GODZILLA '98 - This movie is so damn lame. I'm entirely over the fact that this was suppose to be Godzilla at one point and the movie is still stupid. The film cannot decide how it wants the audience to react to Godzilla; do we sympathize? are we in awe of them? do we fear them? it just switches around at random. Godzilla attacks out of plot convenience, so moments of real tension or danger aren't present. Oh yeah, and Godzilla doesn't do anything. He just hangs out and is exceptionally non-threatening. But the best part is the horrifying inconsistency of Godzilla's size; this is best when he comes out of the sewer to feed. He breaks through the road, cut to a reaction from Ferris Bueller, cut back and Godzilla is three times larger.
I wish there were people who still ran around claiming this Godzilla is more realistic. Holy skreeonk I'd have a field day.
But it's not all negativity! David Arnold score is incredible, infact I'd love to see him come back to do the LP movie. The opening credit sequence is beautiful and you almost get the impression that they "got it". Also the characters are tons of fun; performances are a little buggy, but the characters are wonderful to see interact. Scientists, reporters, badass spies, it's all a good time.
But overall nuts to this movie.
“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.” - Ray Bradbury