History Film / Godzilla

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[[caption-width-right:350:It's a good thing that this 'Zilla [[SamusIsAGirl is a lady]], or else that tower would've needed protection.]]

''Godzilla'' is a [[TheNineties 1998]] American film [[TheRemake remake]] of [[Film/{{Gojira}} the Japanese film of the same name]]. It was co-written and directed by Creator/RolandEmmerich, director of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' and ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', and starred Creator/MatthewBroderick, JeanReno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria and Kevin Dunn. The film spawned an animated sequel called ''GodzillaTheSeries''. The film was released on May 20, 1998, by Creator/TriStarPictures.

The film follows the attacks of the titular creature on Manhattan, following his apparent creation via [[ILoveNuclearPower radioactive fallout]] from atomic bomb testing decades before. The film follows the attacks, beginning with the off-shore attack of a Japanese fishing vessel and culminating in a confrontation of Godzilla and the American military in the Big Apple.

For the original Japanese fillm, see ''Film/{{Gojira}}''. For the 1984 direct sequel, see ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla''.

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!!Tropes associated with this work:

* AcrophobicBird: The helicopter pilots seem to always stay at mouth-level of the monster they're attacking.
* AnimatedAdaptation: The [[GodzillaTheSeries resulting animated series]], considered by many the best thing to come of the movie.
* {{Badass}}: Phillipe Roache.
* BadVibrations
* BlindedByTheLight: The cab's high-beams are used to make Godzilla flinch away from the tunnel mouth.
* BreathWeapon: Played with. While the "realistic" Godzilla can't actually exhale radiation, it can roar with such force that it sends parked cars flying from the shock wave. In one case, this causes their [[EveryCarIsAPinto gas tanks to explode]] in a dragonish blast of flame.
* CaptainObvious: "That's a lot of fish!"
* CarFu: When JeanReno gets behind the wheel of a taxi, shit gets ''mad real''.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Averted. The French secret service operatives that work with the protagonists are very competent, [[CuttingTheKnot knot-cutting]], [[CombatPragmatist pragmatic]] and professional soldiers.
** [[RedshirtArmy Who are all killed horribly by baby godzillas!]]
*** And yet they're ''still'' more competent than the US Military, who arguably cause more damage to Manhattan than Godzilla does!
* ColorWash: The flashbacks that open the film are yellow.
* DemotedToExtra: The film is mostly about Nick and Audrey's relationship, the life of a French guy, and ''Animal'' Palotti's job, with occasionally a giant lizard thrown in.
* DrivingStick: [[{{Irony}} American Nick telling French Philippe]] that the Army Hummer isn't in gear when trying to sneak into the subway system.
* ElevatorEscape
* EpicFail: The USAF ''blowing up the Chrysler building'' with two missiles meant for 'Zilla is an excellent example. Justified[[hottip:*:heat-seekers don't work well on lizards]] ''and'' Lampshaded.
* {{Expy}}: Harry Shearer's news reporter character, Charlie Caiman, has shades of a live-action [[TheSimpsons Kent Brockman]].
** And let's not forget [[SiskelAndEbert Mayor Ebert and his aide, Gene.]]
* FakeAmerican: In-Universe. Philippe briefly does an American accent which he admits is an impersonation of ElvisPresley.
* FollowTheLeader: Let's face it, the infant Godzillas were really only there because of the popularity of ''Franchise/JurassicPark'''s Velociraptors.
-->[[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Godzilla_1998.aspx?Page=9 One suspects that instead of scene descriptions here, there were twenty blank pages in the screenplay prefaced by one sentence: "Just like the Velociraptor attack in Jurassic Park." I think they actually owe DGA residuals to Steven Spielberg for this scene.]]
* FranchiseKiller: The only other American Godzilla venture was the relatively-decent animated show.
* FreeWheel: Used a ''lot''.
* GiantEqualsInvincible: [[RealityEnsues Nope]].
* GiantFootOfStomping: Used in the early teaser trailer, where Godzilla brings his might foot down on a museum's T. Rex skeleton in the middle of a kids' tour. Meant as a (typically nineties) [[TakeThat wholly unnecessary potshot]] at ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', but really just comes off as kinda [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Python-esque]].
** Happens on the film when a cab is crushed.
* GiganticAdultsTinyBabies: Godzilla's offspring are small enough to chase humans inside buildings, hence ''much'' smaller than their parent.
* GonnaNeedMoreX: "We need bigger guns"
* GulliverTieDown: Luring Godzilla onto the Brooklyn Bridge gets the creature tangled in the suspension cables.
* HandshakeRefusal:
** Matthew Broderick refuses to shake a nerdy scientist's hand after he just sneezed into it.
** And it happens again in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries''.
* HarsherInHindsight: In a clip of a news broadcast covering Zilla's rampage through New York, the broadcaster says "...in what city officials are calling the worst act of destruction since the World Trade Tower bombing", referencing the bombing of the WTC in 1993. The film was released only three years before 9/11. Ouch. [[invoked]]
** Mayor Ebert's put-upon aide Gene walks out on him at the end, and the mayor protests that he can't leave, he needs him. Gene Siskel died of complications from heart surgery a year after this film was released, never returning to Roger Ebert's side on ''At The Movies''.
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: Used to establish that Godzilla really is dead at the end.
* HelicopterFlyswatter: With military helicopters.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Subverted by Rouche, who says he could use a ''coffee'' instead of alcohol.
* InNameOnly: The monster was nicknamed "GINO" ("Godzilla In Name Only") by Godzilla fans. Toho itself calls him Zilla (see TakeThat, below).
* {{Jerkass}}: Charlie Caiman, who propositions Audrey despite being married, and strings her along with hopes of becoming a reporter while making her do all his work.
* LampshadeHanging: One of the movie's few truly hilarious moments involves a gag pointing out that the beast should be named "Gojira", but Americans got it wrong.
* MamaBear: Zilla is both a MamaBear and a PapaWolf.
* MeaningfulName: A "caiman" is a crocodile-like reptile. See {{Jerkass}} above. Roache (pronounced "Rowsh") is a sneaky guy who pops up where he's not wanted and engages in shady activities, befitting one military guy's calling him "Roach".
