You summed it up exactly correctly. He's a monster. Do we criticize the original Godzilla for not having a personality? Not because he was a representation of nuclear war and its dangers. What about Edgar Allen Poes raven? What about Mary shellys Frankenstein monster? Heck more recently did we criticize the monster from clover field as being bland and lacking motive? Come on, you complaint is that he's not a character like a traditional villain and my argument is that is exactly why he's so unique. Broly is more akin to Kid Buu than any other villain but far more imposing and sinister. Broly is a force of nature just as Godzilla was also characterized as such, just like the Trex or the velociraptors in original Jurassic Park. Maybe your hang up is it being in a humanoid form but the same principles apply.manwolf wrote:A character analysis of a non-character, this is absolutely logical. That a transformation is the focus of a character and not a medium to expand his plot is bad writing and if we use Broly transformation is worse.TheMikado wrote:Right so again you miss the character analysis that Broly himself is not really a character.
Broly is a character with a genetic disorder that the disorder is all the characteristics about his personality, in other characters this situation are called bad writing, why broly are different, yeah a villain needs to be powerful, but the villain need to have other characteristics. For example a lot of villains kill people in cold blood, in scenes that are significant to the plot, Broly with his disorder cannot have this type of scenes, Broly is a monster, a powerful monster but only a monster.
Broly is not supposed to be or have a character, but it feels like that point is being continually lost in the conversation.
To make my point even more clear using your own terminology, Movie 8 is basically a monster movie.