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Awesome: 8.37%
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Average: 7.11%
Pretty Bad: 17.99%
Total Crap58.16%

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Godzilla (1998)
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by Slyder

1 stars

AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!! This is how I felt thanks to the fucking hype. All ripped off and raped off, why? Because I believed in the hype, a kick-ass lizard, a "great movie," the little lizards, FUCK!!! And then, BOOM!!! There goes my 14 bucks down the tubes for a totally fucked up piece of shit. Can anyone explain for my fucking mistake???

The ONLY good thing that I liked about it was the main idea of the story, which is from all those French nuclear testing has affected many animalsí lives, especially reptiles. One of the reptiles mutated due to the radiation and it became Godzilla. Thatís the only high point there, since the theory is highly possible. The main ideas are the only high points of any other Devlin/Emmerich film. It all goes downhill from there.

The rest of the plot falls apart after shit starts to happen. Dr. Nick Tatopolous (Mathew Broderick) is all of a sudden, called by the army to investigate the already mentioned species that's screwing up parts of the Pacific. They do eventually but itís too late and the lizard is in New York now. They go and quarantine the city so it can't get out and start hunting the lizard. There the old love of Nick, Audrey (Maria Pitillo) is there as an aspiring reporter, trying to make it. The French, in command of Philippe Roache (Jean Reno) are also trying to stop the lizard, but secretly.

FUCK man, that was hard work and a lot of brain cells burned just to write that fucking plot. Now, as I said the idea is great but the shit starts to happen with:

1. How the fuck did the Lizard made it from the Polynesian Islands to New York. The Polynesian Islands are on the Pacific for Christ sake and New York is in the Atlantic. Shouldn't it be terrorizing San Francisco? Fuck, these guys probably failed geography.

2. The lizard itself. The special effects are bullshit here, it rains a lot, but thatís to hide the effects, and its always bleak. The monster lizard shows up and I'm supposed to be in awe for the gigantic lizard... I laughed so hard at what I saw. Man you have to be a total jackass if you didn't realize that it was some fuckhead in a lizard costume. It doesn't even look like a goddamn lizard for Christ sake. At least the baby lizards DID look like lizards, but not this one.

3. Size does matter. If somebody ever mentions that fucking tagline again regarding this, I'm going to waste him. How big is Godzilla? Sometimes it looks as big as any fucking skyscraper around, and then it shrinks to almost the double of a size of the subway tunnel. What kind of bullshit is that? Is Godzilla supposed to shrink and then get big again? The Park Avenue Tunnel scene is the most stupid of them all in this topic. Sure it can tear through subway tunnels, and buildings, then why the hell doesn't he do the same here? And if he's capable of doing such shit, you think he would be easily tangled in the fucking Brooklyn Bridge?

4. Action Scenes. Though most of them were pretty cool, some action scenes looked way to rigged and dire. And when the Apache choppers start chasing Godzilla, the chase looks cool, but the background looks more like a fucking painting out of who the hell knows. Then the next scene where Godzilla starts chasing the chopper, instead of running away, why doesn't he pull up? Godzilla can't reach him at high altitude, and if two Sidewinders can really blow the top off the Chrysler building, well, that must be the stupidest thing I've seen in my life, since the charge that the Sidewinder has doesn't have enough power to do that, unless it were a Maverick.

5. Special Effects. Like I said before, the FX is bullshit, but the way they screwed it up with the lizard, even screws up the other part of the film that contains special effects. The little lizards look as fake as hell, the taxicab chase; you could easily notice the computer-generated taxicab. The explosions were as idiotic as if those rockets or bombs didn't have any explosive charge. It was laughable in many ways, for so fucked up are the FX that I would have fired the damn FX guy and his fucking crew for coming up with some video game-like bullshit, instead of some realistic stuff. Furthermore, this entire shit also shows us -in the words of a commentator in IMDB- that ďjust because you can get your hands on some supersonic PC's and the latest version of Lightwave doesn't mean that you're going to make the best thing since sliced bread." Damn right my friend, thatís a lesson to be learned.

6. The script was more stupid than ever. It was dumb, totally, with big plot holes and lame one-liners that make you want to take out those four screenwriters onto the street and have them shot.

7. The cast. I just wonder what the fuck was Mathew Broderick thinking when he signed up for this role, and he does his best to cope with crappy lines and do the best of it. So does Jean Reno, he's such a fine actor, that he deserved a better script. Maria Pitillo was just plain awful, her way of acting just wanted me to bitchslap her right in the moment. The rest of the cast is also there for waste, nothing to comment there.

