''Helpless people on subway trains
Scream "My God!" as he looks in on them...
In a scene which features an Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
going on a rampage in a major city, there will inevitably be a shot where said 50-Foot Whatever will pick up a subway train, monorail, or other such vehicle, look in on the passengers through a window with his giant eye, and then do something very unpleasant to his new plaything.
as best I'm able. Up for Grabs
if I don't get to it.
- The Trope Maker is probably the original Godzilla, at least in the sense that almost every other portrayal since is probably an homage to this film.
- Happens in the 1976 remake of King Kong during his rampage while looking for Dwan.
- The music video for The Apples in Stereo's "Signal in the Sky (Let's Go)" has a monster which does this.
- As noted in the page quote, this trope is lampshaded in the Blue Oyster Cult song "Godzilla."