|Godzilla 1998 PG-13, 139 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Hank Azaria, Maria Pitillo, Michael Lerner, Harry Shearer, Arabella Field, Philippe Bergeron, Malcolm Danare, Kevin Dunn, Vicki Lewis, Doug Savant, Lorry Goldman, Christian Aubert, Frank Bruynbroek
Godzilla is resurrected following French nuclear tests in the South Pacific, and the 90-foot monster crosses Panama and heads north where he lays waste to NYC's Wall Street and the subway system–all this with the U.S. Army in close pursuit. Also on Godzilla's trail is NRC biologist Dr. Nick Tatopoulos (Matthew Broderick), and close behind are Nick's ex-girlfriend Audrey Timmonds (Maria Pitillo), who is looking for a big news story, and French secret service agent Philippe Roach (Jean Reno), who is trying to protect his country's reputation. 1 User Review
|Roland Emmerich Strikes Again!||1fatts 04/13/2009 |
| It is perfectly justifiable not to like Roland Emmerich movies. He seems to believe that subtlety involves using only a two-ton sledgehammer instead of a ten-ton sledgehammer, when a tack hammer will do.|
He does to "the monster movie" in Godzilla what he did to "the alien movie" in Indpendence Day and would later do to "the ecology movie" in The Day After Tomorrow." Good special effects; a plot that comes out of a blender; and dialogue written by a ten-year-old and spoken with deep commitment to the "Omigosh, Batman!" school of acting.
But that's the fun of the thing. If you want more, don't spend the money. If you want to watch things blow up or crash or crack or whatever which make no more demands of your wit or intelligence than a Hardy Boys book, you can have some fun. It's like Jackie Chan movies with better special effects and no sense of humour.
|Money Talks 1997 R, 92 min.|
Director: Brett Ratner
Cast: Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Gerard Ismael, Paul Sorvino, Paul Gleason, David Warner, Frank Bruynbroek, Veronica Cartwright, Damian Chapa, Larry Hankin, Nathan Anderson, Faizon Love, Ralph W. Odum, Doug Llewelyn
Franklin Hatchett (Chris Tucker) is a small-time crook who gains instant fame following a terrorist bombing of a prison bus to free their leader–Franklin was handcuffed to that leader. Hatchett is wanted by the police; he teams up with TV newsman James Russell (Charlie Sheen), and the chase is on.
|1. Godzilla (1998)|
2. Money Talks (1997)
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