Feb 13, 2019
Godzilla (1998) (part 2 of 10)
We abruptly cut to Matthew Broderick in a van, driving in the rain. Yes, that’s right, it’s raining in this scene, too. He’s even listening to “Singing in the Rain” on headphones and singing along, because that’s, you know, ironic. Or apropos. Or one of those.
We see that he’s speeding down a muddy road out in the middle of nowhere. He passes a fence, and on this fence is a sign saying “Walker Industries Research”. Okay, okay, sorry, I know I tend to throw in obscure references to other movies I’ve reviewed, but I promise I’m on my medication now and it won’t happen again. Actually, the sign says “Chernobyl”, and that it’s 15km away. Then a caption appears on the screen telling us that this is “Chernobyl — Ukraine”, but we kinda figured that out already.
He stops and jumps out into the rain, then pulls two metal stakes out of the back of his van and drives them into the mud. Then he uses two jumper cables to hook the metal stakes to a car battery. I’m not really sure this is something you’d want to do in the rain, but anyway, the resulting electric jolt causes a mass of earthworms to suddenly rise up out of the mud.