Poll time. I peeked back at the older posts and (at a decent glance) didn't see this up anywhere.
Needless to say, the millennium results are all in. Which is your favorite suit and why?
The 2000 MAQUETTE does NOT
count. Movies only, please.
GMK was my choice for the longest time, having reasserted Goji's power and awe in its execution, but these days I'm going with the X Mechagodzilla/SOS design. I definitely think the X Mechagodzilla/SOS suit(s) doesn't get its proper acknowledgment, being shelved between the mighty (and kinda dumpy) GMK, and the AWFUL
Duckzilla from Final Wars, and not to mention the stigma associated with it, as it was featured in some of the more "been there, done that" lackluster movies in the 3rd series.
But the more I look at 2003/2004 design... I dunno... it just does it for me. Smaller head to body ratio exudes mass and power like the 90's G. The spines are the updated millennium flavor and the silver color works well against the darker colored suit. The face was very
expressionistic (especially in SOS), more-so than any suit before it. I like the sharp, pointed end of the tail and the overall sleekness of the design, yet it's not too skinny like the Final Wars suit. The neck is great with the frilly scales on each side. To me, it gives Godzilla a very regal
look. The chest and legs are very well pronounced/proportioned and defined. His belly is great too, streamlined in a angled ridge. Arms/ shoulders/claws, just great and perfect for the ridgy, reptilian theme of the suit.
On the down side, I'm not always crazy about the snout from certain angles
, but it doesn't really detract from the whole package. Also, the eyes can appear a little too benign at times, but definitely quite fierce and animalistic at others. They have a very unique look all of their own compared to all other suits (like ever) and look especially fierce when the the bottom eyelids are raised upwards a little (like when the audience sees him getting his 1st look at Mothra), or when his head is angled downward and he's glaring out from under his brow (like when he's coming ashore in the same movie).
SOOOOO what's your favorite if you had to choose (Showa diehards are welcome