^interesting take (also glad this thread gets multiple pages since if any of the anime trilogy is worthy of commenting this one is, but many may be burned out from prior disappointment). I never thought about how the franchise has been leaning towards anti-civilization and technology for a while now as opposed to just anti-nuclear, anti-pollution, or anti-artificial-life. It’s a good way of tying all the races approaches to life in on this.
While I gave this a 7/10 I think I give the series as a whole a 5/10. It’s just too much of a wasted opportunity to have the reluctant to ever allow an anime Toho, to produce one that’s so devoid of monsters, action or any of the excitement that the anime genre is capable of producing. While I felt this last film did the most with what it had to work with and produced an inspired and compelling take on the franchise and some deep concepts without boring the audience to sleep, without it the first 2 felt like a waste, the second in particular.
While I’m obviously no director and it may not be my place to say, if I could alter these films to make them something I’d recommend, I’d delete large chunks of the first movie up until the final battle and intersperse dramatic battles from the novelizations as flashbacks ala The Godfather 2, perhaps to make you more connected with some of the characters who were there or the world but mainly to make it more fun to watch than some poorly animated repetitive scenes of servos:
I’d do the same with much of the second film including its novelization tie in during flashback scenes for galugu and the bilasaludo with mechagodzilla and Gigan or the houta for battra, gorath or Mothra:
Also instead of repeating the same strategy used on Filius either have it fail early on or replace it entirely with this (just animated at full studio quality):
Finally this may be a bit of a nitpick but for Planet Eater, show a little bit of the backstory on the alien races from their home world instead of doing so much telling. Renji Oku isn’t doing a novel for these so instead we get 2 rewrites of the trilogy: https://wikizilla.org/wiki/Godzilla:_Pl ... velization
) . That’s fine, it’s just surprising we saw more backstory on the nebula space hunter m aliens in the shoestring-budget, stock-film laden Godzilla vs Gigan, than we’ve seen for any of the aliens in this. Make those changes and I’d probably rate the trilogy as a whole an 8/10 or a 9/10.