* MerchandiseDriven: All the tie-in merchandise was designed and ready for assembly before a scriptwriter was hired.
* MissedHimByThatMuch: The Jerkass news anchor twice misses seeing Godzilla walk past the station windows because he's too busy complaining on the phone that he doesn't have a good story to cover. One of the army guys overlooks Godzilla in the tunnels because he failed to recognize that the "rocks" in front of him were an eyelid; it opens right behind him after he's turned away.
* MisterSeahorse: Given Zilla is hermaphrodite...
* MonsterIsAMommy
* MonumentalDamage: Naturally it's often [=NYC=]'s most-recognizable landmarks that get trashed, either by Godzilla (the [=MetLife=] building, the Brooklyn Bridge) or by the forces pursuing him and his offspring (the Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden).
* NewYorkSubway
* NoPronunciationGuide: Dr. Niko Tatopoulos, [[{{Tuckerization}} who was named for]] Patrick Tatopoulos, who worked special effects on the film and [[TruthInTelevision has the same problem]].
* NotZilla: Understandably many fans and critics alike feel this way about Tri-Star's 1998 "remake".
* ANuclearError: The opening stock footage of a Nuclear Test isn't French footage but American test footage out of the Bikini Atoll.
* RampJump: The taxi runs over one of Godzilla's toes, which serves as a ramp and sends it flying.
* RaptorAttack: Zilla's offspring.
** And Zilla himself, cuz' you know, he's just a huge raptor.
* TheRemake: Despite making something new and not respecting the source material Emmerich still has the nerve to call this film a "remake". Fans are, understandably, not amused
* RunningGag: All Philippe wanted was a decent cup of coffee.
* SceneryGorn: Taken to some frankly awesome levels - Godzilla jumps through the MetLife building off-screen at one point, leaving a structurally-impossible 'Zilla-shaped hole in the middle.
* ScullyBox: Alluded to but not used. When Charlie Caiman is about to go live with his co-anchor, a woman who has a good six inches on him, he complains about needing something to match her height. He has to settle for hovering above his chair uncomfortably.
* SensorSuspense: Where the submarine is tracking Godzilla approaching them at a high speed.
* SequelHook: Didn't get a sequel, but continued in the animated series.
* TheStinger: The end has the [[spoiler:hatching of the last egg, leading into the [[GodzillaTheSeries animated series]]]].
* StrawCritic: Mayor Ebert, a TakeThatCritics at Creator/RogerEbert.([[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19980526/REVIEWS/805260301/1023 "Now that I've inspired a character in a Godzilla movie, all I really still desire is for several Ingmar Bergman characters to sit in a circle and read my reviews to one another in hushed tones."]])
* SuperPersistentPredator: The hatchlings pursue humans even when there are still fish lying around waiting to be eaten. Averted with Godzilla itself, as the one behavioral limitation placed on Tristar's version by the trademark-holders was that they couldn't show the Big Guy actually ''eating'' anyone: when it does start chasing the cab, it's because it's furious at the destruction of its offspring, not hungry.
* SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator: Somehow 'Zilla's pursuers manage to lose track of a critter the size of an aircraft carrier on the streets of Manhattan.
* TakeThat:
** On the other side of the spectrum, Toho first said "a monster similar to Godzilla ravaged New York at the end of the last century" in ''[[Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack GMK]]'', and then put Zilla in ''[[Film/GodzillaFinalWars Final Wars]]'', where he went down to the Big G himself in ''ten seconds''. Toho did ''not'' like what happened with Godzilla in America. Hence the Toho official nickname "Zilla": Toho didn't believe the American Godzilla had any right to have "God" in its name.
** One of the movie's best moments, however, is to its ''own title''; a minor plot point is that the Japanese fishermen who first see the beast call it "Gojira". Footage of this eventually gets out to a certain smarmy reporter, who proceeds to flense it into "Godzilla". Other characters actually call him (or the TV broadcast of him, at least) [[LampshadeHanging out on this]].
* TakeThatCritics: In retaliation for giving ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' and ''Film/IndependenceDay'' negative reviews, director RolandEmmerich had NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of Creator/RogerEbert and Creator/GeneSiskel as the Mayor of New York and his aide (respectively). The bizarre thing is, nothing remotely bad happens to either of them (aside from having their city destroyed) and their only real character fault was incompetence (given this is their first monster attack, it's understandable). Both were considerably perplexed by this, with Siskel wondering that if Emmerich was going to go through the trouble of finding lookalikes, why not at least have Zilla squash them? (also, the extra in the car that is squished early in the film was intended to be a representation of J.D. Lees, editor of ''G-Fan Magazine'')
* TrulySingleParent: In this movie, Godzilla (like a [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Tribble]]) is born pregnant.
* VoodooShark: The reason behind the horizontal, raptor-like design for the monster was in order to make it more "realistic." (We'll ignore the improbability of such a lanky, precarious and front-heavy design being better suited for giant size than the heavy, pillar-legged, mountain-shaped original.) They decided to continue making it more realistic by making it a mutated iguana instead of a dinosaur, thereby completely negating the entire point behind the raptor-shape in the first place.
** Of course, the SquareCubeLaw is being completely ignored either way...
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script for the movie had Godzilla being far more like his Japanese self and he was supposed to fight a shape-shifting monster called the Gryphon. Due to the financial success of ''Independence Day'', however, [=TriStar=] decided that they wanted their own disaster movie to compete, and so hired RolandEmmerich to direct.
* TheWormGuy: The TropeNamer.
* {{Wormsign}}: When Godzilla arrives from the ocean, the pier splits most satisfyingly.
* ItCanThink: When godzilla is tailed by three helicopters,he successfully managed to fool them into thinking he is hiding in a skyscraper, cue him bursting from the building behind them and initiating CurbStompBattle. The final helicopter is destroyed when Godzilla crouches low to prevent being seen by it before devouring said helicopter whole.
** When the protagonists are fleeing from Godzilla, he moves ahead of them and takes out the bridge.

