Things learned from apocalyptic/monster/alien invasion movies:
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New York always gets destroyed.
Monsters stomp down skyscrapers.
People get out of their cars and stare up at the monsters. They always wait until the monster is almost upon them.
People in the monster movies continue working in the offices, oblivious to the monsters plowing through.
If New York is being destroyed, then London and Paris are next.
Giant monsters must cast shadows in real life. In movies, they do not.
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Tarantulas are blind and deaf. They are sensitive to vibrations.
Female stars used to be cast on their ability to scream loudly and look good wet. They usually trip just when it appears they will get away.
Sharks cannot jump 35,000 feet to grab an airliner.
Tornadoes form over land. Hurricanes form over the ocean.
People should not run down a road to get away from monsters.
The most famous actors: one will be the hero and the other will be the villain.
Empty warehouses are used repeatedly, with shots from different angles.
If the movie always shoots in broad daylight, that is a good indication that the movie is low-budget.
Casts of 10-20 also tell that the movie is low budget.
The script is limited to single sentences per actor, now and then. The hero always makes the sacrifice but somehow survives.
Can you think of some truly awful monster movies? What are they? Why are they so awful?
How were these things learned? Since NetFlix, my husband has access to the worst monster movies imaginable. Yes, he saw “Sharknado”.