John Scalzi provokes a lot of fannish ire with his article on the AMCTV site on With SciFi Movies, Classic Does Not Equal Good. One of his victims in the original Japanese version of Godzilla, Gojira:
Gojira and its dozens of sequels are so bad that if there was any honesty in the world, people would have to admit that the universally-reviled 1998 Roland Emmerich version is actually the best-written, best-acted, best-produced Godzilla film ever made. No one will ever admit this, ever (except for me, and maybe, if he's drunk enough, Roland Emmerich), but there it is. Gojira is a classic science fiction film. Gojira stinks.