A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
A movie crew, travelling to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, encounter a furious gorilla, taking their leading actress and forming a special relationship with her, protecting her at all costs.
Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York? Written by
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The movie is famous for its rainy scenes. Co-producer and co-writer Dean Devlin claimed in interviews that this was a direct homage to the original Gojira (1954), since, according to him, "Almost all of it was in the rain." This is actually false, as only a brief scene of that movie featured rain. Many people have instead proposed that the rain was meant to hide the unconvincing aspects of the movie's special effects. Director Roland Emmerich spoke out against this, explaining that the rain actually made it much more difficult to get the effects done, and it would have been way easier to leave it out. See more »
After Godzilla attacks, Manhattan is completely evacuated, yet later, there is a pharmacy open for business when Nick is purchasing pregnancy tests. See more »
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.
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Various effects that appeared as green film scratches (but were not, in fact, scratches) showed up periodically over the credits. See more »
As opposed to most people, I thought this movie was excellent. You can't watch the movie and expect Shakespeare...it's Godzilla. You have to appreciate the work that went into making this creature look so lifelike. This movie had spectacular special effects and a pretty decent story line. I thought this movie was great. I didn't find the acting to be all that bad. I would recommend watching this movie before you come to any conclusions.
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