My problem with the escape pods is that Our Hero waits to eject until about 5 seconds before detonation!
I thought it was funny when he and the girl battle for real the first time they exhausted their weapons and the monster was taking them into higher altitudes and the guy is all, "Well we've used our weapons. We're fucked." And the girl says, "No! We still have the sword!" And I was like: "Well why weren't you using that all along as opposed to punching and shooting?! It seems pretty damn effective and why was it such an after-thought?!"