For the most part, Underwater hides its aquatic monsters, especially the foot-soldiers seen in the trailer hunting Kristen Stewart‘s Norah and her drilling team on the sea bed of the Mariana Trench. Just like DC’s Trench, these monsters think they’re being invaded and with humanity’s intrusion, they decide to turn into predators and feed on the scientists.
And the way it’s done, with the creatures seen in glimpses, pulling people into the dark oceanic abyss or swiftly swimming past them, it’s clear the movie is paying homage to 1975’s Jaws. However, as much as it’s cool to pay tribute to the film that paved the way and broke ground for his particular sub-genre of horror, it’s clear it’s time for sea monster movies to move past emulating the legendary Steven Spielberg flick.
So far, Underwater has been criticized by some for how long the film takes to actually reveal its monster. That being said, fans of the monster movie genre will do well to check out the new film, as its main creature is, in fact, bigger than one of cinema’s greatest monsters – Godzilla. This revelation comes to us courtesy of director Eubank via his Twitter account. With a handy outline of other creature feature favorites, Eubank proves that not only does Underwater’s Behemoth tower above Godzilla, but also above every other cinematic monster, including Cloverfield’s Clovy, Ghostbusters’ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and King Kong. Check out the picture below.
— superswift (@superswift) February 1, 2020