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Without compelling characters or heart, Godzilla stomps on everything that made the original (or any monster movie worth its salt) a classic. Read critic reviews

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During a nuclear test, the French government inadvertently mutates a lizard nest; years later, a giant lizard makes its way to New York City. Dr. Niko Tatopoulos (Matthew Broderick), an expert on the effects of radiation on animals, is sent by the U.S. government to study the beast. When the creature, dubbed "Godzilla" by news outlets, emerges, a massive battle with the military begins. To make matters worse, Niko discovers that Godzilla has laid a nest of 200 eggs, which are ready to hatch.

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Matthew Broderick
Dr. Niko Tatopoulos
Jean Reno
Philippe Roaché
Maria Pitillo
Audrey Timmonds
Hank Azaria
Victor "Animal" Palotti
Kevin Dunn
Colonel Hicks
Harry Shearer
Charles Caiman, WIDF Anchor
Arabella Field
Lucy Palotti
Vicki Lewis
Dr. Elsie Chapman
Doug Savant
Dr. Elsie Chapman
Roland Emmerich
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Ute Emmerich
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William Fay
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Peter Winther
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David Arnold
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Critic Reviews for Godzilla

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  • Jan 29, 2021
    I think I was one of the few people on the planet that actually enjoyed Roland Emmerich's Godzilla. My God was it too long (2 hrs, 18 min!) and the characters were paper cutouts, and Godzilla looked like a freaking mutated dinosaur from Jurassic Park. But damn if it wasn't pure popcorn entertainment when Godzilla finally starts stomping through Manhattan.
    Mark B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2016
    Ferris Bueller, you're NOT my hero. Dear sweet baby Jesus this was a bad movie. The lead track from the soundtrack was a P Diddy rap sampling Led Zeppelin's Kashmir song that even was laughable. Godzilla terrorizes New York City, we find out he is really a she (don't make fun or PC Principal will get you), builds a nest in Madison Square Garden and has babies that are like Jurassic Park velociraptors. This movie is so so so bad.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 13, 2015
    Not as good as it should of been, Very little to remember but a few nice shots of New York destruction, The cast were boring and Godzilla wasn't as fierce as it should of been and it was too predictable that it was hard to really enjoy but they did try a few new ideas like the babies but they weren't much of a threat to really take seriously, It's worth a watch but you will feel let down more than wowed.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • May 23, 2014
    Roland Emmerich re-envisions the "King of the Monsters" in the big, dumb action film Godzilla. When New York City comes under attack from a mysterious monster the military calls in a team of experts to discover what it is and how to defeat it. Starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, and Hank Azaria, the casting is rather peculiar. But even more bizarre, is the lampooning of film critics Siskel & Ebert as an ineffectual mayoral team. The script is just terrible in all kinds of ways, but it's almost made up for by the exciting and dynamic action sequences. While it's incredible cheesy and stupid, Godzilla kind of works as a mindless popcorn film.
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