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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
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Capitalizing on the success of the Jurassic Park films, here came Godzilla. Can it be this was out eight years ago? As often, especially with re-makes from classic films such as this '50s sci-fi one, there are a lot of "good" and "bad."
THE GOOD - Great special effects with some tremendous action scenes. The story is generally interesting and I liked the characters played by Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno. The strange creatures look pretty real, especially Godzilla's offspring. Despite all the violence there is no blood or gore, but I still think it's way too intense for kids and should be rated "R."
THE BAD - Mostly annoying lead characters, some of which are painted as unrealistically dumb (the mayor and the sergeant). Maria Pitillo, as the lead female, is especially unlikeable and I can see why she never made it in on the big screen. The action and the noise gets to be too much, wearing out the viewer after awhile. Almost all of the last 40 minutes are pure action as the dinosaurs keep coming, one after the other after the other, even when they presumed dead. The filmmakers just don't know when to stop! Some of the chase scenes are too hokey as the people would have killed for certain. There are a couple of stupid sex remarks which serve no purpose in the film and too much usage of the Lord's name in vain, which also isn't needed. Like the King Kong re-make, it's too much action.
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