Was Godzilla 1998 a failure? Godzilla was theatrically released on May 20, 1998, to negative reviews and grossed $379 million worldwide against a production budget between $130–150 million and marketing costs of $80 million. Despite turning a profit, it was considered a box office disappointment.
Is Godzilla 1998 a CGI? Without diving headlong into the useless CGI debate, the 1998 model Godzilla was a state of the art CG creation.
Why does it rain in Godzilla 1998? Many people have instead proposed that the rain was meant to hide the unconvincing aspects of the movie’s special effects. Director Roland Emmerich spoke out against this, explaining that the rain actually made it much more difficult to get the effects done, and it would have been way easier to leave it out.
What is the metaphor for Godzilla? A gigantic, prehistoric, dinosaur-like amphibious creature powered by nuclear radiation, Godzilla began as a metaphor warning against the dangers of nuclear proliferation in the wake of World War II and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.