Big budget attempt to Americanise the most famous Japanese monster franchise of them all was a big disappointment - it made money, sure, but did anyone actually like it? And its a shame too because there's no reason why this team couldn't have pulled it off - Independence Day had its moments (unfashionable to say now but I enjoyed the first third, the wiping out of the human race). And Cloverfield showed that a rampaging monster on the loose never gets old.
But then Cloverfield did it right when this did it spectacularly wrong. There's no sense of urgency, the actions of the monster doesn't make sense, you never get the feeling lives are under threat. Independence Day "went there" - this doesn't. It's a real disappoinment.