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[[caption-width-right:350:It's a good thing that this 'Zilla [[SamusIsAGirl is a lady]], or else that tower would've needed protection.]]

''Godzilla'' is a [[TheNineties 1998]] American film [[TheRemake remake]] of [[Film/{{Gojira}} the Japanese film of the same name]]. It was co-written and directed by Creator/RolandEmmerich, director of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' and ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', and starred Creator/MatthewBroderick, JeanReno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria and Kevin Dunn. The film spawned an animated sequel called ''GodzillaTheSeries''. The film was released on May 20, 1998, by Creator/TriStarPictures.

The film follows the attacks of the titular creature on Manhattan, following his apparent creation via [[ILoveNuclearPower radioactive fallout]] from atomic bomb testing decades before. The film follows the attacks, beginning with the off-shore attack of a Japanese fishing vessel and culminating in a confrontation of Godzilla and the American military in the Big Apple.

For the original Japanese fillm, see ''Film/{{Gojira}}''. For the 1984 direct sequel, see ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla''.

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!!Tropes associated with this work:

* AcrophobicBird: The helicopter pilots seem to always stay at mouth-level of the monster they're attacking.
* AnimatedAdaptation: The [[GodzillaTheSeries resulting animated series]], considered by many the best thing to come of the movie.
* {{Badass}}: Phillipe Roache.
* BadVibrations
* BlindedByTheLight: The cab's high-beams are used to make Godzilla flinch away from the tunnel mouth.
* BreathWeapon: Played with. While the "realistic" Godzilla can't actually exhale radiation, it can roar with such force that it sends parked cars flying from the shock wave. In one case, this causes their [[EveryCarIsAPinto gas tanks to explode]] in a dragonish blast of flame.
* CaptainObvious: "That's a lot of fish!"
* CarFu: When JeanReno gets behind the wheel of a taxi, shit gets ''mad real''.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Averted. The French secret service operatives that work with the protagonists are very competent, [[CuttingTheKnot knot-cutting]], [[CombatPragmatist pragmatic]] and professional soldiers.
** [[RedshirtArmy Who are all killed horribly by baby godzillas!]]
*** And yet they're ''still'' more competent than the US Military, who arguably cause more damage to Manhattan than Godzilla does!
* ColorWash: The flashbacks that open the film are yellow.
* DemotedToExtra: The film is mostly about Nick and Audrey's relationship, the life of a French guy, and ''Animal'' Palotti's job, with occasionally a giant lizard thrown in.
* DrivingStick: [[{{Irony}} American Nick telling French Philippe]] that the Army Hummer isn't in gear when trying to sneak into the subway system.
* ElevatorEscape
* EpicFail: The USAF ''blowing up the Chrysler building'' with two missiles meant for 'Zilla is an excellent example. Justified[[hottip:*:heat-seekers don't work well on lizards]] ''and'' Lampshaded.
* {{Expy}}: Harry Shearer's news reporter character, Charlie Caiman, has shades of a live-action [[TheSimpsons Kent Brockman]].
** And let's not forget [[SiskelAndEbert Mayor Ebert and his aide, Gene.]]
* FakeAmerican: In-Universe. Philippe briefly does an American accent which he admits is an impersonation of ElvisPresley.
* FollowTheLeader: Let's face it, the infant Godzillas were really only there because of the popularity of ''Franchise/JurassicPark'''s Velociraptors.
-->[[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Godzilla_1998.aspx?Page=9 One suspects that instead of scene descriptions here, there were twenty blank pages in the screenplay prefaced by one sentence: "Just like the Velociraptor attack in Jurassic Park." I think they actually owe DGA residuals to Steven Spielberg for this scene.]]
* FranchiseKiller: The only other American Godzilla venture was the relatively-decent animated show.
* FreeWheel: Used a ''lot''.
* GiantEqualsInvincible: [[RealityEnsues Nope]].
* GiantFootOfStomping: Used in the early teaser trailer, where Godzilla brings his might foot down on a museum's T. Rex skeleton in the middle of a kids' tour. Meant as a (typically nineties) [[TakeThat wholly unnecessary potshot]] at ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', but really just comes off as kinda [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Python-esque]].
** Happens on the film when a cab is crushed.
* GiganticAdultsTinyBabies: Godzilla's offspring are small enough to chase humans inside buildings, hence ''much'' smaller than their parent.
