History Film / Godzilla1998

25th Jan '16 7:34:44 PM Eagal
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Reactions of people that were the targets of Take Thats are not relevant to the trope.
* TakeThatCritics: In retaliation for giving ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' and ''Film/IndependenceDay'' negative reviews, director Creator/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 Godzilla either eat or 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''.) -->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:''' That's really bad when [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment you get criticized by the critic you're criticizing because you didn't criticize them enough!]] ...Try saying ''that'' three times fast!
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* TakeThatCritics: In retaliation for giving ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' and ''Film/IndependenceDay'' negative reviews, director Creator/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 Godzilla either eat or 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''.)\n-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:''' That's really bad when [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment you get criticized by the critic you're criticizing because you didn't criticize them enough!]] ...Try saying ''that'' three times fast!
7th Jan '16 9:54:00 PM Eagal
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** Although, given the [[InNameOnly nature]] of this movie, it might be better considered a remake of TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms rather than a Godzilla movie.

* RunningGag: All Philippe wanted was a decent cup of coffee. ** And on Animal's side, Lucy's gonna kill him.
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* RunningGag: All Philippe wanted was a decent cup of coffee. ** And coffee and on Animal's side, Lucy's gonna kill him.
19th Dec '15 10:30:27 PM freefall4242
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** Although, given the [[InNameOnly nature]] of this movie, it might be better considered a remake of TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms rather than a Godzilla movie.
1st Oct '15 8:10:21 AM DDRMASTERM
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* ChekhovsSkill: Rather than dig to get to the radiated worms in Chernobyl, Nick used some sort of electrical system that draws them to surface. The same technique is used to draw Godzilla out with fish as bait.
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* ChekhovsSkill: Rather than dig to get to the radiated worms in Chernobyl, {{UsefulNotes/Chernobyl}}, Nick used some sort of electrical system that draws them to surface. The same technique is used to draw Godzilla out with fish as bait.
25th Sep '15 8:18:32 AM TrollMan
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* SquareCubeLaw: Although the filmmakers apparently tried to make Godzilla more realistic in his design, ironically his more dinosaur-like design is far ''less'' plausible than the old bulky design. The traditional Godzilla design has pillar-like legs and is built in an upright stance with a low-center of gravity, with massive thighs and thick tail support that you'd expect for an animal weighing thousands of tonnes. This Godzilla has a sleek, raptor-like body held horizontally that basically threw all remaining logic out the window.
27th Aug '15 5:18:48 PM TARINunit9
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* InNameOnly: Godzilla in this movie bears little resemblance to his predecessor, and it is mostly a DisasterMovie, with a bit of action, rather than the {{camp}} that is most associated with the series.
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* InNameOnly: Godzilla in this movie bears little resemblance to his predecessor, and it is mostly a DisasterMovie, with a bit of action, rather Japanese namesake. Rather than the {{camp}} that is most associated with the series.series, the script is mostly a DisasterMovie with a bit of action, and the monster movie aspects that remain bear more of a resemblance to ''Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms'' than ''Godzilla''.
28th Jun '15 7:56:12 PM Eagal
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''Godzilla'' (''[[NamesTheSame Gojira]]'') is a [[TheNineties 1998]] American [[TheRemake remake]] film of [[Film/{{Gojira}} the Japanese film of the same name]] and the first feature-length ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' film to be made by an American team. It was co-written and directed by Creator/RolandEmmerich, director of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' and ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', and starred Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/JeanReno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria and Kevin Dunn. The film spawned an animated sequel called ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'', and the film's version of Godzilla was later renamed "Zilla" by Toho and [[CurbStompBattle pitted against]] the Japanese Godzilla in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''. The film was released on May 20, 1998, by Creator/TriStarPictures.
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''Godzilla'' (''[[NamesTheSame Gojira]]'') (''Gojira'') is a [[TheNineties 1998]] American [[TheRemake remake]] film of [[Film/{{Gojira}} the Japanese film of the same name]] and the first feature-length ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' film to be made by an American team. It was co-written and directed by Creator/RolandEmmerich, director of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' and ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', and starred Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/JeanReno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria and Kevin Dunn. The film spawned an animated sequel called ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'', and the film's version of Godzilla was later renamed "Zilla" by Toho and [[CurbStompBattle pitted against]] the Japanese Godzilla in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''. The film was released on May 20, 1998, by Creator/TriStarPictures.
28th Jun '15 7:55:02 PM Eagal
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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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* 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.
21st Jun '15 2:57:52 PM akih08
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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.
4th Jun '15 12:39:44 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Mayor Ebert is much too eager to be reopening the city when the military has cause to believe there's still a danger.
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