During a surprise party for Rob, being documented "wedding style" by his best friend Hud, it seems that an earthquake hits Manhattan. The party goers head up to the roof to see if they can see anything. They get more then they bargained for as a huge explosion sends flaming pieces of building raining down on the city.
Hud keeps the camera rolling as they get down to the street in time for the now infamous money shot of the head of the Statue of Liberty crashing down in front of them.
From then on it is an all out race across the city as Rob is determined to rescue his true love who is trapped in her apartment. The creature is not only completely destroying everything in it's path, it has it's own hidden arsenal that is released on the people.
I was nervous about seeing this movie because I thought the hand-held camera thing was going to make me sick. I had a few oogie moments, but not anything really bad. And I thought in some ways it was an ingenious way to film the movie. The tension built by the flashes of the monster really work. My only complaint is that parts of the film are so dark, which I know is realistic - but I wanted to see more detail! I thought this was an excellent ride. I actually cared about the characters, even though we only get to know them through quick snatches of film. It was tense, scary and totally fun. I highly recommend it!