If you walked up to a random person on the street and said “Hey, wanna watch your family and home be destroyed?”, they’d probably look at you like you were a crazy person. No, he wouldn’t want to see that. Nobody wants to see that.

Or do they? That’s the thing about monster movies…you’d think that they’d be awful to watch, but for some reason, there is something about mass death and destruction that is weirdly pleasing to us when it’s on screen. Whether its because we are secretly learning something about ourselves or just for spectacle, we love watching giant monsters tear through humanity it’s nothing.

In this episode of Nerd Talk, the gang attempts to break down why Godzilla, Alien, and Thing from Cloverfield hold special places in all of our hearts.

Alex Russo

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