History Film / Godzilla1998

28th Dec '17 2:41:21 PM nombretomado
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* FakeAmerican: In-Universe. Philippe briefly does an American accent which he admits is an impersonation of ElvisPresley.

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* FakeAmerican: In-Universe. Philippe briefly does an American accent which he admits is an impersonation of ElvisPresley.Music/ElvisPresley.
6th Dec '17 1:58:02 AM jonathan-sherwin
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** Don't forget about people constantly getting Nick's surname wrong. Even a news reporter does this after Lucy leaks his taps to the news.

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** Don't forget about people constantly getting Nick's surname wrong. Even a news reporter does this after Lucy leaks his taps tapes to the news.
6th Dec '17 1:57:40 AM jonathan-sherwin
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** Don't forget about people constantly getting Nick's surname wrong. Even a news reporter does this after Lucy leaks his taps to the news.
11th Nov '17 9:00:23 PM FGHIK
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** Military pilots cannot fire missiles over the United States or any of its territories without the express and direct permission of the President.

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** Military pilots cannot fire missiles over the United States or any of its territories without the express and direct permission of the President. It's reasonable to assume the president would give it in this scenario, but never explicitly stated.
11th Nov '17 8:59:12 PM FGHIK
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* DumbassHasAPoint: As incompetent as the mayor was, he's perfectly justified when he calls out the US Army for all the damage they caused.
-->'''Mayor:''' 'You caused more damage than that goddamn thing did!'

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* DumbassHasAPoint: As incompetent as the mayor was, he's perfectly justified when he [[WhatTheHellHero calls out out]] the US Army for [[DestructiveSavior all the damage they caused.
caused]].
-->'''Mayor:''' 'You '[[NiceJobBreakingItHero You caused more damage than that goddamn thing did!'did!]]'
11th Nov '17 8:56:27 PM FGHIK
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*** Iguanas, from which Godzilla mutated, are ''herbivorous'' (eat plants), not ''piscivorous'' (eat fish).

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*** Iguanas, from which Godzilla mutated, are ''herbivorous'' (eat plants), not ''piscivorous'' (eat fish). Though to be fair, they aren't skyscraper sized, either.
6th Nov '17 5:12:58 AM Arawn999
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** ''Theropoda Allosaurus'' is just unbelievable. The evidence gathered has clearly indicated an animal many magnitudes larger than any ''Allosaurus'', which maxed out at around 30 feet in length. What's more, specifying "Allosaurus" among other similarly-sized theropods is ridiculous, because there's no certain way to distinguish between different theropods within the same size range based on footprint alone. The idea that any real paleontologist would say or suggest such a thing is complete nonsense.

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** Elsie specifying ''Theropoda Allosaurus'' is just unbelievable. The evidence gathered has clearly indicated an animal many magnitudes larger than any ''Allosaurus'', which maxed out at around 30 feet in length.length, to say nothing of Elsie stating ''Allosaurus'' died out in the Cretaceous Period. What's more, specifying "Allosaurus" among other similarly-sized theropods is ridiculous, because there's no certain way to distinguish between different theropods within the same size range based on footprint alone. The idea that any real paleontologist would say or suggest such a thing is complete nonsense.
6th Nov '17 3:49:52 AM Arawn999
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** There is no way a human pregnancy test would work on a lizard, much less a giant radioactive lizard, as Human (and mammal) pregnancy tests are searching for the presence of a hormone called Chorionic Gonadotrophin, which is only produced in placental animals, as the 'chorion' is another word for the placenta. Reptiles are not placental animals, and do not produce CG. Thus, the test wouldn't work.

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** There is no way a human pregnancy test would work on a lizard, much less a giant radioactive lizard, as Human human (and mammal) pregnancy tests are searching for the presence of a hormone called Chorionic Gonadotrophin, which is only produced in placental animals, as the 'chorion' is another word for the placenta. Reptiles are not placental animals, and do not produce CG. Thus, the test wouldn't work. This is lampshaded when Nick notes that the test shouldn't have worked.



** The idea that Godzilla can disappear by burrowing into New York's subway system is ridiculous; the subway tunnels are not that deep under the streets, with the deepest station being 180 feet underground. Godzilla would have to burrow ''past'' the subway tunnels into the ground underneath to remain hidden, as his size would mean he would be disturb and collapse the streets and would be easily visible.

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** The idea that Godzilla can disappear by burrowing into New York's subway system and sewers is ridiculous; the subway tunnels are not that deep under the streets, with the deepest station being 180 feet underground. Godzilla would have to burrow ''past'' the subway tunnels into the ground underneath to remain hidden, as his size would mean he would be disturb and collapse the streets and would be easily visible.



* ChekhovsGun: Nick notices that Godzilla seems to have a bit of an aversion to bright lights after using his camera when Godzilla finally shows up for the fish, the flash causing the big guy (or rather big girl, in this movie) to flinch. [[spoiler:Nick has Philippe use the taxi's high beams to make Godzilla flinch in order to get out of Park Avenue Tunnel in the climax.]]
** MythologyGag: In the 1954 original, Godzilla absolutely hates bright lights as they remind him of the flash of the nuclear bombs going off.

