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Godzilla (1998) Movie Information

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14809

Avg. Rating:

1.96/4

# of Ratings:

147

Genres:

Action, Sci-Fi

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/20/1998

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Actors:

Matthew Broderick
Jean Reno
Maria Pitillo
Hank Azaria
Kevin Dunn
Michael Lerner

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

French nuclear testing in the South Pacific leads to a giant, irradiated lizard who passes through the Panama Canal and winds up in Manhattan where it threatens to destroy the island.

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Matthew 08/26/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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godzilla 2014 please be good

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Yojimbo 09/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Another thick slice of Emmerich cheese, best sampled with a pinch of salt. It's clearly ridiculous and only works because it's so tongue in cheek. Watched as a comedy, it's pretty entertaining!

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Snoogans 10/28/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This one just took itself way too serious. Plays like a 'Jurassic Park' knockoff and the effects don't even hold up as good as that film. It's just a dumb disaster movie down to it's core, with no redeeming factors.

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Daniel Corleone 10/05/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A wasted effort to remake the original. First of all Godzilla's image has been changed, secondly the characters seemed indestructible and lastly the dialogue was just awful. So many impossible scenes that make you cringe in disgust as to how they were able to survive a building filled with Godzilla's babies. Lacks the luster of action sci-fi's and just ruins the talents of Jean Reno and Matthew Broderick. This Godzilla deservingly falters.

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mitchellyoung 08/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The only interesting and scary part of this film was the egg nest laid in Madison Square Garden. Everything else is pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo, shoddy special effects, and some forced and sappy romantic moments.

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01/10/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - Godzilla (1998)

When a mutant lizard attacks New York City, Dr. Niko Tatopoulos (Matthew Broderick) tries to study the creature and learn how to stop it in the American re-imagining of “Godzilla.”

From the director of “Independence Day” and later “The Patriot” comes Roland Emmerich’s vision of a monster from a movie series he doesn’t even like. What’s more is the studio let him do whatever he wanted with it, thus enraging fans and even non-fans of the original Japanese films.

It’s amazing that some people consider this his best movie when even if they’re right that’s a really bad sign. All of the characters are generic stereotypes, the logic makes no sense, and most importantly, it has a stupid message that seems completely out of place.

I will say that back in 1998, I thought the visuals were i...

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