May 1, 2020
Godzilla (1998) (part 9 of 10)
Then it’s back to Nick and the Frenchies making their way through a subway car that’s littered with fish corpses. They come out of the subway car and point their flashlights up into a big Godzilla-sized hole leading out of the subway tunnel. Philippe asks, “What’s up there?” and as we pull back, we see a big lit sign reading MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. Why Philippe didn’t notice this huge brightly-lit sign that’s ten feet from his face is left unexplained, but then again, it could be a subtle statement on the competence of the French military.
They all climb up into Madison Square Garden, “comically” passing a still quivering fish stuck in a basketball hoop. Sorry, but if a fish was brought from the water all the way to MSG, I sincerely doubt it would still be alive, much less putting up a fight.
Audrey and Animal are close behind, and when they climb out of the tunnel, Animal exclaims, “He trashed the Garden! Oh, man, now I’m pissed!” Considering Animal didn’t pay nine bucks to see this movie, he’s got no right to be pissed about anything. Up above, Nick and the Frenchies shine their flashlights on big giant egg props left over from the Alien movies.