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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9 September 2007 | raymusicman2006
7
| really, its not that bad!
What were some of you expecting? Shakespeare? Tennesee Williams? Its a movie about a giant lizard in New York - just accept it for what it is! Its entertainment and no more - and on that level (at least for me) it works just fine! Its's not "realistic" enough? Again, how realistic is a giant lizard supposed to be? It's a FANTASY movie! Besides, I thought the special effects were pretty impressive! And its not as if the ORIGINAL Godzilla movies were good, with their actors in rubber suits and laughable, ridiculous "monsters" (gamera, mechagodzilla, etc etc)- the Godzilla in THIS movie was an animal, not a monster driven by a need to destroy things! I didn't think Matthew Broderick was bad at all - although I DID find Animal's girlfriend extremely irritating with her shrill voice! Really, I didn't think this movie was bad at all - no, its not a profound meaningful work or art, but then who expected it to be? It's an enjoyable diversion - that's all anyone should expect!

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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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