nofreelist.com
keyword
 
reviews (a to z)# a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

home :: latest reviews :: reviewer profiles :: statistics :: diary :: links

Godzilla (1998)

  Starring: Hank Azaria, Matthew Broderick, Maria Pitillo, Jean Reno
Links: Godzilla on the IMDb, Official site, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD, Buy the Soundtrack
Genre: Action

This movie gets: 3.00 (1 rating)
nofreelist.com Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

Godzilla (1998) is also mentioned in timchuma's review of Godzilla: Final Wars (2004).

"All action, no substance" - a review by pearly

This movie is the perfect example of a Hollywood blockbuster. The story begins in the South Pacific ocean, where a ship is pulled under water by a mysterious force. The only survivor has only one thing to say about the whole thing: "Godzilla". So, our hero Niko (Matthew Broderick) is rushed from Chernobyl, where he is investigating giant worms, to New York City, where Godzilla has come to nest.

What follows is scene after scene of madness and mayhem, where the storyline plays second fiddle (actually, I don't even know whether it's that high) to the incredibly high dosage of special effects. Plenty of large lizard city destruction, and heaps of helicopters and missiles.

Watching this movie in 2002 gives it an interesting side which it would not have had when it was made. There are many references to this being the biggest evacuation of New York City in history, and it's not possible to watch without thinking of the events of September 11th 2001. Other than that, this movie has absolutely no basis in reality.

Every single person going in to watch this film knows how it will end. Aside from slights twists along the way, there is no doubt that the humans will win out over the monsters. So, what I don't understand is the huge fascination with films of this type. They have to entirely rely on effects, because no matter how many times the lead characters manage to escape Godzilla's clutches, we all know what's going to happen. Watching this movie is like reading a book that you've already read a hundred times. And it's not even a very good book.

pearly gives this movie 3 out of 10.
Review created on Sat 15 Jun 2002

Movie review statistics

Number of reviews: 1
 
Rating Percentage
1 
 0%
2 
 0%
3 
 100%
4 
 0%
5 
 0%
6 
 0%
7 
 0%
8 
 0%
9 
 0%
10 
 0%

Reader comments

No-one has commented on this movie yet.

Add a comment

Your name:
URL:
Email address:
Make public?
Anti-Spam question:To prove you're not a horrible spam-leaving robot, please answer the following question (use numbers):
If I have 9 Best Director Oscars and win 3 more Best Director Oscars, how many Best Director Oscars do I have?
Comment:
Rate this movie:

You may use the <em>emphasis</em> and <strong>strong emphasis</strong> HTML tags. URLs beginning with ‘http://’ will be turned into links. Line breaks will display as entered.