The 10 Scariest Giant Movie Monsters Of All Time

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 28th, 2012 at 8:16 am, This is a list post.

Gwoemul The Host Movie monsters come in all shapes and sizes, and while some of the smallest creatures have produced the greatest fear in humanity, there's no questioning that the giant monsters that attack whole cities and engulf victims like Tic-Tacs are terrifying on a whole other scale (get it?). Movies have seen their fair share of the big fellas, and we've narrowed them down to those we think are the scariest of them all. Certain giant movie monsters just missed the cut, but came to mind while developing our 10 favorites. For instance, the Brain Bug from Starship Troopers is a massive and disgusting creature and the Graboids of Tremors are hideous creatures, but ultimately both missed our list. Don't forget monsters that don't quite fit the protocol, like the aliens from War of the Worlds or Independence Day. While their ships were massive and had the ability to destroy entire cities, the monsters themselves were "regular-size" aliens. One name that may instantly creep into your head throughout this process is King Kong. But we've decided he's just not that scary. Sure, a run-in on the streets of Manhattan might stop your heart, but after Peter Jackson's extensive humanization of the great ape, he's just not all that scary any more. Without further ado, let's get right into the scariest giant movie monsters of all time. SOME SPOILERS ahead as many of the films hide the identity until the last act.

The 50-Foot Woman - Attack of the 50-Foot Woman

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Now this one is a gorgeous beast. It could be considered a subtle parody of the genre films of its era, but in 1958 Attack of the 50-Foot Woman was just downright scary on a number of levels. More impressive than the monster itself herself is the production budget of $88,000. Any monster movie that can accomplish its goal on such a microscopic budget deserves recognition. Either way, some would find a 50-Foot Woman to be the perfect monster, but it all depends on your perspective. If she stepped over you, your view might be better than if she stepped on you. The best part about the film is that it focuses on a specific problem. Instead of wreaking havoc on the world, the giant woman uses her new "power" to exact revenge on her cheating husband and his mistress.

Ants - Them!

Giant Ants from Them! One of the few monster movies that transcended its genre and entered the Oscar race, Them! was nominated for an award in the Special Effects category. In 1954, the giant ants of the film felt realer than any giant monster before. The tagline on a movie poster is just as hilarious as it is fear-inducting:
A horror horde of crawl-and-crush giants clawing out of the Earth from mile-deep catacombs.
That reminds me of the Graboids from Tremors, but much bigger and more threatening. The essential message behind the film came at a time when the nuclear threat was frighteningly new. The ants are mutated by atomic radiation to enormous proportions. Rather than immediately showing off the gigantic ants, our first glimpse is 30 minutes into the film. This is probably what sets it apart from so many monster movies of the time. It is about suspense and mystery. Once we uncover the clues behind the disappearing people, it becomes a scary monster movie with one of the best giant monsters of all time.

Mantis Creatures - The Mist

The Mist Mantis Monster There are so many monsters in The Mist that it could have a Top 10 list all its own. As the movie progresses, the monsters get bigger and meaner, ultimately finding a place on our list. One of the most intimidating creatures in recent memory has to be the giant mantis creatures that approach the cast near the end of the film. As difficult as it is to see the monsters in the thick mist, the sounds of their movement are just as scary. It's quite the moment when people are snatched into the sky or cars are crushed.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man - Ghostbusters

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Ghostbusters One of the funniest and scariest giant monsters of all time tears its way through Ghostbusters. There is nothing more frightening than an enormous multi-layered marshmallow with an attitude. But just imagine if you burnt the Marshmallow Man. That is one tasty monster. The history behind the Marshmallow Man is interesting. Wikipedia explains that in the original script, Dan Aykroyd was the person who thought of the giant marshmallow. It stemmed from the concept of a cute, cuddly mascot all blown up into a terrifying monster. Bill Bryan created the outfit as part of a miniature set which was blended in for the finished product. The worst part of a massive marshmallow man would have to be the sticky cleanup  left in its wake. How do you get towering pieces of marshmallow off a building? No easy task, that.