8. Dean, Roland, don't even try doing a sequel, if for once you two could do something good, then please don't do a fucking sequel. It will save you a lot of embarrassment.

9. If you even think that I'm spoiling the movie for you, WELL FUCK YOU!!! Just shut the hell up, read, and choke on it since I'm doing you a big favor. Seriously.

10. Got nothing else to say. GOTCHA MOTHERFUCKER!!! Now suffer, live through it, since I saved you a hell of a lot of more pain than you would have ever imagined. Believe me.

In the end, just stay away from this shit, because itís not worth it. Roland, Dean, your moviemaking ideas are great, but your story making and plot twisting is almost pure shit. You better start working on how to do a better story and a better plot, because if you don't you'll end up sweeping the floors of the studio before you know it. For Christ sake grow up!!! (0.5-5)

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User Comments

5/16/18 brian Does it get more by-the-numbers than this? Please say "No." 2 stars
3/13/17 morris campbell trash one on the worst movies EVER! 1 stars
4/05/13 The Big D Stink, Stank, Stunk, and in case you missed it, PEE-EEE-YEW, was it BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 stars
9/21/12 Kcaj To this day i enjoy watching it. Dunno why everyone hates it so much 4 stars
5/15/11 stephen nettles Eh 3 stars
12/19/10 Jeff Wilder A big budget pile of....nothing. 2 stars
11/06/10 Sugarfoot I love Godzilla movies and therefore I refuse to even acknowledge this turd 1 stars
12/15/09 Cody absolutely the worst movie i have ever seen. saw it on cable and i still walked out on it! 1 stars
11/16/09 Reality Of Films This movie is really good. It is funny and exciting. But the monster looks a bit stupid. 5 stars
10/11/09 matt godzilla ran scared everytime someone threw so much as a pebble at it..PATHETIC! 1 stars
4/04/09 Dane Youssef An insult to the whole genre. Stupid, boring. Badly acted & written. FX are laughably bad. 1 stars
1/07/09 the dork knight we're supposed tor oot for these dumb fucktards trying to kill Godzilla? 1 stars
12/09/08 Troy Few okay scenes, but bad. Weak, vulnerable Godzilla. What were they thinking? 2 stars
11/24/08 Craig D. I've heard some people try to defend it, but it's indefensible. A horrible monster movie. 1 stars
8/19/08 Shaun Wallner This movie has some great scenes in it. 5 stars
7/27/08 The Dork Knight Crafted to sell action figures and make children laugh. 1 stars
2/04/08 Pamela White something to watch when you have the flu 4 stars
11/20/07 David Cohen Bad career move for the big guy 2 stars
8/27/07 HateZillaHaters This movie Rocked,Small soldiers and Dreamworks can suck balls,since thats s.soldiers did! 5 stars
7/09/07 Max A sloppy mess of a film. 1 stars
7/02/07 Grace I LOVE IT!! 4 stars
6/14/07 Vincent Ebriega Save it for Godzilla (to step on). 2.5/5. 2 stars
6/03/07 education loan consolidation bad debt consolidation loan do it yourself debt settlement 4 stars
6/02/07 home insurance hartford mobile home insurance companies new jersey home owner insurance 1 stars
4/23/07 David Risser Good movie, but not a great one 3 stars
4/18/07 Stevo UK By getting rid of the cheesiness that made the old films special, this will flop badly. 2 stars
3/19/07 Austin Wertman I LIKED IT, BUT ONLY CAUSE OF THE SPECIAL FX 4 stars
2/16/07 Vip Ebriega Terrific monster of a hit. 4 stars
1/28/07 action movie fan critics hated it i loved it!!! this best film of 1998-shakespear in love is dull 5 stars
12/08/06 Stanley Thai A very entertaining disaster flick. Underrated.... 4 stars
11/03/06 Hauzy As Godzilla it sucked, as a Giant mutant movie it was enjoyable 3 stars
10/19/06 David Pollastrini HORRIBLE, ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE 1 stars
10/02/06 Jeremy Davies Decent movie, beaten to the punch by Jurrasic Park 4 stars
8/10/06 Dragon The Artist Can't replace the good ol' fashioned corny old Godzillas,but this "Godjeera!"was LAME!! 1 stars
7/12/06 Matthew Sutton This movie is Good george, but you suck pussy 5 stars
