We may still be revelling in the glow of the theater release of Gareth Edwards' Godzilla this weekend, but that hasn't stopped RiffTrax from launching a Kickstarter campaign for their next live event: 1998's Godzilla!
Yes, they're going to take on another movie so purposefully bad that it almost mocks itself. With the new reboot now in theaters, the timing couldn't be better to revisit the cheesy Roland Emmerich flick, which featured the best (read: the worst) of '90s CGI and hammy-at-best performances from Matthew Broderick and Hank Azaria.
So, in an email to fans, RiffTrax recently revealed:
Thanks to you, we had a hugely successful Kickstarter last year that funded us to be able to riff STARSHIP TROOPERS live in 700 theaters across North America. The show was a success, and this year we have the opportunity to perform a live riff of one of our most requested movies ever – GODZILLA! Yes, the 1998 version with Matthew Broderick!
The rights to a movie such as Godzilla cost substantially more than a movie like Manos (shocking, but true), and even more than the rights to Starship Troopers, so to afford it we need your help. That’s why we’re back on Kickstarter.
So, the RiffTrax team is turning to Kickstarter once more. And the stakes are bigger than ever. You could even say they're...monstrous. (Sorry.)
So, Godzilla fans, what say you? Will you be throwing some pennies at this one? Let me know in the comment section below!
Don't forget - Gareth Edwards' Godzilla is now in theaters.
Is Gareth Edwards' Godzilla better than Roland Emmerich's?