Simply A Masterpiece
Don't listen to the negative reviews
There are better movies of two hours length. I loved the actress'performance.
It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
Julian R. White
As a genuine fan of the original Japanese Godzilla films, I have heard millions of negative comments about this film. The problem here is the fact that the creature is given then name Godzilla, but in the beginning, it is clear that it's not ACTUALLY Godzilla. A survivor of a Japanese fishing crew was asked, what did he see, and he knew only to answer "Godzilla" because that's probably what he thought it was, but this survivor only saw a claw or a foot. It's clear this monster is not meant to actually be Godzilla, so the main mistake this movie made was naming the creature Godzilla. I saw it when it came out in Theaters back in 1998. It's not a bad movie, it's watchable, it's not horrific and terrible in my opinion. I would watch it again, but I wouldn't call it Godzilla.
Sure there are some campy moments especially during the first hour, but stick with it! It's actually a decent movie and really delivers with the suspense. I felt that the chase scenes were great, I was on the edge of my seat. The tackiness was forgiven by the end of the movie.
Follows more or less traditional pattern of monster movie. Enbjoyable even though you know the good guys (we humans) will win out in the end, and the romantic aspect will be resolved suitably. Good-natured poking fun at a lost of familiar targets. A bit too long, in my opinion, but not for fans of the genre. Last scene with new monster being hatched there, i suppose, to allow for sequel, but still a kind of he (it)-who- laughs last laughs.
So this movies about a giant mutated iguana which decides to stomp around New York for absolutely no reason. After stomping around for a little while it gets scared off by the military. After barely escaping a military assault with it's life, it comes to the brilliant conclusion that New York city is the safest place to start a nest! Hah what an intelligent animal! And then at the end it gets killed by a couple of missiles from a few jets.I sincerely thought that this pathetic;wimpy monster would be canon fodder for Godzilla for quiet some time. And then a worthy opponent would show up towards the end to do battle with Godzilla. BUT GODZILLA NEVER SHOWED UP! Most misleadingly titled movie ever!