Tyrannosaurus Rex - Jurassic Park I-III

Jurassic Park T-Rex monster It's easy to argue the lack of size of the T-Rex. Its place on this list has more to do with its destructive behavior than its sheer size. But there is no question it is a giant monster. At nearly 20 feet tall and weighing eight tons, the T-Rex is a man-eating machine that spends the rest of its time destroying everything around it. The most relevant scene was its great escape in San Diego during the second half of Jurassic Park II. Starved and frustrated, the T-Rex roams the streets of San Diego, causing chaos and destruction. At one point, it throws a bus through a Blockbuster Video Store (which turned out to be a metaphor for the chain's future - who knew?). The signature roar of the T-Rex has become a staple in monster movies ever since. The roars of the Cloverfield monster bring back memories of our days watching disaster unfold in the first  Jurassic Park film.

Giant Squid - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

20000 Leagues Under The Sea monster poster Walt Disney had his own 1954 monster movie for the masses. While Ants! earned itself a single Oscar nomination, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea actually took home a pair of Oscars for Art Direction and Special Effects, along with a nomination for Editing. The monster in 20,000 Leagues was terrorizing sailors before the film's story even got underway. But when the government sends Professor Arronax on a mission to find out if the giant sea monster truly exists, the film becomes a journey into the abyss. While the film ends up with only a brief encounter with the giant squid, it is one of the most memorable moments in the film. The main characters battle the giant squid and it becomes the cornerstone of the  action in 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. The squid is a creature that deserved more screen time. With David Fincher's recently announced remake, we may yet get to see more of this beast.

Unnamed - Cloverfield

Cloverfield Monster Cloverfield worked mighty hard to hide the identity of the film's giant monster until the climax. Some were disappointed by the bizarre look of the creature, but there's no question it was one of the most intense monsters ever to take a swipe at New York City's skyline. The reason the monster is so effective has to due with the intention the filmmakers had for the beast. They have frequently discussed how the monster is not your typical rampaging beast - instead, it is like an infant, afraid of the world it has been thrown into and the small creatures (humans) attacking it. It tried desperately to escape, but couldn't maneuver the maze of streets and buildings in Manhattan. The monster definitely redesigned the look of the city, but it was mostly due to collisions and stumbling into skyscrapers. The only real time it seemed to knowingly attack was when it cut off the head of the Statue of Liberty.

Gwoemul - The Host

Gwoemul The Host Sometimes a film is so good that it transcends its genre. The Host is one of the most acclaimed foreign films of the last decade and its beast deserves much of the praise. As Godzilla was Japan's cinematic allegory for the nuclear attack from the United States, The Host uses a fictional beast to incite satire for government occupation. A monster can metaphorically represent any number of things, but if it doesn't scare the hell out of its victims, it's worthless. The monster in The Host is so wild and unpredictable that it turns the film into a horror movie. It's more the presence of a hidden beast that creates fear and tension than its destructive behavior. The real question is whether its size is an issue; it's big enough to destroy bridges, so it is a relative giant.

The Kraken - Pirates of the Caribbean, Clash of the Titans

Pirates of the Caribbean The Kraken No matter who fights The Kraken, you can always count on its massive scale. The enormous teeth threaten all who tread near its mouth, but that only matters if you can get that close. Most attacks from The Kraken occur on the open sea, but as shown in Clash of the Titans, it has been known to devour port city areas. Unfortunately for bystanders, The Kraken is just like any giant monster that takes  countless innocent lives. Yet, the one characteristic that makes The Kraken unique is that is must be summoned. In Clash of the Titans, The Kraken is released by Zeus. In Pirates of the Caribbean, The Kraken is summoned by Davy Jones. Yet even those in power seem to have limited control over the massive beast. The Kraken is one of the most deadly sea monsters around. If you can keep away from those in control of it, you should be fine on your voyages across the sea.