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* ChekhovsGun: Nick notices that Godzilla seems to have a bit of an aversion to bright lights after using his camera when Godzilla finally shows up for the fish, the flash causing the big guy (or rather big girl, in this movie) to flinch. [[spoiler:Nick has Philippe use the taxi's high beams to make Godzilla flinch in order to get out of Park Avenue Tunnel in the climax.]]
** MythologyGag: In
]] This is a MythologyGag to the 1954 original, where Godzilla absolutely hates bright lights as they remind him of the flash of the nuclear bombs going off.



-->'''Pilot:''' Ahhhh... negative impact. [[{{Understatement}} That is negative impact.]]
-->'''Mayor:''' ''Negative impact?'' That's the goddamn Chrysler building we're talking about here!
* ExplosiveBreeder: Godzilla is capable of laying hundreds of eggs [[TrulySingleParent without the need for a mate]]. [[spoiler: Had the proposed sequel been made, the danger presented by this ability would have been offset somewhat by the reveal that a full-grown Godzilla is capable of reproducing only once, and the number of eggs produced is determined by carrying capacity of the land.]]

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-->'''Pilot:''' Ahhhh... negative impact. [[{{Understatement}} That is negative impact.]]
-->'''Mayor:'''
]]\\
'''Mayor:'''
''Negative impact?'' That's the goddamn Chrysler building we're talking about here!
* ExplosiveBreeder: Godzilla is capable of laying hundreds of eggs [[TrulySingleParent without the need for a mate]]. [[spoiler: Had [[spoiler:Had the proposed sequel been made, the danger presented by this ability would have been offset somewhat by the reveal that a full-grown Godzilla is capable of reproducing only once, and the number of eggs produced is determined by carrying capacity of the land.]]



* FreeWheel: Used a ''lot''.

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* %%* FreeWheel: Used a ''lot''.



* 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.

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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 avoid being seen by it before devouring said helicopter whole.



* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Roache says he's a patriot, despite the horrible things it has done in the past.
** There are some pretty damn rose-tinted glasses at play here, though: the US did at least as much nuclear testing as the French in Polynesia!

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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Roache says he's a patriot, despite the horrible things it France has done in the past.
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past. There are some pretty damn rose-tinted glasses at play here, though: the US did at least as much nuclear testing as the French in Polynesia!



** Also Audrey for getting Nick fired.
* NonMaliciousMonster: Initially, all Godzilla wanted to do was find a safe place to have his (her?) offspring. He only fought back in self defense against attempts to destroy him. The hatchlings only attacked humnans because they were hungry and had run low on fish. Subverted later when Godzilla tries to kill four people in {{Revenge}} for the deaths of his offspring...four people who weren't even responsible, well not directly at any rate.

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** Also Audrey for getting got Nick fired.
fired and caused the military to dismiss his theory about Godzilla being pregnant.
* NonMaliciousMonster: Initially, all Godzilla wanted to do was find a safe place to have his (her?) offspring. He only fought back in self defense against attempts to destroy him. The hatchlings only attacked humnans humans because they were hungry and had run low on fish. Subverted later when Godzilla tries to kill four people in {{Revenge}} {{revenge}} for the deaths of his offspring...offspring... four people who weren't even responsible, well not directly at any rate.



* SceneryGorn: Naturally; the [=MetLife=] Building in particular is a notable case of this.
** Most of New York's streets are utterly trashed by the time Godzilla is brought down.

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* SceneryGorn: Naturally; the [=MetLife=] Building in particular is a notable case of this.
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Most of New York's streets are utterly trashed by the time Godzilla is brought down. down, but the [=MetLife=] Building in particular is a notable case of this.



* SequelHook: Didn't get a sequel, but continued in the animated series.
* SkewedPriorities: Audrey when she steals Nick's tapes; [[TheAtoner she makes this up to him later though]].

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* SequelHook: Didn't The film ends with the last of Godzilla's eggs hatching. It didn't get a sequel, but continued in the animated series.
* SkewedPriorities: SkewedPriorities:
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Audrey when she steals Nick's tapes; [[TheAtoner she makes this up to him later though]].



* {{Slimeball}}: When Audrey asks her boss Mr. Caiman when she'll be promoted from his assistant to a reporter, Caiman makes it clear the only way she'll get the promotion is if she has an affair with him. Audrey turns him down in disgust.



* ToServeMan: Despite Toho's specification that Godzilla wasn't allowed to eat people, the baby Godzillas chow down on the French soldiers and Godzilla himself tries to eat the cab that Nick, Audrey, Roache, and Animal are fleeing in.



* TheWormGuy: The TropeNamer.

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* TheWormGuy: The TropeNamer.Nick is the TropeNamer, having started out studying mutated earthworms in Chernobyl.
18th Oct '17 6:45:09 PM Eagal
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** Military pilots cannot fire missiles over the United States or any of its territories ''without the express and direct permission of the President!''

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** Military pilots cannot fire missiles over the United States or any of its territories ''without without the express and direct permission of the President!''President.
27th Sep '17 11:38:49 AM Eagal
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* MilitariesAreUseless: The only time the military accomplishes anything is [[spoiler: with the 3 F-18s that both destroy Madison Square Gardens and kill Godzilla]]. Every other time, they [[EpicFail fail miserably]] and either damage other sor hit other military units.

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* MilitariesAreUseless: The only time the military accomplishes anything is [[spoiler: with the 3 F-18s that both destroy Madison Square Gardens and kill Godzilla]]. Every other time, they [[EpicFail fail miserably]] and either damage other sor or hit other military units.
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