I tend to dislike Megalon redesigns who play up his insectoid characteristics while downplaying his 'beetle warrior' thing. But this one strikes a happy balance of the two. It's chitinous, clicky, clacky and nasty, but still has that stone wall solidity of the original, while looking agile and swift at the same time. It's more gruesome looking, but I can still look at it and think "yep, that's Megalon".
Yeah, that's what I was going for. I've had a few people who weren't too fond of the design of the legs, but it's understandable. They may appear dinosaur like, but I was actually taking some inspiration from The Fly remake.
I would LOVE to see Megalon design as one that would kick some rear and drill them to death. But if the interpretation is the "dumb and not all too bright" fellow, the original design can do. Anyway, LOVE the redesign.
I completely agree. Gigan is actually my favorite Godzilla enemy, but he's hard to do redesigns for. As for Megalon, he's definitely one of the lesser kaiju. Both the movie he was in as well as the suit for the character were pretty cheap. But I still enjoy Godzilla vs. Megalon because of how crazy bad it is. It's still a very fun movie.