Godzilla - Godzilla

Godzilla Godzilla has gone through a number of makeovers throughout the years, but one thing remains certain - this giant lizard hates (almost) everything. While it has spent most of its "entertainment life" fighting other giant monsters, Godzilla has spent some time crushing cities and the humans in them. In fact, Godzilla is such a celebrity that he even has his own Hollywood star. He has experienced the glory days - from the original 1954 Japanese movie, to many, many subsequent films and television shows. But a 1998 adaptation by Roland Emmerich left the great lizard in shame, putting the well-known monster on the run for most of the film, instead of on the attack. Regardless, the devastation left behind when Godzilla arrives is nothing short of spectacular. To put it in perspective: the only man capable of bringing the beast back to the Hollywood spotlight was Roland Emmerich, King of Disaster Movies. There is no monster quite like Godzilla - that's why he takes the crown as the scariest giant movie monster of all time. P.S. - Stay tuned, because there may be yet another adaptation of the beast also known as Gojira - a Godzilla reboot movie that's due out in 2012.

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TAGS: 20000 leagues under the sea, clash of the titans, cloverfield, ghostbusters, godzilla, jurassic park, pirates of the caribbean, the mist

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  1. great list, good too see mr stay-puft on this list!! the ants from Them! was a good choice too

  2. HELL YEAH!!! Godzilla is number 1. Sorry, I get pretty excited one it comes to Godzilla lol. Anyway, no love for Gamera? Seriously, watch the scene where he attacks the Gyaos in Shibuya during Gamera 3. That scene alone makes me think “he” deserves to be on the list. Also, Iris should be there too.

    Quesion: Would the Alien queen count? I mean if the T-rex does, then surely The Queen does as well.

    • I would also put The Kraken from ‘Clash of the Titans’ (remake). The film may have been mediocre, but the Kraken was epic.

      • They included that with the Kraken from Pirates of the Caribbean, hell any Kraken Im assuming

        • Ah, thanks. I skipped over that. My bad.

    • I’d also put Ghidora on this list, that three headed Hydra always freaked me out when it came on screen with its whirring sound effects and lightening breath

      • Also, Mecha Godzilla, the original version.

    • I think the Alien queen would be more on the Level of the creature from the host, it’s big but not T-Rex Big

      • Yes! The Big guy is number 1!
        @Matt K
        I’m a big fan of Godzilla too, and I agree that Gamera should have been on the list, above The 50ft woman at least. I say on Mecha-G either the Old or the New, just not the 90′s one that looked like a metallic barney.

        What about The beast from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms? Or King Kong? Or Rodan? The Ymir? Any of those should be on the list..

        • This would actually be a tough list b/c there’s soo many great monsters, especially from Toho. Another would be Destroyer.

          I agree with why they left King Kong off the list. I loved PJ’s film, but it did humanize the ape a bit much.

          • @ Matt

            in PJ’s defense there wasn’t much more to do than base it off a real silver back gorilla, which primates has been found to show the same emotions as humans. even the 1930s Kong showed jealousy. I wouldn’t put Kong on the list because he really didn’t create that much havoc in either city or any of the Kong Movies except maybe King Kong vs Godzilla, even still knowing the power and devastation a standard silver back gorilla can cause I’d still be scared if King Kong were real

          • Well what about Willis O’Brians original? Just dont say De’Lorintas or TOHO’z version.
            And Destroyer would be a great choice too…what about Angilas or Gigan? Or Legion from the Gamera Trilogy…
            Yeah your right, way to many great monsters.

  3. Too bad that Giant Kitten didn’t make the cut, where did u find that photo?

    • I agree Sin18 that Giant Kitten was epic. Easily deserved to be on the list especially more than Cloverfield.

      That’s what hell of an allergy breakout.

      • @ Daniel

        lol indeed it would be. Shooting killer hair balls out in it’s quest for the perfect litter box

  4. Ok, I knew full well Godzilla was going to be top of the list, but the title of this was “The Top Ten Scariest Movie Monsters Of All Time”, and there is simply nothing scary about Godzilla. I know its from a different era, but come on, you can see the fabric joins in the suit. Not scary.

    • It’s what the beast represents that makes “him” scary. In the original film, he was a walking, breathing nuclear weapon. And that’s what made the character unique and scary from other Kaiju.

      • Yes watch the Original Japanese Version of the film, it is actually a horror film.

        • Even the Emmerich one. That is an amazingly intense and scary beast. Only Emmerich could handle it. That says something.

          • Emmerich just ruined Godzilla. He took everything that was unique about the original, and turned it into another monster on the loose film. It’s really onlly good if you think of it as a remake to ‘Beast from 20,000 fathoms’, and not Godzilla. Thankfully, this new reboot is being handled much more seriously.

            • Hint the reason why Godzilla fans call the Emmerich Godzilla, G.I.N.O (Godzilla in name only). its a good movie dont get me wrong but its just not Godzilla. And I agree with you Matt K, I hope it is being handled more seriously.
              Wait you know what I cant even see Emmerich’s Godzilla as a remake of Fathom, that would be more of a ruined film then.

  5. Really good list and love to see the Giant Squid from 20,000 Leagues on there. One that I would have added is Talos from ‘Jason and the Argonauts’. The terror I felt when I saw his immoveable face in the cinema as a little boy has never been equaled.

  6. Another monster I would add is Daimajin.

  7. Some of these arn’t scary at all lol! Although Stay puft rocks! Where is Alien or Predator? surely they are classed as monsters? One I think that should definately be on the list is that thing out of The Relic! The monster with a bad case of asthma

    • GIANT creatures/monsters…dont think any of the Predators would count as such

      • I was thinking the same thing, but then i remembered the “giant” part

    • Alien Queen would fall in the same category as the Monster from The Host IMO. It’s really not that big, just has a big head. Case in point in Aliens if it were really as big as the T-Rex Ripley’s little Robo-loader have be crushed easily. Alien Queen = Big but not giant like T-Rex

  8. loved the list i would have put the Spider from LOTR that thing creeps me out.

  9. lol, Shelob

  10. I didn’t really find Stay Puft that scary (more like comical), but alright. haha

    nice list :)

  11. one moster i always thoought was scary as hell, even if it was animated and a kids movie…….. the hydra from “hercules”.

    o and cant wait till the mountains of madness comes out so we can put cthulhu on the list!

  12. I LOVE giant monsters.
    for some reason, since I was a child, the most horrific nightmares I’ve had have always involved giant monsters.

    there’s just thing terrifying thing about a giant face in the sky staring down at you getting ready toe at you or trample you.

    I think that’s what makes the giant monster movie genre so difficult to pull off, without resorting to parody or outright comedy.

    I understand why you didn’t include the tripods form War of the Worlds, but speaking purely from my point of view, they were one of the most frightening things I’ve seen in a film in many years. And the sound they made gave me nightmares for weeks.

    Great list, lots of fun to ponder these topics and dig up old memories.
    Thank-you

  13. @Mike E. — I could not agree more. Coupled with one of the most terrifying, bone-chilling sounds in movie history, the trpods were brilliantly conceived. Machines, not monsters, but terrifying.

  14. Really, the crab monster beat out the last and biggest beasty we see in The Mist? I think the shot of that huge monster that lumbers on by towards the very end is one of the most unsettling movie moments I’ve ever experienced. Just hearing those loud thuds and then seeing this creature that’s so big it doesn’t even see out characters on the ground, is amazing. I would probably kill myself too after seeing that thing because at that point, any hope of surviving this nightmare is non-existant. Man, I get creeped out just talking about it.

  15. I love Godzilla, no doubt he had to be number 1! I still think it’s wrong to not have King Kong on here. He’s easily number 2. I don’t agree with the humanizing him bit. You actually HAVE a human on here (although a giant one), so the humanizing bit doesn’t hold water to me. He’s a giant ape who ran rampant through NYC. Kong deserves number 2, and the Cloverfield monster should be banished from movies forever.

    • but…but….he plays on the ice with a blonde woman. :( why did they do that to him? ugh.

      • Apes/primates find things to amuse them, and well that was amusing to him. Kong should be on there just for basing his bios off the power of a regular silver back gorilla and basically quadrupling that power they have

        • primates are also know for scratching their hiney’s on any available surface…

  16. It is only a testament to the magnitude of his horrific majesty that a film has not been created which does Cthulhu, or in fact any other of Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s creations, justice.

    Guillermo Del Toro, this list awaits your ‘At the Mountains of Madness’ with much anticipation.

    • Yeah, I can’t wait for that film. I also wish they would make another version of ‘Call of Cthulhu’. That could be epic if done right.

      • Matt, I agree. If they left out all the unnecessary references to Lovecraft and that era of New England and instead focussed on what really made the story work, i.e. investigating something can become an obsession, some obsessions can drive you mad, sometimes it happens that madness is the only reasonable course left, that the existence of such mightier powers as Cthulhu and Rlyeh and the existence of all the outer gods and elder things renders human life on earth as completely meaningless etc.

        If they were to make the movie to provoke the same emotions in people that the story did, rather than paying some cheesy homage to a man who very clearly wouldn’t appreciate being treated so glibly or overtly…then cinema might in fact gain in the creation of such a piece.

        • I’m not really a fan of Nolan, but I think he would be perfect for ‘Call of Cthulhu’.

      • what is call of cthulhu thats not like house of cthulhu is it?

  17. I also think that the alien queen should be on the list… even more so then mr stay puff… all in all, great list… never even thought of “them”. and that cat is epic… really, where did you get that? was it a real movie? or was it photoshopped?

    • check the bottom of the post for a link.

  18. I am shocked that KING KONG is not on the list

    and I am more shocked that only ONE person pointed that out.

    King Kong is the original Giant monster, and aside from Godzilla, the greatest movie monster of all time. there is no debate of who vs. who when KING KONG is there. he always wins.

    • I am personally not a fan of King Kong’s humanization. I think it trumps all the fear he could cause. He isn’t scary anymore. And that’s the point here….scary. All he ever really did was knock over a car or two and then climb a skyscraper. On his native island he was just a legendary beast. They offered up a girl every once in a while, but he was more legend than scary. What we DON’T see may have put him on this list. But he’s still a free agent if you want to get him on another top 10 somewhere.

      • back in 1933, he was revolutionary. Kong scared audiences around the world and was key into bringing in monster movies as we see them today.

        King Kong may have personality and emotions but that doesnt mean he’s not scary. You have the “Stay Puft Marshmellow Man” on your list. are you saying thats scary? threatening if you think about it but scary? No.

        Just because the new Kong wasnt that a scary movie, doesnt mean that the old kong wasnt. you have to put it back into its time.

        • I agree it should replace the Marshmellow Man, actually some of the creature we have brought up should replace half the list. But thats my opinion.

          • In the original Kong he actually ATE people. And I bet anyone here would need a new pair of shorts if they saw a 30 foot gorilla rampaging down their street swatting cars like flies and pulling trains right off the tracks.

            1. Godzilla
            2. Kong
            3. everyone else.

      • Humanization? Apes have been verified to act like that, there was no humanization only a further strengthening that apes and humans share some of the same basic traits and actions

        • Some of the basic habits but not the same. Actually if you watch the original he acts kinda like that, example: when he is messing around with Fay.

          • @nowhereman136
            I didnt understand why no one brought him up either.