* GonnaNeedMoreX: "We need bigger guns"
* GulliverTieDown: Luring Godzilla onto the Brooklyn Bridge gets the creature tangled in the suspension cables.
* HandshakeRefusal:
** Matthew Broderick refuses to shake a nerdy scientist's hand after he just sneezed into it.
** And it happens again in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries''.
* HarsherInHindsight: In a clip of a news broadcast covering Zilla's rampage through New York, the broadcaster says "...in what city officials are calling the worst act of destruction since the World Trade Tower bombing", referencing the bombing of the WTC in 1993. The film was released only three years before 9/11. Ouch. [[invoked]]
** Mayor Ebert's put-upon aide Gene walks out on him at the end, and the mayor protests that he can't leave, he needs him. Gene Siskel died of complications from heart surgery a year after this film was released, never returning to Roger Ebert's side on ''At The Movies''.
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: Used to establish that Godzilla really is dead at the end.
* HelicopterFlyswatter: With military helicopters.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Subverted by Rouche, who says he could use a ''coffee'' instead of alcohol.
* InNameOnly: The monster was nicknamed "GINO" ("Godzilla In Name Only") by Godzilla fans. Toho itself calls him Zilla (see TakeThat, below).
* {{Jerkass}}: Charlie Caiman, who propositions Audrey despite being married, and strings her along with hopes of becoming a reporter while making her do all his work.
* LampshadeHanging: One of the movie's few truly hilarious moments involves a gag pointing out that the beast should be named "Gojira", but Americans got it wrong.
* MamaBear: Zilla is both a MamaBear and a PapaWolf.
* MeaningfulName: A "caiman" is a crocodile-like reptile. See {{Jerkass}} above. Roache (pronounced "Rowsh") is a sneaky guy who pops up where he's not wanted and engages in shady activities, befitting one military guy's calling him "Roach".
* MerchandiseDriven: All the tie-in merchandise was designed and ready for assembly before a scriptwriter was hired.
* MissedHimByThatMuch: The Jerkass news anchor twice misses seeing Godzilla walk past the station windows because he's too busy complaining on the phone that he doesn't have a good story to cover. One of the army guys overlooks Godzilla in the tunnels because he failed to recognize that the "rocks" in front of him were an eyelid; it opens right behind him after he's turned away.
* MisterSeahorse: Given Zilla is hermaphrodite...
* MonsterIsAMommy
* MonumentalDamage: Naturally it's often [=NYC=]'s most-recognizable landmarks that get trashed, either by Godzilla (the [=MetLife=] building, the Brooklyn Bridge) or by the forces pursuing him and his offspring (the Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden).
* NewYorkSubway
* NoPronunciationGuide: Dr. Niko Tatopoulos, [[{{Tuckerization}} who was named for]] Patrick Tatopoulos, who worked special effects on the film and [[TruthInTelevision has the same problem]].
* NotZilla: Understandably many fans and critics alike feel this way about Tri-Star's 1998 "remake".
* ANuclearError: The opening stock footage of a Nuclear Test isn't French footage but American test footage out of the Bikini Atoll.
* RampJump: The taxi runs over one of Godzilla's toes, which serves as a ramp and sends it flying.
* RaptorAttack: Zilla's offspring.
** And Zilla himself, cuz' you know, he's just a huge raptor.
* TheRemake: Despite making something new and not respecting the source material Emmerich still has the nerve to call this film a "remake". Fans are, understandably, not amused
* RunningGag: All Philippe wanted was a decent cup of coffee.
* SceneryGorn: Taken to some frankly awesome levels - Godzilla jumps through the MetLife building off-screen at one point, leaving a structurally-impossible 'Zilla-shaped hole in the middle.
* ScullyBox: Alluded to but not used. When Charlie Caiman is about to go live with his co-anchor, a woman who has a good six inches on him, he complains about needing something to match her height. He has to settle for hovering above his chair uncomfortably.
* SensorSuspense: Where the submarine is tracking Godzilla approaching them at a high speed.
* SequelHook: Didn't get a sequel, but continued in the animated series.
* TheStinger: The end has the [[spoiler:hatching of the last egg, leading into the [[GodzillaTheSeries animated series]]]].
