In Journey 2: The Mysterious Island the island’s magical qualities has played havoc with the wildlife, so elephants are the size of small dogs, but there are giant lizards the size of football fields!
To celebrate the film’s release on February 3rd, we have compiled a list of movie monsters that have would scare even Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson!
- The Great White - Jaws (1975)
The great white shark from Jaws exerts such an extreme fear factor in us because she’s a natural beast living amongst us.
It’s because of this that Jaws did what the supernatural monsters couldn’t scared millions of humans in to thinking twice before going further than knee deep in the water. Dun-duh, dun-duh, dun-duh...
- Gremlins (1984)
If you’ve seen the gremlins then you’ll know they come in different species including electric, bat, spider and just your bog standard gremlin. The key is to remember the key rules to keep a gremlin from turning into a monster.
Whatever you do, don’t get them wet or feed them after dark. If they do have a munch on your midnight snack be sure to shine bright light straight in their face to kill the thing...they’re not quite so cute once they’ve turned.
- Stay Puft - Ghostbusters (1984)
Stay Puft is a 300 foot tall giant marshmallow best known for stampeding his way through New York City in Ghostbusters. Stay Puft was created when ghost caller gazer promised that the next thought that came to the Ghostbusers heads would take on a destructive form.
In an attempt to think of the most harmless thing imaginable, a marshmallow company’s toy mascot came to mind...bad choice! As huge and destructive Stay Puft was, we were a little bit sad to see him taken down by Ghost Busters’s giant proton lasers.
- Oogie Boogie - The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)
The only creature in The Nightmare before Christmas that is genuinely evil. Oogie Boogie’s innards are made from bugs and he takes pleasure from torturing and eating his victims.
In The Nightmare before Christmas he instructs his minions to kidnap Santa Clause (known as Sandy Claws) in an attempt to spoil Christmas and take control of the town. Thankfully for us, one of Disney’s favourite protagonists steps in to intervene... Jack Skellington!
- Godzilla (1998)
Also known as Gojira, Gozilla first stared in self titled film ‘Godzilla’ in 1954. Since then Godzilla has had a successful career starring in 28 films.
Fans were left raging as the giant mutated dinosaur’s reputation was tarnished in Roland Emmerich’s 1998 remake in which Godzilla was portrayed as a heartless rampaging monster.
It might surprise you that Godzilla actually became a saviour, defending the human race from other monsters!
- King Kong (2005)
Standing at 50 meters tall, King Kong is one of the most feared monsters in cinema. The climax in ‘King Kong’ has become an iconic Hollywood scene as King Kong carries actress Fay Wray to the top of Empire State Building.
Since then, King Kong has returned to the big screen in many re-makes including the 2005 version directed by Oscar winning Peter Jackson staring Hollywood actress Naomi Watts. Also not forgetting the Japanese classic King Kong vs. Godzilla in 1966.
- The Bedlam - Coraline (2009)
A young adventurous girl finds a secret hatch within her home into a perfect world. All of her frustrations at home are swept under the carpet as she rekindles her relationship with her loving mother.
It turns out things aren’t quite as rosy as first thought as the pseudo mother turns out to be a spider like creature who only wants to eat Coralline alive.
It’s no coincidence that her character name of Bedlam is an archaic English word meaning "witch" or "hag".
‘Journey 2 - The Mysterious Island’ is released on the 3rd February 2012.