- Ass Pull: ...Where the hell did the ending come from?
- The end represents a shameless grandfather paradox. It renders the entire movie literally unable to occur.
- Just Here for Godzilla: There are many who watched this movie entirely to see the giant tendril beast. However, they will be dissapointed to find that it only arrives near the end of the movie.
- Memetic Mutation: The Giant Tentacle monster has become a source of a minor meme, being known as Skythulhu.