Godzilla Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Godzilla the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Over-the-top remake of the 1954 cult classic has nuclear testing in France creating a giant mutant lizard to destroy all boats, piers, people, and buildings that happen to get in its way. Gone are the days of a man in a rubber suit menacing Tokyo, replaced by state-of-the-art special effects. Third rate storyline has wimpy biologist Niko Tatopoulos (Broderick) hired to track down and connect with the beast, only to realize that Godzilla has chosen the Big Apple as the birthing place for its huge brood. When various supporting characters (including Reno as a French secret agent out to destroy Godzilla) cross paths with the creature, what results looks amazingly similar to one hugely successful dinosaur movie and its sequel. Ending leaves door wide open for an inevitable sequel of its own.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 138 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Sci Fi, New York, New York, Killer Reptiles, Nuclear Energy, Military: Army, Godzilla and Friends, Top Grossing Films of 1998
Screenplay
Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin
Cast
Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Michael Lerner, Harry Shearer, Arabella Field, Vicki Lewis, Doug Savant, Malcolm Danare
Cinematography
Ueli Steiger
Director
Roland Emmerich
Music
David Arnold
Producer
Dean Devlin, Centropolis Entertainment, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures

Awards

Golden Raspberries 1998: Worst Remake/Sequel, Worst Support. Actress (Pitillo).

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