Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Godzilla was an anti-hero in the new film. He didn't actively try to destroy the city. Though, the lack of military response towards HIM may have contributed to this. Given that, his attitude towards Japan solely depends on whether they attacked him (mostly via the hydrogen bomb), threatened (either by military or another kaiju), or panicking like he did in Godzilla v.s. Destroyah.
The title of the piece is not prescribing "roles" to the two versions of Godzilla per say pictured here, it's merely a descriptor of what roles he has played in the past, but technically they still apply even to the new Godzilla....he's a giant beast, he inevitably causes destruction, and people fear him, but to my surprise he ended up being a defender in this new movie as well. There's no need to nitpick, it's merely a poetic title.
No it's fine, it just surprises me how often my artistic intentions kind of get lost in fan dissection My original "The New Guy" picture unintentionally started a flame war between Zilla haters and non-Zilla haters, that was all kinds of not fun.
Godzilla has NO INTENTIONs for being good or evil. He feasts on radioactive subtances, Ofcourse he will destroy whatever gets in his way. The fact he destroys gaint monsters that devestate humanity doesnt neccessarily mean hes on the humans side. Whatever deeds he Does is purely coincedencial.
That's not strictly true, at least not so far as the Showa films were concerned. He was purposefully portrayed as a hero because that's what the market called for, and often it did truly appear he was defending humans, such as Terror of Mechagodzilla, for example. So no, I don't buy that.
I know that, I'm just referring to the films where he was strictly a hero during the height of the Super Sentai era. Godzilla has run the gamut of types from pure evil, neutral party, superhero and anti hero depending on the needs of the story, so I just don't accept anyone telling me, "He's NEVER concerned with humanity", etc, because that's simply not true and contradicts the fact that he has changed a lot over the years.
Actually if u quote the synopsis it says godzilla is a force of nature trying to restore balance so while he's a destroyer he's a anti hero... Not a human loving hero but a force of nature anti hero trying to restore natures balance and fix hat we broke, he's defending us but more so his home
They are actually partners in my G-series Doujinshi. Gojira VII (1970's) and Gojira XIV (2014), two members of the Gojirasaur breed. Unfortunately for the humans though, Gojira VII is not on their side, he is also a destroyer. Thats what happens when you start a war with the Kaiju, stupid humans -_- (theyre not totally defensles though)
you somehow acomplish making a 70's goji looking good. Thats hard, but the great thing about Gojis design is that he can be: destroyer of worlds, anrihero, super death spirit shit blowing up gods, melting and blowing stuf up (as allways) anti hero with more spikes (millenium) ultra OP monster of epicness (Finarugoji)
Looks pretty good. I just actually got through watching Gigan last night, where the hero suit really was used in full swing. But this looks pretty great as usual. I'm actually a little puzzled at how you constructed the layout on this though. What I mean is you have an obvious American boy with the Japanese Godzilla, and you have a very Asian looking female girl that is with the American Revamp. Maybe she is Japanese or not, I don't really know. I just get that vibe from her; like she was the little girl from Pacific Rim. So I just found it interesting that you did a sort of role reversal here.
Then again, who knows. Maybe I am reading way too much into it. But as an artist, there are a lot of times that we draw something and subconsciously we create themes or ideas on the papers that we are not even aware of that we are thinking o_0. But like I said, I'm probably just thinking way too hard on it.
Heh, oh the analysis XD It's not complicated, honestly, the American kid is pretty much just an avatar of little me, while the Japanese girl was inspired by the scene from the hospital in GMK that I was watching and inspired this pic. Any deeper theme or philosophical meaning was not intended by myself But it's nice to know a pic gets someone thinking now and then. My ongoing gratitude.