Number 1000!!! Friday, October 28th - Larry H. publishes his one thousandth movie review 1997-2022
Released:  May 20, 1998
GO, GO, GOdzilla! I felt like I was a kid again going to see aJapanese movie about a big creature that caused people to speak funnyand the words not match the movement of their mouths. Sneak preveiw atLoew's The Fountains Wednesday night May 19th."Size Does Matter" is part of the hype and I must admit that it was thebiggest lizard that I have ever seen attack New York City. Did I sayattack? That might not be accurate because the army types that wereshooting at it/him were dumb as a board and did not seek good lines ofcommunication with the creature. Even though Matthew Broderick, thebiologist, aka "the worm guy," tried to explain stuff; folks take offhalf-cocked whenever an enormously large lizard comes out of the oceanwith an attitude.

The basic plot is the same as before, but there are some new twists andsurprises. The special effects and computer enhanced images control theflow of the show which is expected in the 90's. But I was disappointedthat I did not bond with the creature as much as I wanted. Bonding witha giant lizard can be a wonderful experience if the director allows thetrue character of the monster to evolve. The involvement of the French"CIA" was a nice addition and the subtle humor of their leader played byJean Reno was fun. This flick was a combo of "Jaws," "Jurassic Park,"and "Fatal Attraction" with a backdrop of an almost constant rain onManhattan. The command headquarters was in New Jersey. The proverbialnews cameraman was named "Animal" and his sidekick was the proverbialdumb blonde. I did not say this movie had a lot of imagination, but ifyou think you will like to see "Godzilla" then you will probably like itand will not like it unless you show up with an appropriate attitude. Ienjoyed the movie because I do not mind "silly". Oh, come on, if youcan buy in on a giant lizard the rest is easy. Rock 'n Roll.

Grade 86. Larry H.
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