          • @ seth

            the basic habits are the same. depression, anger, happiness/amusement, primates all share these qualities that are the same, how they express each one differs slightly from others

            • But you can say that all mammals do that too…idk but I see your point

  19. I think the point of not including King Kong on this list is that he really is the “hero” (even if he’s the tragic hero) of the story.

    Unlike the original Gojira (until those stupid kiddy movies of the 60′s and 70′s) who was MEANT to be frightening. At no point in any of the King Kong movies I’ve ever seen, did I perceive him as “scary”, he was “the good guy”.

    In my opinion, Emmerich’s biggest error with the Godzilla “remake” (re-imagining) was that he erred in making Gojira “just an animal”. The opening half hour or so of the film is actually QUITE scary, considering Matthew Broderick is in it (I mean, come on, just how scary can any movie with him rally be?). The tone of the Emmerich remake was all over the map: scary one moment, “awwww, isn’t he cute” the next, back to “AAHH! they’re everywhere!!!”, then back to “awwww, poor thing, he’s hurt”. It couldn’t decide whether it was a Disney film or a monster movie.

    • Don’t forget Godzilla is a female in that, too, right?

      • No, Godzilla was a “he”. Just look at the bulge on the toys that were released.

      • no, Godzilla reproduces asexually.. which does not make him a her.

        • Wait Godzilla doesnt reproduce at all, he just finds a Baby Godzilla or Minya and adopts it and ruins that movie he is in.
          @Mike E.
          1964 was when it started to turn Godzilla into a hero, the later movie of that year: Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster. But that was still a good movie.
          And that was hilarious about the , aww it cute, no its not, thing lol

      • it’s a hermaphrodite, it’s both in the 98 version. But int he old school versions it was assumed male

    • another error was that he didn’t fight anything really, would have been better if it fought another monster

      • Agreed, but the purposed sequel the surviving Godilla would be taken along with the main group of characters to Australia and then a whole bunch of Godillas would rome the outback and then a monster like Megagurius would fight Godzilla.
        If I could find the link to the website, it has the whole script that was purposed but I havent found it in awhile.

      • The original concept for an American Godzilla movie was to have him fight a monster called Gryphon. It was far closer to the Japanese Godzilla than Emerich’s crapfest, but was never made b/c of the budget.

        • Forgot about that too, wasnt that optioned in the early 90′s under another company? Then it fell through Tristar got it and made Emmerichs version….dont really remember, been awhile since i heard about it.

  20. Am I the only one who keeps wondering how the military kept losing track of “Godzilla” (In Name Only)? I mean, it was a 200 ft. lizard, how do you loose that?

    • blame the writers lol

    • Sonar only goes so far, it was a cold blooded reptile that burrowed into underwater caverens (depending on which Godzilla verison), you would be surprised at what the military has lost through out it’s entire existence

      • Well after a big monster humps the Empire State Building….the Military loses everything.

        • lol nice one seth

          • lol thanks

  21. What about that big sumbitch from ‘The Relic’? The Cathogha? That was pretty dang scary.

    • That was only max 8 feet tall, about the same height of a Predator

      • maybe 8 feet tall (actually a bit larger than that.. I watched the film recently), however, it was also some 20 feet long… so not quite the same size as a Predator.

        • height and length are different, when the creature grabbed the one guy who who maybe 6 feet something the creatures jaws were pretty much at the base of his neck to tear his head off and the creature was not bending down over in a hunch. The Relic creature is only about 8 feet tall in height, length wise it could be about 20 ft max, I think u need to watch that particular scene gain as I too watched it numerous times recently on blu – ray

          • actually now that I thought about it and after reading specs on THE HOST creature, I wouldn’t say the the Cathoga was 20 ft long either, because of how fast it could, also coupled with what I stated previously about the size. I say from head to end of tail the Cathoga was probably about 12 ft in length maxium (just a bit longer than a komodo dragon, which can also use bursts of speed). Also the Cathoga was muscular like a male lion (which can also reach 8-10 ft in length and still move quickly when need be), a 20 footer would have been a lot bigger mass wise than that.

