Jeff-Goldblum2 wrote: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.
And the part where a 200+ foot tall iguana can apparently fit inside a sewer system (yeah skreeonking right), yet it couldn't fit through a tunnel. And the part where human pregnancy tests work on a friggin' mutated iguana, oh and the pharmacy that sold them was apparently open after a giant monster was just running through the city, what are the odds? Oh, and did I forget to mention the military aren't smart enough to fly above the buildings and can't hit something the size of a skyscraper? That was also covered in the RLM vid.
I can keep going, but yeah, the evidence is quite clear. It's not just a bad Godzilla movie, but bad movie, period. Even if it weren't called Godzilla, it would still be a terribly-acted, poorly-paced, terribly-shot, sloppily-edited, badly-written, inconsistently-toned, plot hole-filled mess of a movie like most Roland Emmerich films. The action scenes are nothing special, either, not even close to making up for all its flaws.