just watched Monster X: Attack the G-8 Summit (2008) which I enjoyed (and would have liked even more had it been about an hour long).
it marks the return of one of my favorite monsters, Guilala. his early appearances in the movie are mostly stock footage from his first movie (the awesome X From Outer Space (1967), but they look pretty good, considering the age of that movie.
the new movie is not funny enough to be a flat out comedy, but much goofier than the original to be a straight monster movie. it also sports some of the worst gaijin actors of all time, and useless and rather stupid subplots abound.
it's such an endearingly outrageous design for a monster, how can you not love it? the new suit looks pretty good as well- good enough that the Ladders used Guilala for a major tv ad a few years ago. and those were some funny spots, I gotta say. the "out takes" spots are pretty funny as well.
poor Guilala though.