Monster Movies

I love monster movies, especially the black and white ones from the late 1940s and 1950s. There’s nothing better than watching irradiated ants grow to monstrous sizes and kill people.


But I’m not a big fan of the monster movies of late. It seems the filmmakers depend too much on special effects Godzilla 2000 or, um, forget there’s supposed to be a plot, like Cloverfield. Even King Kong was horrific, and not in a good way.

So…when the new Godzilla movie came out. I cried a little. I’m sorry those badly dubbed versions are classics and very entertaining. Alas, we had to take my youngest downtown for an all hands on deck Phoenix Comicon meeting and had a couple hours to spare.

There was a theatre just a few blocks away, so hubby and I decided why not. It can’t be as bad as sitting outside in the 107 F heat so we bought our tickets to the 3D version.

I had to wake my hubby up a few times in the beginning. Not a good sign. The story line itself was not bad, but I didn’t really care about the main characters and the twists were predictable (except the Yucca Mountain twist which stopped us from walking out before the movie was halfway through), but what I really hated was that there wasn’t enough monster battles (Why would Godzilla not use his blue fire until late?).

I like destruction. I pay good money for destruction. I enjoyed Pacific Rim because of the monster battles, not the trite storyline. I love Transformers for the battles, not the sniveling characters.

I will pay to watch monster battles.

I might even pay a little more to watch main characters get eaten like Van Zan did in Reign of Fire.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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4 Responses to Monster Movies

  1. danrshaw says:

    I think special effects created some “stunning” movies in the 80s and 90s and now they rely totally on them when the story and acting is weak.
    In the 40s and 50s there where a lot of great actors and even though they didn’t act in a lot of the monster movies they influenced the B actors to be a little better then they actually where. Today there are a lot of actors/actresses who are stars that would only be rated as B actors back then.
    B movies back then where also training grounds for actors and a lot of great actors rose from B fame to stardom. Steve McQueen, Michael Landon, Clint Eastwood to name a few.

    • What are some of your favorite monster movies from the 80s and 90s

      • danrshaw says:

        Aliens of course from the 80s and Tremors (funny) from the 90s. I wasn’t implying that special effects made some great monster movies. Just movies in general. I was thinking maybe Star Wars (never saw it) special effects but then 2001: A Space Odyssey in the late 70s had some pretty good special effects.

      • I agree. It’s when the directors relied too much on the special effects and there was no acting

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