GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Grievous » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:04 pm

SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:20 years have passed. It's offically NuhStalJuc again.

Oh...Nostalgia is something I don't have...

Well...I do...but only for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Jurassic Park & Jo Guest pinups.

That's about it...
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby cloverfan98 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:29 pm

When it comes to collectibles there's always a market for anything related to any series no matter how poorly received the individual film is. You'd be surprised at how many people are often asking companies like NECA for figures based on the "worst" films in the series. There's been a demand for a figure of the "Jason" from Friday the 13th Part 5 for instance.

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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby godzilla98rules » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:52 pm

^ I agree. A nicely/super-articulated G98 is something I've wanted for years.

Anyways, ever since I've been reading David Kalat's book A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series, I've had a new outlook for this film. Even though this film is entertaining garbage, I find the history and making of it very interesting. Toho wanting to expand Godzilla overseas because of the competition between foreign films and American-made films, the amount of effort Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin made to make a Godzilla movie that wasn't "campy" only to make a film that couldn't connect to the film's target audience, and how despite the few references to the original there were, the movie made no actual attempt to be a piece of cinematic storytelling by exploring the darker nuclear testing allegories and instead focuses more on humor that doesn't even work.
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Jeff-Goldblum2 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:29 am

Major Godzilla 98 question.

When the fisherman catches something on his line is it actually Godzilla? Or does he catch a fish which runs out and then gets swallowed by Godzilla which then causes his fishing line to be pulled in?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV97_cn54bQ

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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Zarm » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:35 am

How long is his line, in either case?
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Terasawa » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:03 pm

Jeff-Goldblum2 wrote:Major Godzilla 98 question.

When the fisherman catches something on his line is it actually Godzilla? Or does he catch a fish which runs out and then gets swallowed by Godzilla which then causes his fishing line to be pulled in?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV97_cn54bQ


I think you've already considered this more than Devlin and Emmerich.
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Jeff-Goldblum2 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:06 am

Hey guys just rewatched Godzilla 98.

I'll start with some positive things about this movie. I really enjoy seeing some practical effects being used for landmark buildings in New York being destroyed. The same thing in a movie today would always be done with CGI now so it's quite cool to go back and see them being done this way. Also the David Arnold score is actually really good.

We all know a lot of the bad things about this movie but ones that stand out is the concept of a 200ft tall lizard going to a heavily populated city like New York for the purpose of trying to hide. Matthew Broderick's character literally has a scene where he says Manhattan is the perfect place for a building sized dinosaur to hide. What the hell? You also have the part where Godzilla can outrun Military Helicopters but later on can't catch up with a Yellow Taxi.

Bizarre.
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Dr. Professor » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:38 am

The taxi scene is such a step down from the previous action sequences in the film.
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:44 pm

Dr. Professor wrote:The taxi scene is such a step down from the previous action sequences in the film.

You know what is also a step down? You taking my quote out of your sig. :twisted:
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Dr. Professor » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:10 pm

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Dr. Professor wrote:The taxi scene is such a step down from the previous action sequences in the film.

You know what is also a step down? You taking my quote out of your sig. :twisted:

:lol: It just felt too long I'm sorry.
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Ben Shapiro » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:09 pm

I don’t think anything past the first half of the movie was particularly good. The movie starts out decent enough but quickly turns to trash the second Godzilla reaches New York.
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby G2000 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:29 pm

SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:
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PitchBlackProgress wrote:Anyway, anyone else surprised they’re selling G98 merch again?

WHY?!

Why would they do that?!


20 years have passed. It's offically NuhStalJuc again.


Mainly because it just hit Netflix, too.
The worst thing is the people acting like it's somehow superior to the current series solely out of a strange sense of nostalgia for it
I keep trying to like this film and it just blows, and I'm reminded of the comfy '90s kaijukino we lost when De Bont left the project and Sony tossed the Rossio/Elliot script.
It was my first Godzilla film so it's got that going for it, but that's about it
What sort of merch are they selling, anyway? Is new stuff being made, or is it just that the revived interest is seeing some of the old stuff changing hands again?
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Terasawa » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:07 pm

Ben Shapiro wrote:I don’t think anything past the first half of the movie was particularly good. The movie starts out decent enough but quickly turns to trash the second Godzilla reaches New York.


Largely how I feel except that I’d say the first “quarter” of the movie is passable at best. But yes, once the monster appears in NYC it becomes a heap of trash.
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby The One and Only » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:23 pm

Wouldn't surprise me if this was posted before. But with all the mentions of the taxi cab chase. The Samuel L. Jackson Taxi bit from the 1998 MTV Movie Awards. Back when MTV was still a thing.
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby XxComablack1937xX » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:19 pm

^^^ That spoof was funnier then the entire movie, that makes me wish Samuel L Jackson and Christopher Lloyd were both cast in 1998 movie.

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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Ben Shapiro » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:18 pm

XxComablack1937xX wrote:^^^ That spoof was funnier then the entire movie, that makes me wish Samuel L Jackson and Christopher Lloyd were both cast in 1998 movie.

No need to waste talent on trash now
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby KManX89 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:22 am

Dr. Professor wrote:The taxi scene is such a step down from the previous action sequences in the film.


The previous action scenes weren't even that good to begin with. He literally just runs away constantly while the woefully inept military keeps missing him because, yeah, hitting a friggin' skyscraper-sized iguana is like the hardest job in the world. :lol:

Rich of RLM said it best in their Half in the Bag: G98 vs. G14 vid (@ 16:37): "the 2014 movie has its issues, but what it needed to get right, it got absolutely right. This (G98) doesn't get anything right."

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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Godzillian » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:48 am

Never bought the argument "if this movie wasn't called Godzilla it would be great!!!" No, it would still be a terrible movie.
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby UltramanGoji » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:16 am

Godzillian wrote:Never bought the argument "if this movie wasn't called Godzilla it would be great!!!" No, it would still be a terrible movie.


Yeah, that's always been a pet peeve of mine. "It's a good giant monster movie, just a terrible Godzilla movie", boy you must have really low standards for giant monster movies if you think that.
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Re: GODZILLA: Tristar Godzilla Film (1998)

Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:37 am

UltramanGoji wrote:Yeah, that's always been a pet peeve of mine. "It's a good giant monster movie, just a terrible Godzilla movie", boy you must have really low standards for giant monster movies if you think that.


It's Godzilla fans saying that in the first place....
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