6/29/06 George Leave this movie alone! It's better than the 1954 boring piece of shit!!! 4 stars
6/28/06 joe koski love it 5 stars
4/22/06 Jack A very worth while movie. 7\10 4 stars
3/09/06 Dk I enjoyed it and so did everyone who watched with me 4 stars
2/06/06 Anthony Feor For a remake its actually pretty good 3 stars
12/22/05 cody a ok monster flick but this classic monster needs be lay rest, ok visual effects lame story 2 stars
11/29/05 Ming It was better than I expected, though nowhere near the brilliance of ID4 and Stargate. 3 stars
11/18/05 Jabber This movie is poop on a stick. 1 stars
11/12/05 George Jobson Stop fuckin smashin this film you sound like assholes 5 stars
11/07/05 LP Quagmire This is the way Godzilla was meant to be; I can't recommend it enough. 5 stars
10/07/05 Carolyn Rathburn I like monster movies, I enjoyed it 4 stars
9/21/05 Eric Fortune Terrible. I can't believe my friend made me go see this crap. 1 stars
9/05/05 Daryl Walker This movie, for the lack of a better word, sucks. 1 stars
8/18/05 ES I've seen worse, but the mini godzilla scene screams J-Park rip-off 3 stars
7/04/05 Steven Brady This Godzilla film rocks 5 stars
7/01/05 darick Ugh...overhyped s***. You're sure to have a dissappointing experience. 1 stars
6/25/05 tony Very good effects and setting. A good movie. suggest renting it. 4 stars
6/07/05 Mark Radburn Critics are lame people who slam this film are lame, That is Godzilla you know 5 stars
4/01/05 Luke BlackAdder That is GODZILLA it has his spirits, Godzilla is #1 5 stars
3/30/05 Tyrantis Would have been good if GODZILLA was actually in it! 1 stars
3/13/05 G-Man awesome 5 stars
2/11/05 Jeff Anderson Man, this was one stupid film! This so-called GODZILLA wasn't very menacing AT ALL! LAME!!! 1 stars
1/13/05 Tom Benton Predictably weak American remake, which can't even be saved by Jean Reno's small role. 2 stars
11/20/04 Mark A Huge Awesome Dragon-like Dinosaur 5 stars
10/15/04 david whoever reads this is a gay fagget eugene 5 stars
9/25/04 Lourdes I'd have sex with that fine piece of lizard 5 stars
9/14/04 Cracked head Godzilla as a gay, green, shrinking chicken. 1 stars
8/06/04 Pat Piece of crud "remake" of a great film. 2 stars
7/27/04 DM I would rather crush my glasses and shove the shards into my eyes than watch this again 1 stars
7/17/04 raj india 4 stars
7/08/04 wildcarde1 Godzilla is cool even when its bad 4 stars
7/06/04 Spiderfan720 I should be shot for ASKING my cousin to watch it with me. Why ruin two of us??? 1 stars
7/06/04 tyger,tyger its not a great movie but its worth checking out guys 4 stars
7/06/04 Talonsoft its not Gojira no, but it has its own charms 4 stars
6/16/04 franknutz why why why why why why why why god why 1 stars
5/30/04 Frazier Bad acting, but entertaining, worth a look see 4 stars
5/15/04 Read it, Seen it, Done it We all laughed when the first Godzilla came out with the crappy effects, then this was made 1 stars
4/13/04 Mr X Do yourself a favor and watch the old Japaneese versions 1 stars
2/10/04 Whatevr WHAT A BIG FAT WASTE OF MY TIME! 1 stars
1/18/04 Phisto Not great. Not good. Not...ah, God, it just plain blew, 1 stars
11/27/03 John a Godzilla movie without a Godzilla? this is it! 1 stars
11/09/03 I Would Oh God. How could so much money go into something so inane? 1 stars
8/09/03 Will Green I've voted for total crap, as this film is totaly crap. 'tis shit. It mmmboooores me 1 stars
7/17/03 kick ya i never thought i movie could be this bad? But Roland Emmerich has made this possible. 1 stars
7/17/03 MadMatt Anyone involved in this movie (making it / enjoying it) should be locked-up!! SERIOUSLY!!! 1 stars
7/13/03 Morpheus So bad, it's not even funny. 1 stars
6/09/03 Christian Harding Holy Crap! This is SOO not Godzilla. Now everyone thinks this mo'fo is. 2 stars
4/04/03 Jack Sommersby A prime xample of a creatively bankrupt big-budget Hollywood production. 1 stars
4/01/03 Godzillafan54 Sucked beyond all believe- what the hell were they thinkin changin godzillas look and fire 1 stars
