Overall Rank: 22399
Average Rating: 1.9/4
# of Ratings: 174
Theatrical Release Date: 05/20/1998
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Roland Emmerich
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Michael Lerner
Plot: 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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Yojimbo - wrote on 09/26/2012
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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Delorted - wrote on 01/10/2008
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 …
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