YMMV / The Giant Claw

  • Memetic Mutation: "As big as a battleship!"
  • Narm: Boy howdy. As noted in the header, Morrow later recalled how he sneaked out of a screening humiliated after people burst into laughter when the monster appeared.
  • Nightmare Retardant: The Giant Claw itself is about as scary as a half eaten chicken leg. Just look at it.
  • So Bad, It's Good
  • Special Effects Failure: Apparently at one point Ray Harryhausen was going to do the creature effects, but to save money a small shop in Mexico was contracted instead.
    • More mundanely, the matte painting of the US Capitol building through the general's office window is at a size and angle that implies that the general works in the statue of Grant on the National Mall.
  • Values Dissonance: The male lead spend much of the movie being casually dismissive and misogynistic toward the female lead, an adult scientist who is treated like a child by pretty much everyone. And guess what? She's also his love interest!