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Godzilla
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Starring: Mathew Broderick, Jean Reno, Hank Azaria
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: TriStar Pictures
Web Site: www.godzilla.com
Kiddie Movie: They've probably seen worse.
Date Movie: If you must, bring them along. They probably won't get too scared and hold your hand, though.
Gratuitous Sex: Nope.
Gratuitous Violence: Godzilla does eat a helicopter which is pretty cool.
Action: Some.
Laughs: A couple of funny scenes, and, oh yea, the story.
Memorable Scene: The baby godzillas running around Madison Square Garden
Memorable Quote: None.
Directed By: Roland Emmerich
Produced By: Dean Devlin

Godzilla
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 2:10 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
I know from a marketing perspective that you really couldn't promote like this, but how about something like "The story line is a stupid as the original, but the effects are so much cooler." Such is my theory on "Godzilla."

Yep, after tons and tons of hype, some really cool looking trailers, and just much touting about the death, destruction, and all around havoc a giant lizard loose in New York City can cause, in the end, "Godzilla" came out just as stupid as the Japanese movies, but with cooler effects.

This review will be kind of short because, well, if you don't know the story line, well, it's about a big lizard loose in New York City. The government is trying to kill it, and they don't do a good job, and you've got a scientist and his girlfriend, well, ex-girlfriend but not really, running around because they know more about the lizard and our government isn't listening. In the end they kill Godzilla (oops, sorry, did I spoil it for you?), but even though the big guy/girl is dead, I guess I'll just say that they left no wondering if a sequel is in the works.

"Alright, Dude, thanks for the in-depth plot summary, but was the movie any good?" I hear you saying. Well, not if you are expecting a kick-ass, well drawn out story with a horrifying monster. Rather than in suspense as to what was going to happen next, or cowering from fright at the awesome power Godzilla possessed, I just found myself saying things like, "Wow, our army is just as stupid as that Japanese army in the originals," "How can this big giant lizard fit through a subway tunnel," "I didn't think fish would keep that long." And I also thought the entire love story was stupid.

So, should you see it? Maybe catch a matinee. The movie is just as cheesy as the originals came off to be, even without the overdubbing of the voices that made you chuckle as a little kid watching the originals, but the effects of the new "Godzilla" are pretty cool. Yea, people bitch and moan about the baby Godzillas and how they look like something out of "Jurassic Park," but for the one funny scene of them chasing our heroes around Madison Square Garden and slipping and sliding, that laugh made my $3.75 admission worth it.

So, with that, I give "Godzilla" 2 out of 5 stars, just for the fact that I expected more.

That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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