The movie started off really good, with the first 1/3 or so being some of the best monster action I've seen. The effects are great through out the entire movie (fire is hard to do so I won't count the ending). My only big issue with this movie is how it gets really hard to tell how much time has passed. A lot of things point towards the movie being set during a couple of weeks (the military response, the quarantine stuff, the activists at the end), but then you have one Major contraction for that theory, the girl surviving with the monster without anything to eat yet she looks like she's been there a day or two at the most. If you ignore the time discrepensies, it's a good fun monster flick that anyone could watch. Oh, and I loved how they got the a few americans in the mix. Rating: 1st 1/3rd - almost 9/10, the rest - 6/10.