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Film Review - Godzilla
To say the least, Godzilla SUCKS with a capital S. It is a massive disappointment by the creators of Independence Day (ID4). As you might recall ID4 took names and kicked butt in 1996. Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich were clobbered over the head with demands for an ID4 2. These guys realized that after you make a big hit, you can do anything you want, and what they wanted was Godzilla.
What they produced was a very boring movie. The first third is great, with a self-explanatory setup, mysterious spies, and a man with his worms. It's Godzilla himself who is the bore. The Computer Generated Lizard (CGL) walks through New York, destroys everything possible and does it over and over again. Really, after you've seen a CGL chase one helicopter down 10 blocks, you've seen it. Why does this movie keep doing it over and over again?
To make matters worse, Godzilla becomes Jurassic Park. (As you might recall, I was very bored during that dinos-chasing-people movie.) The Godzilla babies look like raptors. (Is everyone in Hollywood out of ideas?)
Do not go to this movie. Upon leaving the theater, I really did hear a woman say, "I want my two hours back!"
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Released in 1998
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Reviewed by Mongo