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  • October 10, 2009 ci00000000024451
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    this was the best ******* monster movie of all times, i saw it like 4 times and out of all those times, the theater was very packed especially on the first day i saw it and there was like one seat less

  • April 12, 2009 robbie61987
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    I do not think Toho Studios have to worry about this monster picture replacing Godzilla, as it has none of the entertainment nor the imagination that a Godzilla movie has. You can watch a Godzilla movie and enjoy it, it had something to offer. This movie does not. It comes from the looser who gave as Atlas and Lost TV shows, they must have been lost in the clouds or on drugs when they wrote this screenplay. There is no acting in it either, Looks like they cast people who could not even make it in Daytime Television soaps. It only makes me see how good the 60's Godzilla movies really are.

  • December 24, 2008 JohanLindgren08
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    Saw this movie recently and can just say "DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!" It was the most horrific mashup of popular monster movies I have ever seen. It should really be titled "Monster Movie" so people know it's a parody and a piece of crap. More or less "Godzilla but from the collateral damage's view of things and not the usual Hero/Heroine's perspective. If you wonder what it was like for the bystanders when "Monster Movie X" was produced here's your movie. This movie contains all the things one expects of a monster movie and borrows shamefully from so many other movies it is not even funny. The only thing that could be seen as "good" with it is the ending that is so perplexing that one does not really understand it is finally over until the credits start to roll. Also it leaves more questions than answers which might be good if you like that sort of thing. I personally hate it and that was one more thing that pulled down the review rating. Well done if one wants to milk out another movie and create a franchise. So this is exactly why I give it just ONE star.

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