Monday, October 31, 2011
Godzilla makes a "Five Best Giant Monster Movies" list
Over at movie.yahoo.com, a contributor created a top 5 list of the best giant monster movies ever, and "Godzilla" makes the list at the top.
There's no denying the impact of the original Gojira film.
It singlehandedly created an entire genre of its own, where an unstoppable monster wrecks havoc amongst a group/town of people.
While "King Kong" was the pioneer of giant monsters, it was Godzilla who chartered the all-out evil monster theme.
I must say though that the rest of the list still holds honorable mentions, such as "The Host", the aforementioned "King Kong", and "Tremors".
(Ah Tremors, an oldie but still a goodie).
I'm wondering though why they included "The Mist".
While it is a monster movie of sorts, it's mostly the environment that creates the tension rather than a single monster.
Plus I wonder why "Cloverfield" was left out. It's about as much as a Godzilla movie as possible without direct licensing.
In any case here's the link to the list for further reference:
movies.yahoo.com: Five Best Giant Monster Movies