History Film / Godzilla1998

23rd Mar '17 12:03:59 AM Eagal
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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 Chorionic Gonadotrophin hormone, 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 (and mammal) pregnancy tests are searching for the presence of a hormone called Chorionic Gonadotrophin hormone, 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.
23rd Mar '17 12:02:59 AM Eagal
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In a meta sense. In the track recorded specifically for the movie, Music/RageAgainstTheMachine managed to sneak in the line ''criticizing'' it.
-->Godzilla, pure motherfucking filler, get your eyes off the real killer.
22nd Mar '17 11:56:18 PM Eagal
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** There is no way a human pregnancy test would work on a lizard, much less a giant radioactive lizard.
*** And here's why: Human (and mammal) pregnancy tests are searching for the presence of Chorionic Gonadotrophin hormone (CG). CG 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.
*** And here's why:
lizard, as Human (and mammal) pregnancy tests are searching for the presence of Chorionic Gonadotrophin hormone (CG). CG hormone, 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.
15th Mar '17 7:35:10 PM KingClark
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The film spawned an animated sequel called ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries''. While it was intended to spawn a new franchise in the United States, the movie was not deemed successful enough to warrant another sequel. Ironically, it instead renewed Creator/{{Toho}}'s interest in the franchise, which had actually ended with ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' in anticipation of the American franchise, launching the Millennium series started by ''Film/Godzilla2000''. The events of... Which curiously makes this film a StealthSequel to the 1954 original in that regard, since ''G.M.K.'' is also direct sequel to that movie. The film's version of Godzilla was later renamed "Zilla" by Toho and [[CurbStompBattle pitted against]] the Japanese Godzilla in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''.

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The film spawned an animated sequel called ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries''. While it was intended to spawn a new franchise in the United States, the movie was not deemed successful enough to warrant another sequel. Ironically, it instead renewed Creator/{{Toho}}'s interest in the franchise, which had actually ended with ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' in anticipation of the American franchise, launching the Millennium series started by ''Film/Godzilla2000''. The events of...of another Millennium movie, ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'', actually reference this one as being canon... Which curiously makes this film a StealthSequel to the 1954 original in that regard, since ''G.M.K.'' is also direct sequel to that movie. The film's version of Godzilla was later renamed "Zilla" by Toho and [[CurbStompBattle pitted against]] the Japanese Godzilla in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''.
15th Mar '17 7:33:33 PM KingClark
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[[caption-width-right:350:"We need bigger guns!" [[CoversAlwaysLie (just not quite as big as this poster implies.)]]]]

->''"[[CoversAlwaysLie Size Does Matter]]"''

''Godzilla'' (''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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[[caption-width-right:350:"We need bigger guns!" [[CoversAlwaysLie (just (Just not quite as big as this poster implies.)]]]]

->''"[[CoversAlwaysLie Size Does Matter]]"''

->''"Size does matter."''

''Godzilla'' (''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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The film spawned an animated sequel called ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries''. While it was intended to spawn a new franchise in the United States, the movie was not deemed successful enough to warrant another sequel. Ironically, it instead renewed Creator/{{Toho}}'s interest in the franchise, which had actually ended with ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' in anticipation of the American franchise, launching the Millennium series started by ''Film/Godzilla2000''. The events of... Which curiously makes this film a StealthSequel to the 1954 original in that regard, since ''G.M.K.'' is also direct sequel to that movie. The film's version of Godzilla was later renamed "Zilla" by Toho and [[CurbStompBattle pitted against]] the Japanese Godzilla in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars''.
12th Mar '17 11:17:37 AM chasemaddigan
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** This becomes inverted and HilariousInHindsight in the Japanese Godzilla film ''GodzillaMothraAndKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack''. There's a scene where a group of American reporters claim they saw Godzilla in New York in 1998. The Japanese correct them, stating that that monster was called 'Zilla'. (An alternate name for G '98, introduced in ''[=GMK=]'' after Toho got the rights to TriStar's monster.)

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** This becomes inverted and HilariousInHindsight in the Japanese Godzilla film ''GodzillaMothraAndKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack''.''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack''. There's a scene where a group of American reporters claim they saw Godzilla in New York in 1998. The Japanese correct them, stating that that monster was called 'Zilla'. (An alternate name for G '98, introduced in ''[=GMK=]'' after Toho got the rights to TriStar's [[Creator/TriStarPictures TriStar's]] monster.)



** There are some pretty damn RoseTintedGlasses at play here, though: the US did at least as much nuclear testing as the French in Polynesia!

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** There are some pretty damn RoseTintedGlasses rose-tinted glasses at play here, though: the US did at least as much nuclear testing as the French in Polynesia!



* SceneryGorn: Naturally; the MetLife Building in particular is a notable case of this.

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* SceneryGorn: Naturally; the MetLife [=MetLife=] Building in particular is a notable case of this.
12th Mar '17 7:43:55 AM Psi001
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* SympathyForTheDevil: Nick looks to be a bit solemn as he watches Godzilla slowly die in front of him. This is explicitly described in the novel, which he narrates.
9th Mar '17 4:54:19 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* WritersCannotDoMath: ''Echos 1'', ''2'', and ''4'' all reporting for duty, but no ''Echo 3''?
8th Feb '17 6:57:37 PM TomServo3000
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* GoryDiscretionShot: Used when Godzilla's babies were eating people alive.
19th Jan '17 11:29:45 AM Ciara25
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** This particular TakeThat backfired on Emmerich, as Roger Ebert said if the filmmakers wanted to get the insulting jab right, they would have had Godzilla eat the Mayor and the aide (of course {{Creator/Toho}} specified that Godzilla wasn't allowed to eat people).

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** This particular TakeThat backfired on Emmerich, as Roger Ebert Gene Siskel said if the filmmakers wanted to get the insulting jab right, ''right,'' they would have had Godzilla eat the Mayor and the aide (of course (though to be fair, {{Creator/Toho}} specified that Godzilla wasn't allowed to eat people).people) or squash them.
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