Sometimes, a bad movie is aware that its bad, has fun being bad, and actually turns out to be pretty entertaining. I love those kind of movies. “The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” is not one of those movies. This is one of those movies that is all hype and no substance. I will save you the pain of actually watching it and spoil it for you.
Before she became the 50 Foot Woman, she was a normal sized rich woman who is married to a cheating man who is scheming to kill her for her money. She knows he’s cheating and she’s all depressed and dramatic. She leaves the house and runs into a giant alien who grabs her and transfers his hugeness to her. She then goes into town to exact revenge on her husband and his floozy girlfriend. There’s a bumbling sheriff and his deputy chasing the alien for forced comic relief, but it doesn’t matter. The whole thing sucks. She’s 50 feet tall for the last 10 minutes of the movie. I might have liked it more if she chased the philandering duo down the west coast, which in turn would bring out the national guard. Sorry. No dice. There’s no doubt in my mind that the producers of this film made a ton of money, but there’s nothing here.
If you’re still curious, by all means, go see it. Hell, I’ll sell you my copy at a bargain basement price. In the meantime, let me save 80 minutes of your life and offer the trailer: