The Big Bird
from The Giant Claw (US-1957; dir. Fred F. Sears)
“Something, he didn’t know what, but something as big as a Battleship has just flown over and past him.”
This is definitely one of the silliest kaijus to ever appear on the big screen. Planes begin disappearing left and right with reports of some sort of UFO, but nothing shows up on any radar screens, much to everyone’s bemusement. Soon it is discovered that a bird the size of a battleship from outer space has decided that the earth would be the perfect planet to build its nest. Apparently the creature is able to generate some sort of impenetrable forcefield around itself that makes it invisible to radar. The “Big Bird” looks like a cross between a giant vulture and an ostrich. It may not be the most elegant of monsters, but it’s certainly memorable.
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