Godzilla (1998) is the 58th episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Gilli Nissim, Dan Murrell, Spencer Gilbert and Andy Signore. It parodies the 1998 American monster film Godzilla. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It was published on May 13, 2014, to coincide with the theatrical release of the reboot Godzilla (2014). It is 4 minutes 23 seconds long. It has been viewed over 5.6 million times.

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"Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich transform the most iconic movie monster of all time into a box-headed, chicken-legged, no-atomic-breath-having, Jay Leno-chinned, stupid-faced, flat-nosed piece of sh*t." ~ Honest Trailers - Godzilla (1998)


From Roland Emmerich, director of some of the biggest disaster films of all time, comes one of the biggest film disasters of all time: Godzilla.

When a French Polynesian water iguana (Godzilla) terrorizes New York City, the army turns to the only man for the job: this...worm scientist?...who the screenwriters gave a hard-to-pronounce last name in a half-assed attempt at comedy. (shows characters mispronouncing Niko Tatopoulos's name) Get it? It's Greek.

He'll team up with his ex-girlfriend Audrey, a whiny wannabe reporter who can't act; the French secret service, the Frenchiest French guys who ever Frenched (shows the French secret service members saying stereotypical French things); and the U.S. military, who destroys more of New York City than Godzilla does.

Strap in for an installment of the beloved franchise that was so terrible, the Japanese had to completely distance themselves from it, then have the real Godzilla kick its ass (shows fight between the two Godzillas from Godzilla: Final Wars). Watch as Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich transform the most iconic movie monster of all time into a box-headed, chicken-legged, no-atomic-breath-having, Jay Leno-chinned, stupid-faced, flat-nosed piece of sh*t. God, I hate this movie.

Experience the film that was so desperate to capitalize on your nostalgic love of Jurassic Park, that they ultimately just ended up ripping off Jurassic Park. (compares clips of Jurassic Park and Godzilla) Ughhh, I'd rather watch Jurassic Park III, and that's saying a lot (Velociraptor: ALAN!).

So grab your gordita (Taco Bell Chihuahua: Hey, Godzilla, want something to drink?) and come with Puff Daddy (shows clip of music video for "Come With Me" by Puff Daddy) to relive one of the most dated '90s movies of all time, featuring awkward technology references (Audrey: The network is on an intranet.), busy signals, Siskel and Ebert jokes, Kodak disposable cameras, Josta Cola, Blockbuster Video, Sony Beta Tapes, Matt from Melrose Place (Doug Savant as Sergeant O'Neil), uncomfortable Twin Towers references...

Charles Caiman: The worst act of destruction since the World Trade Center bombing.

Uhhh, um...l-let's just skip to "Starring".

Starring Bueller? Bueller? (Matthew Broderick as Niko Tatopoulos), Career Killer (Maria Pitillo as Audrey Timmonds), The Profrenchional (Jean Reno as Philippe Roche), Kathy Griffin (Vicki Lewis as Elsie Chapman), The Voice of Kent Brockman (Harry Shearer as Charles Caiman), The Voice of Chief Wiggum (Hank Azaria as Victor "Animal" Palotti), The Voice of Bart Simpson (Nancy Cartwright as Caiman's Secretary), and Why, God?!(Zilla).


(shows clips of Joe Brody watching Godzilla in the 2014 Godzilla film) Good luck, Heisenberg.

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Reception Edit

Honest Trailers - Godzilla (1998) has a 98.3% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Reviews for this Honest Trailer were positive, with many sites showing appreciation for the Honest Trailer's harsh tone. Geek Tyrant declared "Roland Emmerich's 1998 movie was the stupidest damn thing ever, and it's great to watch this funny honest trailer tear into it." CinemaBlend remarked that the Honest trailer delivered an "assault of truth" and gives the film "the ribbing it deserves." CinemaBlend wrote that "the centerpiece of all of this carnage is an unrelenting assault of put downs lobbed at the actual design of the creature itself." The Mary Sue wrote that the Screen Junkies brought "some humor to the massive, festering disaster of a disaster movie." The site also commented that though Honest Trailer this Honest Trailer was brutal, it can't be as brutal as "actually sitting through this full movie."  Bustle noted that the Honest Trailer "doesn't cut the movie any slack" but "you'll quickly be on the Honest Trailer's side when you realize just how bad the Americanized 90s version of the movie is." The site also wrote "this overly truthful trailer is just making us even more excited about Bryan Cranston's version."

 Production credits Edit


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Series Created by Andy Signore & Brett Weiner

Episode Written by Gilli Nissim, Dan Murrell, Spencer Gilbert and Andy Signore

Edited by Dan Murrell

Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey

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