Monster of the Day #1466

Tyranno’s Claw won, I suspect, on the strength of the trailer. Playing the old novelty tune “Alley Oop” in the background, it made this look like a Korean version of Ringo Starr’s slapstick Caveman. Sadly, the film was far less funny and far more of a slog than the trailer made it look. Ah, well, live and learn.

  • Gamera977

    As a Korean Kaiju I hope he doesn’t flip anyone off like A*P*E…

  • Just by that image alone, it has more entertainment value that the entirety of Larry Buchanan’s It’s Alive.

  • Nope. I can stay awake through It’s Alive.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I have a hard time seeing how a movie with a prop and a scene like that in it can be boring.

  • The Rev.

    The scenes with the dinosaurs/pteranodons/giant anthropomorphic rats were great. The problem was that they were few and far between, and the rest of the movie was unfunny and boring. Also, they kept killing the dinosaurs, which just angered us because they were murdering our favorite characters.

    I went for it because the director also did Dragon Wars. If I had watched the trailer and realized it was Korean Caveman I would not have done so, because anything that is not dinosaur- or sasquatch-related in Caveman sucks. Except the two antagonists, who are pretty entertaining. The same thing here, except the only character I cared about showed up about halfway through, had horrible things happen to his family, and then inexplicably vanished without getting his righteous vengeance. Everyone else is lame.

    This was yet another example of Big Man Japan Syndrome, although this movie was shorter. I think. Admittedly, it didn’t feel that way at the time.

  • I’m talking the picture. That’s a damn fine looking T-rex right there. Very entertaining to look at. In comparison with It’s Alive, which doesn’t have the same appeal.

  • Rock Baker

    I’m looking forward to the day when movie dinosaurs actually have some meat over their skulls again…

  • Flangepart

    NOT the wake up call he was expecting.

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  • Wade Harrell

    It’s Alive is the reason I found this site in the first place. I saw it on TV as a teenager (way before the internet) thinking I was going to see the OTHER It’s Alive movie (the one with the mutant baby) and wondered what the hell I had just watched. The scene where he gives the woman a dead rat to eat is still vivid in my mind years and years later! At some point I decided I had to find out if anyone else besides me had seen that ridiculous non-movie and I landed here! Also discovered the “Curse of Bigfoot” review which is another movie that baffled me as a teen. So I was pretty hooked after that.

  • Wade Harrell

    I keep wondering when someone is going to be bold enough to make a movie with feathered dinosaurs.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Thanks for explaining what the problems with this movie are.

  • The Rev.

    This one put feathers on the pteranodon, which is a start. I think the pteranodon was the overall favorite, for very good reason (they kept swinging the dude in the suit around on a wire so it’d “fly” and for a few brief moments the movie was glorious), but for me, it was juuuuuuust edged out by the prancing (!), quacking (!!) pachycephalosaurus. I even imitated it briefly, to some mild amusement.

  • The Rev.

    You’re welcome. Gotta warn people about things like this, you know?

    It looks to be on YouTube, so I’d say go there, jump around to the critter scenes, and then close the tab.