Thursday, July 23, 2015
Mini-Review - "The Giant Claw" (1957)
What is wrong with your face?
I'm not sure what else I can say about this film. Just look at this thing. This is monster that everyone is supposed to be afraid of, with big dumb doofy eyes, huge flaring nostrils, a mouth that is never fully closed and a wing span that makes an Ostrich feel embarrassed. And the characters would not stop calling it a "flying battleship." This is the most laughable monster I have ever seen.
Like most B-movies, "The Giant Claw" has its charm but it is full of techno-babble right out of Star Trek, and a plot that makes little sense as it tries to understand that this giant bird came from outer space and has an energy barrier that prevents anything from getting through.
"The Giant Claw" is stupid, nonsensical and overly dramatic about a monster that looks like if Dopey from "Snow White And The Seven Dwarves" got beat up, and then turned into a monster to fight those who wronged him.
Final Grade: C