Mighty Peking Man

★★☆☆ – (1977) – A giant ape is brought to a major city as an attraction, to the dismay of the blonde bombshell he raised. Not unlike any other King Kong knockoff, but this one stands above the others for its overall absurdity and explosive violence. Drags at times, but is ultimately a fun time killer.

Colossal

★★★☆ – (2016) – A troubled woman learns her role in monster attacks that are befalling Seoul. A unique and refreshing spin on giant creature movies, complete with highly involving characters and a plethora of surprises. Some of the dramatics are on the stiff side, but when all is said and done there’s nothing quite like this, which is a great thing.

Super 8

★☆☆☆ – (2011) – A group of kids filming a movie witness the start of a monster invasion. Tries incredibly hard to come across as a Spielberg movie, but can’t come close to matching the heart and humor of his early films. Every character and action goes through tired motions and can’t create a single emotion or a sense of fun. Predicable and soulless.