The trailer for the upcoming movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, was released at the San Diego Comic-Con and then for the rest of the world.
I will not be seeing the movie because I’m a fan of Godzilla. I have been my entire life.
You might ask since I’m a fan of the character, why won’t I be watching this movie? Because this new movie doesn’t look like the giant reptilian monster I love. It doesn’t look like the one I grew up watching. Here’s a side-by-side comparison:
The new fake one is on the left. The real one is on the right. Notice the difference?
For some reason, modern movie studios are consumed with making Godzilla not look like Godzilla. They make the head and arms way too small. Essentially, they want their monster to not look like a guy in a rubber suit. I say when you go out of your way to make him not look like a guy in a rubber suit, you are not making Godzilla. You might as well call the monster something else.
It’s a lot like when they make Frankenstein’s monster not look like Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster.
Unless Frankenstein’s monster has a flat head and bolts in its neck, it’s not Frankenstein’s monster.
Should Godzilla go back to being a guy in a rubber suit?
I’m not saying they need to go back to making Godzilla movies with a guy in a rubber suit. That would be nice, but it’s not necessary. They now make Godzilla movies with CGI. Just because they use CGI to create Godzilla doesn’t mean Godzilla has to be a tiny headed monster. They can use CGI to make Godzilla, just make it look like what the world knows as Godzilla.
If they can’t do that, then by all means, they need to go back to Godzilla being a guy in a rubber suit.