* StrawCritic: Mayor Ebert, a TakeThatCritics at Creator/RogerEbert.([[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19980526/REVIEWS/805260301/1023 "Now that I've inspired a character in a Godzilla movie, all I really still desire is for several Ingmar Bergman characters to sit in a circle and read my reviews to one another in hushed tones."]])
* SuperPersistentPredator: The hatchlings pursue humans even when there are still fish lying around waiting to be eaten. Averted with Godzilla itself, as the one behavioral limitation placed on Tristar's version by the trademark-holders was that they couldn't show the Big Guy actually ''eating'' anyone: when it does start chasing the cab, it's because it's furious at the destruction of its offspring, not hungry.
* SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator: Somehow 'Zilla's pursuers manage to lose track of a critter the size of an aircraft carrier on the streets of Manhattan.
* TakeThat:
** On the other side of the spectrum, Toho first said "a monster similar to Godzilla ravaged New York at the end of the last century" in ''[[Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack GMK]]'', and then put Zilla in ''[[Film/GodzillaFinalWars Final Wars]]'', where he went down to the Big G himself in ''ten seconds''. Toho did ''not'' like what happened with Godzilla in America. Hence the Toho official nickname "Zilla": Toho didn't believe the American Godzilla had any right to have "God" in its name.
** One of the movie's best moments, however, is to its ''own title''; a minor plot point is that the Japanese fishermen who first see the beast call it "Gojira". Footage of this eventually gets out to a certain smarmy reporter, who proceeds to flense it into "Godzilla". Other characters actually call him (or the TV broadcast of him, at least) [[LampshadeHanging out on this]].
* TakeThatCritics: In retaliation for giving ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' and ''Film/IndependenceDay'' negative reviews, director RolandEmmerich had NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of Creator/RogerEbert and Creator/GeneSiskel as the Mayor of New York and his aide (respectively). The bizarre thing is, nothing remotely bad happens to either of them (aside from having their city destroyed) and their only real character fault was incompetence (given this is their first monster attack, it's understandable). Both were considerably perplexed by this, with Siskel wondering that if Emmerich was going to go through the trouble of finding lookalikes, why not at least have Zilla squash them? (also, the extra in the car that is squished early in the film was intended to be a representation of J.D. Lees, editor of ''G-Fan Magazine'')
* TrulySingleParent: In this movie, Godzilla (like a [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Tribble]]) is born pregnant.
* VoodooShark: The reason behind the horizontal, raptor-like design for the monster was in order to make it more "realistic." (We'll ignore the improbability of such a lanky, precarious and front-heavy design being better suited for giant size than the heavy, pillar-legged, mountain-shaped original.) They decided to continue making it more realistic by making it a mutated iguana instead of a dinosaur, thereby completely negating the entire point behind the raptor-shape in the first place.
** Of course, the SquareCubeLaw is being completely ignored either way...
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script for the movie had Godzilla being far more like his Japanese self and he was supposed to fight a shape-shifting monster called the Gryphon. Due to the financial success of ''Independence Day'', however, [=TriStar=] decided that they wanted their own disaster movie to compete, and so hired RolandEmmerich to direct.
* TheWormGuy: The TropeNamer.
* {{Wormsign}}: When Godzilla arrives from the ocean, the pier splits most satisfyingly.
* ItCanThink: When godzilla is tailed by three helicopters,he successfully managed to fool them into thinking he is hiding in a skyscraper, cue him bursting from the building behind them and initiating CurbStompBattle. The final helicopter is destroyed when Godzilla crouches low to prevent being seen by it before devouring said helicopter whole.
** When the protagonists are fleeing from Godzilla, he moves ahead of them and takes out the bridge.
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19th Jun '13 7:56:25 PM lolface123
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* ItCanThink: When godzilla is tailed by three helicopters,he successfully managed to fool them into thinking he is hiding in a skyscraper, cue him bursting from the building behind them and initiating CurbStompBattle. The final helicopter is destroyed when Godzilla crouches low to prevent being seen before devouring it whole.

