I don't know. To me, Godzilla is no cheesier than Star Wars, King Kong, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Spider-Man, etc. Godzilla, like all those films/series are about fun and spectacle (something that's hard to achieve if it takes itself too seriously). All of those have a certain degree of "cheesiness" to them and that's not a bad thing at all. It doesn't take itself completely seriously and that's part of the appeal and charm in most of these films. They know they are escapist fun. That doesn't mean a darker Godzilla story can't be good.. it can and it has. But to say its what Toho NEEDS to do is stupid and to say its the only way a Godzilla movie can work is stupid. If you don't like the series because its not serious or dark enough for you, then Godzilla just ain't for you and that's all there is to it. You'll be lucky if there's even 3 Godzilla movies you can enjoy if that's all you want in them. If you are looking for serious and dark monster films, go with something like the Alien franchise. Godzilla has never been about that.
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