Godzilla is a movie remake that has had mixed reviews across the board. This 1998 re-visitation of the classic science fiction monster movie genre was written and directed by Roland Emmerich, with the help of Dean Devlin. It is loosely based on the original Godzilla film from 1954, which spawned a slew of sequels and spin-off movies in the decades to follow.
Godzilla is about a nuclear disaster which happens in the South Pacific. The incident results in the unplanned mutation of an ancient reptile, which is reborn as an abnormally powerful and dangerous creature. Instead of migrating toward Japan like in the 1954 Godzilla film, Godzilla heads towards North America, or more specifically to downtown Manhattan. From there Godzilla begins spreading chaos and begins breeding new offspring.
The main plot of Godzilla involves the star character played by Matthew Broderick, named Dr. Niko Tatopoulos. An American scientist and activist against the horrors of nuclear power, Dr. Tatopoulos is quickly recruited to assist the military forces with his knowledge about radiation effects on mutation of species on our planet.
Godzilla has supporting cast that include Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn and Jean Reno. Maria Pitillo is the principal co-star, playing Audrey Timmonds. She is a media journalist who uncovers a secret tape about Godzilla but also has a history with Dr. Tatopoulos from year past.
The summer movie season officially started two weeks ago, but things really start to heat up this weekend, when a couple of big new movies join a crop of solid holdovers to give moviegoers a long list of popular choices at the box office. The biggest new wide release this week is “Godzilla,” a reboot of the 1954 classic about a giant dinosaur-like monster that loves to stomp on cities. In the original, Godzilla’s playground was Tokyo, but in this American remake, he’s set to devastate North American cities, too.
Oh, boy. I'll cop right up front to envy anybody not old enough to remember 1998's reigning very-good-reason why remaking "Godzilla" should probably never be attempted again. Yet, here we are. It was enough that acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro had arrived at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con to unveil a first glimpse at his own monsters-versus-aliens epic, "Pacific Rim." But as E! News reports, the first looks into the production of del Toro's next would-be opus concluded with an extra-special look at director Gareth Edwards' pass at resurrecting the King of All Monsters.