Maybe I'm just weird but to me it's worth an hr and twenty minutes of your time. (It starts a little slow, so be warned)
Growing up can be a terrible thing.
Though these moments still ring true, the faults are clearer now. The effects aren't quite as seamless as I remember (some of the stop motion is terrible) and the story has turned more cheesy than engaging. But this will always be a defining film of my childhood, up there with The Goonies man. Incidentally, it's desperately crying out to be remade as a big budget, tongue in cheek creature feature! Maybe I can make it happen.