El Giganto (Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5)
Why you wouldn't want to meet it up a dark alley: Jesus, look at it! It's absolutely massive. You wouldn't want to meet it, so much as hide about 80-feet underground from it.
It's relentless and resourceful too, having managed to find a shop that sells shorts in its size.
Movie monster we'd like to see it have a fight with...
Cloverfield Monster (Cloverfield, 2008)
Who would win? The grand finale, surely. A titanic collision of city-razing, plug-ugly pretend-monsters whose only function appears to be wanton death and destruction.
The tickets would sell out quickly - as long as the fight could be in the future with seats in hovering pods that always stayed out of reach of both beasts.
Too close to call - El Giganto has the brute strength, Cloverfield chappie has alien powers. Let's make it a draw, with a treacherous post-fight interview conducted by Piers Morgan.
In conclusion, then, movie monsters are better than Resident Evil monsters although Resident Evil monsters are quite hard and horrible and movie monsters have the advantage of more expensive special effects than what Resident Evil monsters have.
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