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A lesson was buried in the cinematic slop known as Devlin and Emmerich's "Godzilla". It's a lesson for anyone in the Movie Industry.
All you industry types....listen up. "Godzilla" has taught us that just because you can get your hands on some supersonic PC's and the latest version of Lightwave doesn't mean that you're going to make the best thing since sliced bread.
We, the audience, are wising up to you. (and it's about time!)
Now I understand that this movie was meant to be, for the most part, a roller-coaster ride. We weren't looking for writing and performances sharing the caliber of "The Shawshank Redemption" or "A Midnight Clear".
But what we WERE hoping for (and what the trailers clearly led us to expect) was the pure rocket-fuel of "Aliens" and the suspense of "Jurassic Park". Some have tried to explain this movie away as the kind where you turn off the ol' noggin and just enjoy. Well, if you're sitting there with your noodle trying to soak in the atmosphere of the flick and it isn't working.....then the word "bomb" comes to mind.
Yes, the effects were great. I enjoy a good dose of eye-candy just as much as the next red-blooded American male. But when the pitiful dialogue, the questionable casting (Jean Reno was obviously repaying a favor) and the laughable acting (Maria Pitillo taking the honors here) keep distracting you from the whole "vegging" thing you're trying to achieve just to enjoy yourself, something has gone horribly wrong. In addition, this movie's idea of suspense is easily rivaled by the act of picking one's own nose.
A special note (actually a plea) to Mr. Devlin and Mr. Emmerich, whom I understand are threatening us with not one, but two "Godzilla" sequels: Don't. It'll keep you out of trouble.
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