Behemoth, the Sea Monster (1959)
Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4
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Release Date: Mar 3, 1959 Wide
Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 507
A perennial of the "Shock Theatre" TV circuit of the 1950s, The British The Giant Behemoth owes a great deal to the earlier American sci-fier The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. A Cornish fisherman is found covered with what looks like radiation burns. Before he dies, the fisherman utters the word "behemoth," citing a monster alluded to in the Bible. It isn't long before England is besieged by a dinosaur-like monstrosity, evidently the by-product of atomic fallout. Only a high-powered torpedo stands
Mar 3, 1959 Wide
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There are fine special effects courtesy of Willis O'Brien, the King Kong creator ... .
Lurches forward in fits and spurts, only truly coming alive during a brief rampage sequence through London.
Behemoth is, if not a great film, then a solid one, clever and smart in the right places.
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