I don't know that the movie studios and G-fandom would be all chummy and arm-in-arm singing Kumbaya around the fire together or whatnot if we had better manners, but at least we might
not be seen as the bane of... pretty much everybody outside of (and sometime INside of) our own little world IF we could engage with non-fans and the companies that might give us what we want IF we would act a bit more... mature. It seems that comicbook & tokosatsu-ish fans are some of THE most spoiled rotten, self-important, whiny, attention-hungry, bitter, overly suspicious and downright hateful groups of people on this planet. Now, being a part of BOTH of these groups myself, I can see justifiable reason for SOME of the resentment and suspicion that we have about our closely-guarded guilty pleasures but so many fans just take it to the next level, and light years beyond, that it's honestly a WONDER that ANY
THING gets made or done within these two genres.
I can almost guarantee you that if there were no money to be made with comicbook-based properties that no one in their right mind would be doing a damn thing with them. Kaiju-type properties aren't much better and in so many ways we are a hundred times worse becuase our clique is microscopic in comparison to comicbook fandom. At least there are many comics-based properties which are now regarded by the mainstream as "adult" and cutting edge. But with the exception of the original Godzilla & Kaneko's Gamera trilogy, pretty much EVERY single thing tied to live-action monster stuff (of Japanese origin in particular
) is viewed as absolute childish nonsense. Then we Kaiju fans go and shoot ourselves in the collective feet by screaming in self-righteous indignation about every damn thing that interests us, shredding every potential motion picture, DVD/Blu-ray release, potential TV series or whathaveyou it into tiny little pieces before much of it has even so much as passed the developmental stage... and then we sit around and complain, wondering why there are so few companies or persons who want to deal with the stuff. Really folks?