of a trilogy."
And to think, we were super close to getting a US produced sequel to the film that would have at LEAST had cameos from some of the G2K characters. Who knows where that could have gone if that film had been a big hit.