PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake as it strides into New York City. To stop it, an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
The movie was widely derided by fans of the Godzilla franchise, most preferring to view it as a standalone giant monster flick instead of a Godzilla adaptation. In fact, several fans and critics have pointed out similarities between this movie and the The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) (which partially inspired the original), and therefor some people like to regard it as an unofficial remake of that film.
Dr. Niko Tatopoulus:
What's with the chewing gum?
Philippe Roaché: It makes us look more American.
Based on the width and depth of the Hudson River, it would be impossible for a Los Angeles Submarine to navigate submerged, let alone make high speed turns.
Various effects that appeared as green film scratches (but were not, in fact, scratches) showed up periodically over the credits.
English, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
$44,047,541 24 May 1998
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