When Giant Animals Attack!
By Chris Kavan - 11/06/10 at 01:36 PM CT
Rodents of unusual size? Not good enough, I say! I want my creatures to be so wholly humongous, they put any other animal to shame. Size does matter when it comes to crushing puny humans.
1) King Kong - Don't monkey around with this guy - whether it's the original or one of the remakes, he always manages to escape and wreck havoc. No matter how much money you think you can make off an enormous primate, sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone.
2) Jaws - Great white madness! Those dolls' eyes are merciless, and so it is with this man-eater of a shark who isn't scared to nibble on teens and boats alike. Any creature that can make an entire generation afraid to go in the water deserves a bit of respect.
3) Lake Placid - There have been plenty of monstrous alligators and crocodiles running around in all matter of films, but I have to give the edge to this one. It's part horrifying and part hilarious, plus Betty White. You can't hope for anything better than that.
4) Anaconda - He's long and strong and about to cut your circulation off - snakes are always pretty scary, but when they stretch further than a stretch limo? Maybe it's time to get out of the jungle and back to civilization... just sayin'.
5) Godzilla - The wacky Japanese cousin or something to King Kong - radiation often gives rise to a motley crew of giant creatures from moths to three-headed monster beasts, but this iguana with a serious chip on his shoulder is the king of them all. Sometimes he gets into fights with other super beasts, but he mostly likes stomping around Tokyo and causing people to react in a badly-dubbed kind of way.
While bigger isn't always better, when it comes to monsters on the screen, throwing your weight around certainly helps.