It came to my attention earlier that Netflix is now streaming Roland Emmerich's 1998 "Godzilla".
Now, many of you who know me know very well that I am a big fan of the original Japanese films, and for years I have been very vocal of my less than favorable opinion of the film (and admittedly, rather obnoxiously so in my teens and High School days).
But, you may be surprised to hear from me that, when this movie first came out, I really liked it as a kid. At that point in my life, I had only seen the 1956 American edit of the original "Godzilla", "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" (not to be confused with the upcoming film by Legendary Pictures), the 1990's Godzilla toy line by Trendmasters (who went bankrupt after doing the merchandising for the 1998 film too) and I was a regular Dinosaur addict who couldn't get enough "Jurassic Park". With all the giant dinosaur action going on, I was easily satisfied.
It was one of the most memorable theatrical experiences I shared with my Mom. Later in