yeah the monster is not an alien it is a water creature. at the start of the movie the boat capsized with no report of an object entering our atmosphere. and on the movie poster you can clearly see an object moving from the statue of liberty toward new york city under water. i like the premise of the creature, but not the way they filmed it. yeah sure it's realistic that some one would have a cam corder. but not realistic of him holding on to it the hole time even when his life is in danger,people value their lives more then a can corder.