10/17/02 Charles Tatum Gimme this over a guy in a rubber suit any old day 5 stars
7/21/02 Croweater This REALLY sucked...why do baby godzillas behave and look like raptors?A lame ass rip off 1 stars
5/22/02 Monster W. Kung I'll bash this movie to death and then some. 1 stars
3/28/02 NeuroManson This genital wart of a film is an insult to nice genital warts everywhere!!! 1 stars
1/05/02 Magnum Craphole How did this script ever get funded? A prime example of current Hollywood idiocy. 1 stars
12/30/01 Cracked head Even worse than Independence Day, if that's possible. 1 stars
12/09/01 Shane Robert Myers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Better looking strong, lost weight, digs through rock & Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
11/22/01 Cookie Cutter Crap, pure and simple. Emmerich is a no-talent dingbat. 1 stars
11/15/01 D'Morph This movie is full of dire cliches. Insults every movie goers intelligence 1 stars
11/13/01 Tam Silly monster-munch action with no plot & bad dialogue. Curly-haired girl is pretty though. 2 stars
10/30/01 mr. Pink Come on! It isnīt good, but it ainīt that bad. 2 stars
9/11/01 Fred The worst movie Period! I had never on my own walked out of a movie like that before. 1 stars
9/08/01 Chvad SB Pure fucking bullshit. Even the worst TOHO version is light years past this drek. 1 stars
9/04/01 Shawn Movie needed a better script, but as a computer graphic artist, 2 thumbs up. 4 stars
8/09/01 E-Funk Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin suffer from penis envy. 1 stars
7/31/01 Josh Tybur On my five worst films list 1 stars
7/27/01 Crisis Management An unbelievable piece of trash. No story, and the CGI fx are some of the worst ever seen. 1 stars
7/12/01 salvo I've seen shit worse tnan this 3 stars
7/11/01 Fish Eye I like the part where they RIP OFF Jurassic Park with the MSG baby godzilla scene 2 stars
7/09/01 Caligula so moronic you can see its stupidity coming outta the screen and damage your brain 1 stars
7/03/01 taj Textbook Hollywood Shitcake with all the trimmings. An affront to brain cells. 1 stars
7/03/01 Boomshanka Really really bad. Just awful. Effects over substance. Write a script! 1 stars
5/03/01 Dom Corleone worst movie ever 1 stars
4/21/01 Monster W. Kung I firmly believe a retarded 5 years old kid must have written the laughable script. 1 stars
3/23/01 TNT-6 Look, I love a lot of the "monsters" movie. This one blows donkeys. 1 stars
3/12/01 Terrie Smith Special effects are OK; dumb dialogue & bad acting (Maria Pilillo) say otherwise. 2 stars
2/15/01 KyLe*BrOfLoVsKi I saw it on cable and I felt ripped off. 1 stars
2/01/01 BASSee excuse me, usher, can i have my money back? 1 stars
1/31/01 Big Isil As a fellow native, New York is NOT this stupid of a city. And why is it always cloudy? 1 stars
12/28/00 Turtle This is definitely the best Godzilla movie. Great effects and great action! 5 stars
11/28/00 Cristopher Revilla dammit i meant that it sucked ass 1 stars
11/15/00 The EVIL Penguin Emmerich's worst ever 2 stars
9/06/00 John Lindsey GOOD LORD!, i think ID4 and Stargate were better than this Toxic Dump. 1 stars
7/16/00 Purple Monster I'd rather see the man in the rubber suit rampaging thru the cardboard buildings !!! 2 stars
5/31/00 danilo Pretty Bad - but more enjoyable than Armageddon 2 stars
4/26/00 XXX What have you been smoking, David Rogers? This movie SUCKS! 1 stars
3/19/00 Richard Wright Size may matter, but so does plot and character. Obviously this crap didn't realise this. 1 stars
2/29/00 Bozo Worse than a trip to the dentist or lunch w/other users on this site 1 stars
2/06/00 Kyle Broflovski Fuck plot. Fuck the lizard. Let's just knock down a city. 2 stars
1/21/00 Jedi15 Wowsers, that movie sucked so much cock! Makes the dubbed ones look like classics! 1 stars
1/10/00 John Markham Torture from beginning to end, like a Cliff Richard song. 1 stars
11/04/99 Mickey "Father Death" MacJohnstmyster Remember that massive pile of shit in Jurassic Park ,imagine watching that for over 2 hours 1 stars
