Godzilla (1998) (part 5 of 10)

We next find Charles Caiman hopping out of a WIDF news van and trying to get into the New Jersey Command Center. A cop asks for his press ID, and after smarmily attempting to get in solely because he’s a famous TV news anchor, Caiman finds his press pass missing.

Naturally, we immediately cut to Lucy in the subway holding the press pass in her hands. She’s got a pair of scissors, and is also holding a picture of Audrey’s face that just happens to be exactly the same size and dimensions needed to replace Caiman’s face. Conveniently for her, the name on the badge is simply “C. Caiman”. It’s a good thing they didn’t bother to spell out “Charles”, because when you’re dealing with matters of national security, it helps to be as vague as possible.

Audrey is sitting next to her and not feeling so good about doing this. Lucy says it’s a great idea, and congratulates her on stealing the badge and proving she’s got “a little chutzpah“. Ah, those New Yorkers. So authentic! Lucy reminds Audrey that she knows Nick, who’s “on the inside”, so she should be jumping at the opportunity to get in there and interview him. Of course, the most irritating thing about this scene is that Puff Daddy’s imbecilic remake of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” (whatever he called it) is playing in the background.

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Multi-Part Article: Godzilla (1998)

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