Just watched the American version of Godzilla for the first time after all these years. Since I grew up with the Japanese Godzilla, I felt like I would be betraying my roots by seeing the US Godzilla.
Mutated iguana. Give me a frelling break. The damn thing can’t even breathe fire, and you’re calling it a Godzilla?
Oh yeah, all 2 times that it “breathes fires” in this US version. If you watch closely, you’ll see that Godzilla’s breath/roar sends cars flying, and the collision of those cars cause explosion. Godzilla’s breath fans and pushes the flames. That is no firebreathing my friend.
Well, now I too have lost 2 hours of my life I could never get back.
Along the line of “the Curse of The Exorcist” special they have going on right now on E!, in the middle of watching Godzilla, I figured out that there is also the curse of American Godzilla.
You know, other than the fact that the movie itself is a curse. All the bad things that happened to all that involved in the 1998 Godzilla. **Update Alert: The more I thought about this, the more I have to add. Haha.**
- 9/11 happened to New York City.
- The French screwed up again after creating “Godzilla” by pissing off the US for Iraqi Freedom etc.
- Director Roland Emmerich went on and made “The Day After Tomorrow”.
- Matthew Broderick was dumped by on-the-up-and-up Sarah Jessica Parker. His film career never really recovered. Wait a minute, that was since Ferris Bueller days…
- Jean Reno virtually vanishes from American screen since Ronin.
- Poor Maria Pitello. Thought Godzilla was going to be her big break. Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.
- *Madison Square Garden, the breeding grounds of baby Godzillas. Life imitates arts this week as the RNC continues…
- *Godzilla himself. The Japanese company announced their plan to retire him after 50 years of stomping over Tokyo earlier this year. Well, after his final batttle, Godzilla: The Final Wars, of course.
The only 3 people that seem to have escape the curse. Harry Shearer and Hank Azaria are protected by the holy aura of The Simpsons.