Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller


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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.


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23 January 2017 | 851222
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| 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.

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Details

Release Date:

20 May 1998

Language

English, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish


Country of Origin

Japan, USA

Filming Locations

Santa Clarita, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,047,541 24 May 1998

Gross USA:

$136,314,294

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$379,014,294

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