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.
A tornado disrupted filming in Jersey City on May 6, 1997. The film crew managed to get some footage of the disaster filmed.
Well, don't tell me what it isn't; tell me what the hell it is.
Dr. Niko Tatopoulus: Well, what do we know? Uh, it was first sighted off the French Polynesian Pacific. That area has been exposed to dozens of nuclear tests over the past 30 years.
Although Godzilla's size remains mostly consistent throughout the film (with the apparent size changes being illusions given by camera tricks) there are still a few instances where it does change. A few examples are when Godzilla's eye opens behind a soldier, and one of the shots of its appearance during the first fish bait sequence.
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