KKvG isn't a FAVORITE of mine. It sorta was when I was a kid, and I owned like 7 total Godzilla movies, but it's certainly not a top ten Godzilla flick for me.
That said, there's never EVER been an ounce of me that thinks of it as a bottom-feeder in the series.
Also, the absolute WORST thing that I keep seeing pop up is the complaint that "King Kong is only 20 ft tall." Now, it's funny, because when someone will antagonize me by saying "Kong beat Godzilla" I will retort with "That was the Japanese Kong. The American Kong is only 20 ft tall and got stepped on in the middle of the fight." but this movement to have...I dunno, LOGIC? in these movies is staggering and utterly dumbfounding.
"How can Kong fight Godzilla? Godzilla's 400 ft tall! Kong is only 50!"
"How am I supposed to believe in King Ghidorah? It's not realistic at all! I bet he'll only have one head. That's more realistic."
Those are the two biggest comments/complaints in this logic movement that drive me absolutely BONKERS. You're talking about realism in a movie about a 300+ foot tall dinosaur that defies anything ever found in the fossil record, that can live under water for eons, and breathes fire? Really? You can buy that, with an "explanation" that amounts to "He exists. It's pretty crazy, right?" but if they made Kong 300 feet tall, or brought in an alien with three heads you'd be like "F*** YOU MOVIE! THAT'S NOT REALISTIC ENOUGH!"
It's infuriating. People don't mean 'realistic.' What they want is an explanation, which is even worse, imho. This is why movies are all 2+ hours long when most of them should be about an hour and forty minutes. Everyone wants everything spoon fed to them and everything explained. Use your GD imagination. "How did a giant three-headed gold space dragon come into existence and come to Earth?" Use your imagination, that's how. It's a crazy world where kaiju exist and fight each other essentially for our entertainment, roll with it. Would you watch a WWE wrestling match and say, "How can that guy win after being hit with a weapon?" or would you just roll with it and be like "It's wrestling. It's fake. It's fun."?