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* ItCanThink: When godzilla is tailed by three helicopters,he successfully managed to fool them into thinking he is hiding in a skyscraper, cue him bursting from the building behind them and initiating CurbStompBattle. The final helicopter is destroyed when Godzilla crouches low to prevent being seen by it before devouring it said helicopter whole.
19th Jun '13 7:55:27 PM lolface123
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* ItCanThink: When godzilla is tailed by three helicopters,he successfully managed to fool them into thinking he is hiding in a skyscraper, cue him bursting from the building behind them and initiating CurbStompBattle.
** When the protagonists are fleeing from godzilla, he moves ahead of them and takes out the bridge.

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* ItCanThink: When godzilla is tailed by three helicopters,he successfully managed to fool them into thinking he is hiding in a skyscraper, cue him bursting from the building behind them and initiating CurbStompBattle.
CurbStompBattle. The final helicopter is destroyed when Godzilla crouches low to prevent being seen before devouring it whole.
** When the protagonists are fleeing from godzilla, Godzilla, he moves ahead of them and takes out the bridge.
19th Jun '13 7:52:31 PM lolface123
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* ItCanThink: When godzilla is tailed by three helicopters,he successfully managed to fool them into thinking he is hiding in a skyscraper, cue him bursting from the building behind them and initiating Curb-Stomp Battle.

