GIANT ALIEN GODZILLA THINGIE
It's a good thing you don't get to see much of the beastie in this J.J. Abrams produced monster movie. Because while it's off-screen, Cloverfield is a jolty little genre confection. But when you do see it, lumbering through the streets of New York City, it looks like a CG reject with a deadly skin condition. Alas, Cloverfield's beastie isn't alone in failing to inspire real cinematic dread....
For every great feature creature, there's another -- like in ''Cloverfield,'' ''Signs,'' or ''Robot Monster'' -- that only makes you scream with laughter