  22. GALACTUS!!!!! big puffy cuddly cute black cloud that doesnt do crap in the fantastic four movie lol. im joking, it wasnt scary at all.

    what about the hydra from disney’s hercules, i always thought that was scary when i was younger.

    what about tetsuo at the end of “akira”? that was creepy and technically he turned into a giant creepy cyborg monster lol.

  23. If anything, King Kong should have made the top 10 because it ripped the jaws of 2 T-Rexes, a beast actually on the list. That is the only argument I will accept for KK

    • so a a giant silver back gorilla barreling down the street like in the PJ King Kong would not scare you? I doubt that, jaw ripping or not jsut the awesome power those animals have along with kong’s size is enough to put fear into people, heck a regular size one scares the crap outta people. Kong should be in the top 5 at least, either version.

  24. Cloverfield!!!

    • STUNK!! Damn shakey cam completely ruined that movie!!! The monster COULD have been cool, instead it just came off as lame.

      • I’m with you Andy Cloverfield was an awful insult to film.

  25. Honorable Mention –
    The Moorwen from the movie “The Outlander” .. totally loved the creature <3

  26. I personally do not think that the giant monsters from the mist deserves a place on this list…barely seen and had no influence on the story. Most of the list is spot on other than that.

    what about the big monsters from Deep Rising or the one from The Faculty? And I know they were mentioned but the Graboids definately deserve a place on this list of their own.

    • People are confusing the creatures from the Mist with the one at the very end. This is the 2nd to least one. Much more frightening and more present.

  27. “The Host is one of the most acclaimed foreign films of the last decade and its beast deserves much of the praise.”

    WASSUP ETHNOCENTRISM.

    • Please explain. I would love to hear this.

  28. The King Kong remake was terrible, dunno what PJ was thinking, the original was made 70 years earlier and is still superior.

    • I’m sorry. What was “terrible” about it?
      You certainly meant to write “I, DrSambeckett, did not like the PJ King Kong movie, having prefered the 1933 original”, no?

      Or are we to infer that your judgment should supplant everyone else’s?

      I loved Jackson’s take on King Kong. I think it’s a great film.

      • what was terrible about the PJ remake…Jack Black, bad script, Jack Black, it should never have been remade

        • Sorry, those just aren’t legitimate reasons to call a film “bad”. And I don’t see anything wrong with the script. You don’t like Jack Black. Fine. that doesn’t make the film bad.
          By that same logic, every single film Bruce Campbell has been in is a piece of crap. I detest him. You won’t catch me saying that any film he’s in is crap, however. All you’ll hear is that I don’t like Bruce Campbell.

          As for “it should never have been remade”: that is just the most idiotic reason anyone can give. It’s not like the original King Kong was shot a few months earlier and it was “just too soon”. I think 70 years is ample time. By the way, the original has its fair dose of cheese in it. It’s not exactly a “masterpiece” by any standard.

          • you just havbe NO appreciation for classics buddy, mayeb you should just watch the old B&W again ehh?

            • I agree Anthony, Jack Black completely ruined what was otherwise, IMO, an entertaining take on Kong. I love the 1933 original and I also have nostalgic memories of the 70′s film, too. That being said, PJ Kong really didn’t capture the feeling the first film had. Yes, the SFx were good (not great, the dino running scene was very flawed), but in the end Jack Black ruined the movie experience for me. I have not watched it since I watched it in the theater.

          • Sorry Mike I agree with Anthony and Drasam here.

            While I am not a fan of the original and personally can’t get in to the vast mojority of old films I still say the original was better than the PJ remake it was bad.

            • I’m gonna stand with Mike, I love the original but I thought P.J.’s remake was really good. Now if we were talking about De’Larintes crap fest from idk was it the 70′s or 80′s then I would agree with yall.

  29. gremlins? the little cuties that turns into monsters with water

    • Which part of “Giant Monsters” is unclear to you?

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