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Plot: When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts — including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven — concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in Manhattan, destroying everything within its reach. The team chases the monster to Madison Square Garden, where a brutal battle ensues.
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This version of Godzilla is a difficult one to give a simple overall rating. Honestly, if Hollywood had just made this into a generic monster movie, kind of the way they did with Cloverfield, it would have easily been an above average movie, possibly even breaking into 4 star territory. The acting is above average (including the must-have flavor of the month, Jean Reno), the F/X are excellent for 1998 and the plot actually makes sense.
Nevertheless, the failure for this movie is that it was made by people not familiar with the franchise and/or what Godzilla means to his fanbase. Godzilla is to the people of Japan what Batman and Superman are to Americans, what Dr. Who and James Bond are to the British and what Shaft and the Black Panther are to the Black Community.
The demotion of Godzilla to that of nothing more than an over-sized animal working wholly upon instinct instead of the more humanistic level of intelligence that we in the fandom have come to know and expect was a slap in the face. Furthermore, the final scene where Godzilla is killed (a blasphemy only seen two other times in his 60 year history (Gojira (1954) and Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995), the later being the planned end to the franchise in its entirety) by only three F/18s and a total of 6 missiles when entire armies have done nothing more than irritate the King of Monsters was beyond belief. For those not familiar with Godzilla’s accomplishments and reputation, imagine the outrage that would come from the respective communities if James Bond was taken out by a mall cop or Superman was killed by 3 six-year-old brats with baseball bats. Now you understand why Japanese movie-goers were storming the box-offices DEMANDING a full refund for this insult and why Toho quickly resurrected their dearly departed Kaiju less than one year later for probably one of the best movies in the entire franchise, Godzilla 1999 (Godzilla 2000 here in the United States).
All in all, as a monster movie, Godzilla gets 3.75 stars. However, for a Godzilla movie, it gets a 1 star rating. I’ll cut the difference and meet them somewhere around the middle with a 2.5 star final score.
The hype was as big as the monster to start with!
It felt like this take on Godzilla was advertised for 2 years in advance of the actual release, every time (it seemed) I went to the cinema I was awestruck by little teaser trailers, in fact the one of the old guy fishing and hooking Zilla is a personal favourite…SIZE DOES MATTER! Love it I do. Sadly as most of us now know, the film didn’t meet fans and critics expectations at all, but was the film done down by the hype and an expectation of a masterpiece for the genre?.
Well it didn’t help that is for sure, but taking aside that problem, the film only glimpses at what might have been. It has many great points that seem to have been forgotten, so sadly we are all too aware of the film’s failings on the makers behalf. The build up in the film is excellent, the makers mount the tension in steady strokes, doing what all classic monster movie makers do, they have you waiting with gripping expectation of the creature by a series of scenarios and inventive dialogue. The sound is incredible, making it an essential viewing for those who cherish home surround cinema, while some of the shots and destruction of New York are well worth the viewers time.
But then? Well they throw the good work away by turning the film’s focus away from the big lizard to a story line that was only fitting for the cartoon version of Godzooki. Thus rendering the film as a poor man’s Jurassic Park, which quite frankly doesn’t sit well. Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno and Hank Azaria all deserved better scripting, hell we all did!
It’s not the evil stinker some would have you believe, it does have its moments of both good and bad, it is, by definition, very much a film split down the middle. 5/10
Flawed but not bad guilty pleasure movie
Greetings from Lithuania.
“Godzilla” (1998) is definitely not a bad guilty pleasure movie. It has pretty good special effects, nice pacing and some good action sequences involving Godzilla himself. Well its not entirely a Godzilla everyone knows, its more of a dinosaur but still its a good looking creature, especially when it interacts with environment (city buildings in this case). The downsides of this movie were pretty lame script at the moments, zero chemistry between Matthew Broderick and Maria Pitillo (and her poor performance as well) and just the look of this movie – literally almost all movie time action takes place at night, sure because its much more easier (and cheaper) to make all the big special effects sequences in a bloody dark, but not so much fun to watch it.
Overall, “Godzilla” is a guilty pleasure. As a pure fun flick it does its job, nothing else and nothing more. A pure guilty pleasure.
Are you guys kidding?
Showed this movie to my girlfriend who has never seen any Jurassic Park/Dinosaur movies ever and she couldn’t believe this movie was made in 1998. Her unbiased opinion was that she found the movie to be pretty good.
I Appreciate the work that has been put in to make the creatures look so real, the SFX were stunning and the storyline wasn’t half bad either. Too bad there wasn’t an official sequel to it but a classic in my book, dare I say it better than Jurassic Park? Nevertheless, see this movie regardless of the critics and for your love of dinosaurs. I rate this movie 9/10 on the bases of SFX alone.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 19 min (139 min)
Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Roland Emmerich
Writer Dean Devlin (screenplay), Roland Emmerich (screenplay), Ted Elliott (story), Terry Rossio (story), Dean Devlin (story), Roland Emmerich (story)
Actors Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria
Country Japan, USA
Awards 10 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company Fried Films, Independent Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Centropolis Film Productions
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS (8 channels), Dolby Atmos (Ultra HD Blu-ray release)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm print), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,801 m (Sweden), 3,885 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2019 remaster), Super 35 (common-top)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), 70 mm (blow-up) (one print)