10/20/99 Lame-Oh Lame ass movie (along w/ Titanic and Spiceworld: The Movie) 1 stars
8/19/99 Matthew Bartley Drinking dog snot is marginally better 1 stars
7/24/99 Hagbard Celine Even the effects were lame. An expensive mass of drivel. 2 stars
7/07/99 Ben Leostein Rating: ** (out of ****) Category: "Average" 3 stars
7/04/99 J-Dogg This piece of SHIT is #1 on my all time SHIT LIST. (Along w/ "Independence Day") 1 stars
6/15/99 Dylan Plot DOES matter! Fucking shit. 1 stars
5/02/99 Mindy It had no redeeming qualities 1 stars
4/28/99 ShitPiledHigh Pile of shit as tall as Godzilla - the taxi scene says it all! 1 stars
3/10/99 Ah Dooey I like Johny's 4th title: Big Green Monster Equals Dollars 1 stars
3/09/99 Go Swans I got my money's worth. It was the funniest film of the year. 1 stars
1/20/99 To The Point. Fucking terrible. 1 stars
12/28/98 Cage Not great, but anyone who says they 'HATE' this is simply saving face. 4 stars
12/28/98 Lucy B. About all this film has in common with the original is the name of the creature & its cry! 1 stars
12/26/98 Schizofrenic Not bad but not good. The classic versions were amazing. 1 stars
11/26/98 Mr.Pink Not a piece of fuckin'shit as some friends of mine said, but also certainly not good either 2 stars
11/24/98 Fred Dean Devlin should never work in film again! How can you fuck up a Godzilla movie!?! 1 stars
11/17/98 Jules I swear to cod I fell asleep after 20 minutes 1 stars
11/02/98 Darkhero1 Entertaining and overall a fun trip to the theater. No Oscars here and proud. 5 stars
10/29/98 Silent Rob With a legacy of 20 other films to go on, it should've been at least Average. 1 stars
10/20/98 Kwyjibo What a total rip off. It's like they wrote the screenplay in a day. 1 stars
10/01/98 Flea Bitten Nut My name describes this movie. Totally. 1 stars
9/29/98 katherine i went to see thid thinking it would be good. it was such crap! i fell asleep! no joke! 1 stars
9/23/98 Marcy I've never seen such a shitty movie before, it's not even interesting! 1 stars
9/18/98 Godzilla I want my name taken off that movie!!!! 1 stars
9/17/98 MR HOLLYWOOD ! Fucked up script,Good FX and Mad Puff Daddy song. C'mon its not that bad,ITS A MOVIE !! 3 stars
9/16/98 Trav You know, this ain't all that bad once you start liking the French dude (doh!) 3 stars
9/15/98 Negative Creep fun to watch if you pretend Its ferris VS. Godzilla and rewrite the film as you go along 1 stars
9/14/98 Chip Taylor Good effects. Bad script. Doesn't add up to much. Except crap. 3 stars
9/13/98 Ultraman It sucks Big time.Can you say rip-off of 20,000 fathams 1 stars
9/12/98 Bart Barton waste of time and money 1 stars
9/07/98 Damien this movie sucked huge, sweaty, skanky, pimpled,hairy,cumsoaked gorilla balls, the worst! 1 stars
9/06/98 BBReBozo I couldn't watch the movie because of the stupid fucking Mexicans chattering behind me! 1 stars
9/06/98 Kid Pee-Pee Utter poison. Capitalism of Hollywood at it's utter worst. SHIT! SHIT! SHIT! 1 stars
9/05/98 Debzilla Fun movie 5 stars
9/04/98 Badass PIECE OF SHIT! Emmerich and Devlin are the shittiest FX filmakers around. THEY SUCK!!!!!!!! 1 stars
9/03/98 The Patriot What crap. Total shit. 1 stars
8/30/98 {{{OZ}}} Oh, Broderick. You stink. Pitillo is awful. Ban this from video. 1 stars
8/30/98 Matt I almost resorted to heckling to try and get my money's worth 1 stars
8/27/98 Chuck-D bad bad bad bad, bad, bad bad , and uh, oh yeah: bad 1 stars
8/25/98 Miss Stress That was sposed to be Godzilla? looked more like a gremlin and a t-rex had a baby! 2 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball Everyone disses this film out. You know why? IT STANK UP THE JOINT! 2 stars
8/23/98 Dutch Devlin and Emmerich have obviously been shacking up with Akiva Goldsman. 2 stars
8/23/98 Mister Whoopee I give it an extra star for the coming out of the water scene. Otherwise a letdown. 2 stars
8/16/98 J-Guy hunk of shit. godzilla is a fuckerhead. 1 stars
8/16/98 Johny Who's idea was it to let the script be a kindergarden class project? 1 stars
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