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* ItCanThink: When godzilla is tailed by three helicopters,he successfully managed to fool them into thinking he is hiding in a skyscraper, cue him bursting from the building behind them and initiating Curb-Stomp Battle.CurbStompBattle.
19th Jun '13 7:51:38 PM lolface123
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----*ItCanThink: When godzilla is tailed by three helicopters,he successfully managed to fool them into thinking he is hiding in a skyscraper, cue him bursting from the building behind them and initiating Curb-Stomp Battle.
**When the protagonists are fleeing from godzilla, he moves ahead of them and takes out the bridge.
14th Jun '13 7:40:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* StrawCritic: Mayor Ebert, a TakeThat at Creator/RogerEbert.([[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19980526/REVIEWS/805260301/1023 "Now that I've inspired a character in a Godzilla movie, all I really still desire is for several Ingmar Bergman characters to sit in a circle and read my reviews to one another in hushed tones."]])

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* StrawCritic: Mayor Ebert, a TakeThat TakeThatCritics at Creator/RogerEbert.([[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19980526/REVIEWS/805260301/1023 "Now that I've inspired a character in a Godzilla movie, all I really still desire is for several Ingmar Bergman characters to sit in a circle and read my reviews to one another in hushed tones."]])



* TakeThat
** TakeThatCritics: In retaliation for giving ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' and ''Film/IndependenceDay'' negative reviews, director RolandEmmerich had NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel as the Mayor of New York and his aide (respectively). The bizarre thing is, nothing remotely bad happens to either of them (aside from having their city destroyed) and their only real character fault was incompetence (given this is their first monster attack, it's understandable). Both were considerably perplexed by this, with Siskel wondering that if Emmerich was going to go through the trouble of finding lookalikes, why not at least have Zilla squash them? (also, the extra in the car that is squished early in the film was intended to be a representation of J.D. Lees, editor of ''G-Fan Magazine'')

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* TakeThat
** TakeThatCritics: In retaliation for giving ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' and ''Film/IndependenceDay'' negative reviews, director RolandEmmerich had NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel as the Mayor of New York and his aide (respectively). The bizarre thing is, nothing remotely bad happens to either of them (aside from having their city destroyed) and their only real character fault was incompetence (given this is their first monster attack, it's understandable). Both were considerably perplexed by this, with Siskel wondering that if Emmerich was going to go through the trouble of finding lookalikes, why not at least have Zilla squash them? (also, the extra in the car that is squished early in the film was intended to be a representation of J.D. Lees, editor of ''G-Fan Magazine'')
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* TakeThatCritics: In retaliation for giving ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' and ''Film/IndependenceDay'' negative reviews, director RolandEmmerich had NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of Creator/RogerEbert and Creator/GeneSiskel as the Mayor of New York and his aide (respectively). The bizarre thing is, nothing remotely bad happens to either of them (aside from having their city destroyed) and their only real character fault was incompetence (given this is their first monster attack, it's understandable). Both were considerably perplexed by this, with Siskel wondering that if Emmerich was going to go through the trouble of finding lookalikes, why not at least have Zilla squash them? (also, the extra in the car that is squished early in the film was intended to be a representation of J.D. Lees, editor of ''G-Fan Magazine'')
24th May '13 8:47:15 PM MabuseTheGambler
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* GiantEqualsInvincible: [[RealityEnsues Nope]].



** And Zilla herself, cuz' you know, she's just a huge raptor.
* RealityEnsues: This Godzilla, unlike every other iteration, is not immune to modern weapons.

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** And Zilla herself, himself, cuz' you know, she's he's just a huge raptor.
* RealityEnsues: This Godzilla, unlike every other iteration, is not immune to modern weapons.
raptor.
17th May '13 1:37:20 PM MabuseTheGambler
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* RealityEnsues: This Godzilla, unlike every other iteration, is not immune to modern weapons.
16th May '13 6:06:38 PM akih08
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** And let's not forget [[GeorgeEbert the mayor]] and his [[GeneSiskel aide, Gene]].

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** And let's not forget [[GeorgeEbert the mayor]] [[SiskelAndEbert Mayor Ebert and his [[GeneSiskel aide, Gene]].Gene.]]
16th May '13 6:05:08 PM akih08
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** And let's not forget [[GeorgeEbert the mayor]] and his [[GeneSiskel aide, Gene]].
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