Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday's Overlooked Movie: Godzilla (1998)

Roland Emmerich's reworking of the famous Japanese monster wasn't a critical success (I think it wasn't a success even commercially), but my kids just saw it and they liked it. I believe my son (who's soon to be 9 years old) loved it. He also loves the Jap movies of which he's seen five, including the original one. 

There are some moments I also happen to like ("love" might be too strong a word here): Godzilla's leap into Hudson River, the drive into Godzilla's mouth, when Godzilla fools the submarines, the sequence at Madison Square Garden with the Godzilla babies. I also like Jean Reno's hardboiled character. My son says: "The best moment is the ending." He always feels sympathy for the baddies in the film when they fall. 

More Overlooked Movies here


Todd Mason said...

The "heroes" are so often unattractive. Feeling any better yet?

jurinummelin said...

Much better, thanks. Haven't taken any medicine for two of three days now.

Anders E said...

The original Godzilla (Gojira, actually) is a fascinating movie.
I saw it a few weeks ago, and while some of it is quite hokey, the scenes where they show the results of the destruction is very touching and almost from a totally different movie. It's very different in tone and it's as if they wanted to show what the results of the WW2 bombings were really like.

Juri said...

It is indeed evident that it's a Hiroshima/Nagasaki movie. Sad, but true.