I’m sure everyone has either seen the trailer for the new Godzilla vs Kong movie, or at least know it is out there and have been avoiding it, either because of spoilers or you’re just not interested. So I figured it would be the perfect time to discuss some of Big G’s films. Once again, let us remember that since Godzilla has been around for over half a century, there can be many reasons why a particular time frame is your favorite. Doesn’t mean its a better film to everyone, but holds something special to you. This is where a lot of film criticism and fandom can get a bit dicey because we tend to think if some doesn’t agree with you, they just don’t get it. I know I’ve jokingly said that many times, but I’ve also said and truly believe that you can’t have a wrong opinion.
Now my personal favorite, which I’ll point out right here (which you can respond in the comments below) is the 1973 epic Godzilla vs Megalon. I won’t argue with you that it is cheesy as hell. But I got to see this in the theater as a kid, and was already a fan after seeing many of Godzilla flicks on TV and just loving them. So yeah, goofy, silly, and even hilariously bad, but all still combined to deliver damn fun entertainment as much as Godzilla’s flying drop kick. Sure, the even the ones in the ’90s had some amazing special effects (Hello Biollante?!?!) and I did enjoy them as well. But the ones from the ’60s and ’70s bring back a part of my childhood and always make me smile.
These Friday Favorites is all about YOUR opinion. If you’re a big fan of the American Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), then that’s fine. If you’re a fan of the very first one, back in 1954 (which would be my second favorite), that’s awesome as well. Let’s hear not only your favorite entry, but why. Is it the special effects of the modern ones? The powerful message from the original that started it all? What say you?