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Godzilla
(1998)
Reviewed by John Licona
Rating: 8 Beans

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he cespool of a film called Godzilla opened one night earlier than scheduled at a local theatre. I was highly excited as they gave us a special Godzilla movie ticket ladened with goodies. And redeemable coupons for items like a Free Godzilla CD-Rom. The excitement soon ended there. I Expected perhaps a decent film from Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. I hoped for too much. What I got was a murky, dark, laughable film. At times it was painful and unwatchable. Scene after scene I was hoping a stray bullet would come out of nowhere and strike Matthew Broderick down. The former Ferris Bueller was nothing more than a plot device to keep the movie rolling. The most laughable scene in the movie hands down is when broderick's reporter girlfriend blows the lid of the Godzilla conspiracy by stealing a videotape that had been left out in the open and clearly marked "TOP SECRET".
Surely there must have been a few good scenes in this movie you say. Well there was. Some of the Godzilla chase scenes were outstanding. But Godzilla himself looks a bit creepy Like Robert Deniro in Cape Fear, or a Child Molester-Godzilla but still he's one chrismatic lizard.
But then he gives birth to a nest of raptors, well let's just say mini-Godzilla's or Godzilla offsprings have never been well received. Case in point Godzooky from the atrocious animated series or his original offspring which some fans consider to be the spawn of satan, the cute cuddly Minya. These new offspring however resemble Jurassic Park's raptors than Godzilla. Hank Azaria, from the Simpsons and Mad About You, did well playing a maverick cameraman. But he's the only notable actor in the film. Jean Roche who starred in Luc Besson's The Professional did the best with what he was given. Which in reality was just a caricacture of a Frenchman.
Fans of Godzilla who were dissapointed by this film, said it was not like any of the earlier films. The Truth is that they followed the formula for a Godzilla film to a tee. Except


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