Godzilla 1998 was the first American Godzilla film and was produced by Tristar pictures and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film is the most hated film in the entire series and is constantly bashed even though its been 20 years since it came out.
Even though the movie made enough money to warrant a sequel and had a decent monster design that was later used for zilla this moive has still gotten hate. Even after 20 years. The final wars movie didn't help this hate as it just fueled it and now everyone is obssesed with making fan art of Godzilla killing Zilla or the the 98 godzilla. Some of the hate has jumped to Roland Emmerich, mainly due to the youtube troll Spammingmonkey claiming Emmerich invented Godzilla. Alot of the Godzilla 1998 hate also came from the user turokswe who kept insisitng that the 1998 monster was zilla. Despite being a n official Godzilla film, most fans call it a ripoff film and claim the movie was renamed to Godzilla and live with the misguided assumption that Toho hates the film as much as they do. The odd thing about these fans is that some of them have never even seen to film or the series and just ride the bandwagon of hate to get attention and reconition, hoping to be a popular memeber in the community.