Godzilla 2000 Movie Review
Out of all of the movies I have seen in the last five years, there is no movie that I have wanted to give a bad grade to more than Godzilla 2000, which marks the return of a guy in a rubber suit destroying Japan. Unfortunately, even though this movie has horrible graphics, horrible acting, horrible dubbing, a horrible storyline, a horrible script, and horrible action, I still found myself enjoying Godzilla 2000.
The only reason I liked this film so much is because I went into the theater and got exactly what I expected. I knew that the film was going to be ugly, I knew that the dubbing was going to be pitiful, and I knew that everything about the movie was going to be cheesy, so when I saw what I went there to see, I laughed my head off. I have laughed out loud so much in a while.
The question is: Is Godzilla 2000 trying to be cheesy? Only sometimes. There are moments when it is obvious that the director, or more often than not the screenwriter (at least of the English version), tried spoofing his whole movie. However, a lot of the movies appears as though it is trying to be serious, and this is where Godzilla 2000 has its flaws.
The first ten minutes of the film could pass as a worthy movie, with some great shots, some great little action sequences, and some get setups. However, as the "story" progresses, the movie continues to seem more serious, yet it never is. What I mean by this is no matter how hard the director tries to make things look real and serious, he fails miserably and ends up with a crappy-looking piece of film on his hands. There's nothing worse than a movie that can't possibly be serious due to the budget, and that's Godzilla 2000; luckily, the film is so cheesy that it is entertaining.
Godzilla 2000 is entertaining because it is so cheesy and funny. It would be a lot better if this film had spoofed itself the entire time, but we get what we get. I know that Japanese people are really smart, so I hope that they don't take this thing seriously, because I sure didn't. And that's the only way you can find anything redeeming out of Godzilla 2000; watch it and don't think about it.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.