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||Mathew Broderick, Jean Reno, Hank Azaria
||They've probably seen worse.
||If you must, bring them along. They probably won't get too
scared and hold your hand, though.
||Godzilla does eat a helicopter which is pretty cool.
||A couple of funny scenes, and, oh yea, the story.
||The baby godzillas running around Madison Square Garden
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
A Movie Review
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!!!