Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: “That’s a lot of fish.”


Our slow-burning Godzilla theme continues with an exploration of everyone’s least favorite American G-film, Roland Emmerich’s 1998 “classic”, Godzilla. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to listen to Sean and I discuss our first tastes of colossal cinematic disappointment, everything this film does wrong, and a few things that it does right.

ERRATA: Some corrections are in order. Parthenogenesis is a type of asexual reproduction, and some lizard species do in fact engage in it. Also, the 1994 American Godzilla script by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio actually predates the publication of the Shusuke Kaneko Heisei-era Gamera trilogy, which began in 1995, so to claim the former was ripping off the latter was inaccurate.

The Taste that Lingers?

Hold onto your sushi, because Wasabi is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the poster or the movie title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

NOTE:  Technically difficulties caused Sean’s end of the conversation to “clip” during recording.  We apologize for the sound quality in advance.

Review in a Nutshell:  Wasabi is an action-comedy with a zany sense of humor and a clean visual aesthetic.  The film doesn’t hold up well to repeated viewing, but a single viewing is definitely worth a look, especially if you liked the later films influenced by Wasabi, such as Crank and Shoot `Em Up.