Better than the Internet.
This is from Cloverfield.
Yeah. I'm a fan of that film. I think you had posted earlier how the characters are somewhat flimsy, which is true, but it doesn't really matter because the creature and mayhem carry the movie nicely.I think I'm a sucker for these types of movies with large slors or tors doing damage to mankind. I would put War of The Worlds into the same category, and I like that blaster as well.
I saw it again recently and I've come to realize that the character exposition at the beginning isn't that bad. The characters are a bit pale, but they serve well as anchors for the carnage. I love the epic scale of that movie.