Shuichi Nagahara with Tomoyuki Tanaka:
Godzilla 1985: The story was not original, but it was fresh in the fact that Godzill hadn't had a solo film in thirty years! Both Mr. Tanaka and Mr. Nagahara did a very good job in creating a story that was just as haunting as the original. The, somewhat, new personality both men had given Godzilla would be used throughout most of the Heisei series and continuing into the Millennium series!
The film was a great one, and both men took their time to write a Godzilla story that would be entertaining.
with Shinichiro Kobayashi--
Godzilla Vs. Biollante: A new villain is introduced; which gives it a plus already. But also introducing different characters and an element that was the center of the film (ANEB and Godzilla cells), makes this film one of the best. But it does has its flaws. Character development is lacking in the film. The only character that got a good development, was Miki Sagusa. The monster action was entertaining, but short.
All in all, this is probably Kazuki Omori's best work. But he can't take all of the credit, for Mr. Kobayashi also helped developed the story. Sadly for Mr. Omori, he was never able to write as much of an original and exciting Godzilla story like this one.
Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah: While the film is enjoyable, the film seemed to have so many flaws. The time traveling sequence seemed to be the most confusing for most people (with the exception of myself). Character development is also at its worst here as well. The whole concept of people from the future and the development of those characters seemed to be the weakest point in the writing for this film. While an enjoyable film, this film has more plot holes than swiss cheese has holes.
Godzilla Vs. Mothra: Mr. Omori seems to redeem himself here. After the grotesque Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah, he does a better job, but not better than Godzilla Vs. Biollante. Character development seems to redeem itself here as well. In fact, it's probably Mr. Omori's best in the series. Although, with a new director in Takao Okawara, Mr. Omori probably had a watchful eye over his shoulder in Mr. Okawara.
While Godzilla Vs. Mothra is a vast improvement over the previous film, Mr. Omori, once again, can't be given all of the credit. Mr. Okawara, being the watchful eye, made sure certain elements were added and eleminated.
Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah: In my opinion, the best entry in the series! Mr. Omori brings out his best here with a nice blend of transition from human drama to kaiju action. Character development is not quite as good here as it was in Godzilla Vs. Mothra, but certainly right up there in the series. Mr. Omori constantly kept telling the viewer that the oxygen destroyer was a key element in the story and did a fine job of it as well. Plus Mr. Omori doesn't seem to rush through things here like he did in previous films.
Definitely one of Mr. Omori's best!
Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla: Clearly one of the best entries, not only in the Heisei series, but the entire Godzilla series as well. Character development is crisp here and the sequences of action blend very well with each other here. The kaiju action is well written along with the human drama. All in all, one of the best pieces of writing in the G series.
Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla: The film seems to stand out from the rest of the Heisei series. The reason being this is Mr. Kashiwabara's first time at writing a Godzilla film. While the film does seem out of place, he does a great job in just about every other element in the story: Character development, smooth transition from human drama to kaiju action, and well written kaiju battles.
All in all, for a first-timer, he did one heck of a job!
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