Excerpt: After a nuclear test on a remote island, a normal lizard is transformed into a mythical beast of harrowing proportions, GODZILLA ( insert echo). Aboard a huge fishing boat, a crew of Japanese fisher-men is thrown into the sea after Godzilla smashes their ship and steals their fishies to eat. Godzilla makes his way through the ocean, and all the way to The Rotten Apple, where he decides to crash for awhile.
Excerpt: Godzilla, as a character, represents a psychedelic smorgasbord of entertainment. From his opening stomp through 1950s Tokyo amongst desolate lighting into his cozy comfort food misadventures of the kooky ’60s, Godzilla became entrenched in Japanese iconography. Spawning a son of questionable origin, melting down as his nuclear combustion intestines failed, and battling pollution induced smog monster Hedorah via radioactive breath propelled flight, Godzilla is a creature...
Excerpt: Indeed it does. Broderick ( The Producers ) stars as a frumpy earthworm biologist who find himself roped into a full-fledged monster movie. Thanks to the French—those historically violent warmongers—and their nuclear shellacking of some Polynesian islands, a gigantic, mutant reptile emerges from the depths, tears apart some boats, and heads over to Manhattan to drop the hammer on the Big Apple. I remember the hype for this mofo. It was huge .
Conclusion: 'Godzilla' has one of the more kick-ass sound mixes that I've ever heard on the format, and while that is saying something, it doesn't eclipse the fact that the movie it accompanies is lousy, the video is only adequate, and the supplements (both traditional and HD) suck. So, I'll offer a recommendation of renting it (if you must).
Excerpt: The crowning moment of Godzilla comes as Niko Tatopoulos (Matthew Broderick) stands in New York, and Godzilla bursts from within the city sewers. It is the first full reveal, as the creature was hidden for the three previous attacks in the film. To understand this, you need to place yourself in 1998. Godzilla was everywhere, with massive advertising banners cloaking entire skyscraper walls stating, “He’s as tall as this building.