May 8, 2019
Godzilla (1998) (part 8 of 10)
We then cut to Philippe disguised as a US Army soldier, inspecting a row of his men, who are all disguised as soldiers, too. As he makes his way down the line, he pulls a cigarette out of one guy’s mouth, then makes another get rid of the baseball cap he’s wearing under his helmet [!]. The guy who gets rid of his baseball cap is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo by Jean Reno’s co-star from The Professional, Gary Oldman [!!]. And unlike the “George Carlin” appearance, it really is him this time.
Nick walks in, now in camouflage fatigues. He watches as Philippe hands sticks of Juicy Fruit to all of his men. Juicy Fruit, now longer lasting! They all pile into a Jeep, and Nick asks about the gum. Philippe says, “Makes us look more American!” Yeah, and so does appearing in a stupid big-budget action movie, so I guess they’re covering all the bases. Nick looks at all of the Frenchies “comically” chewing gum, then there’s another “comical” bit as Philippe tries to drive the car without putting it in gear. Because French people don’t know how to drive. Or something.
We next find Animal and Audrey sneaking into a building that Animal calls a “vent” that leads to the subway station that Nick and the Frenchies are headed for. Audrey wonders if there’s “rats and stuff” down there, but Animal says he’s more concerned about “big, ugly, nasty, large lizards”. That’s about the most accurate description of this movie’s Godzilla I’ve heard yet.