Re: Godzilla 2014: Rumors, Pix and filming
I think Godzilla should have a human quality to an extent. It's that sense of humanity that makes him an identifiable character that audiences connect with, even when he's the villain of the piece. In the films, he's not just a rampaging animal, but has intelligence, cunning, and determination that let him prevail over all obstacles.
Godzilla was originally meant as a force of nature like an earthquake, in the end humanity was the real villain. The major fault of the '98 movie was that Godzilla was seen a creature trying to reproduce instead of the nuclear horror it was IMO meant to be.
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