Godzilla (1998)

This positively insulting Roland Emmerich film takes the cheesy but allegorically poignant Godzilla franchise and twists it back into a film that's all about America—something that shouldn't sit well with fans who recognize the original's Hiroshima-heavy context. But if re-contextualizing a product born out of the ashes of an American-caused tragedy into a big, American action movie isn't enough to throw you, there's also the whole part where this is a big, dumb, American action movie; nothing really makes sense, and Emmerich and his smorgasbord of co-screenwriters' attempts at shoehorning in vague, atomic origins does little to help their case on either point. One can only hope that Monsters director Gareth Edwards gives us the Americanized Godzilla that we deserve in his upcoming adaptation.  

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  1. Chris • August 27, 2016 @ 3:57 PM

    Who the heck wrote this article? It says “Gus Van Sant’s PSYCHO is fine” You gotta be kidding me! It might be the most terribly miscast film in Hollywood history! What a piece of junk!

  2. K. • August 27, 2016 @ 3:46 PM

    I have great affection for the original Clash of the Titans, but I actually prefer the remake (Just my opinion, folks.) I think the worst remakes are usually horror films: Psycho, The Wicker Man, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Evil Dead, Halloween, Dawn of the Dead. Those remakes were just dire.

  3. Balam • January 8, 2016 @ 2:35 PM

    Yes I’m afraid that new Clash of the Titans is far far worse than the original.

  4. uh.hellno • November 1, 2013 @ 6:24 PM

    New Clash of the titans is worse than the original? You must be out of your mind.

  5. tony • October 19, 2012 @ 10:38 PM

    unfortunatly i’ve seen most of these movies and the movie people should try for something better.

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