Monday, 19 August 2013

Monsters Review (Updated)


Release Date: 25th November 2010 - Australia

Production Companies
Vertigo Films

Madman Entertainment

Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: M

Runtime: 94 minutes

Budget: $500,000

Box Office Gross: $4,242,978

Plot Summary
Six years ago NASA 
discovered the possibility 
of alien life within our 
solar system. A probe 
was launched to collect 
samples, but crashed 
upon re-entry over 
Central America. Soon 
after, new life forms
began to appear and 
half of Mexico was 
quarantined as an 
Today, the American 
and Mexican military 
still struggle to contain 
"the creatures"...... Our 
story begins when a 
US journalist agrees to 
escort a shaken tourist 
through the infected 
zone in Mexico to the 
safety of the US border.

Scoot McNairy - Andrew Kaulder
Whitney Able - Samantha Wynden

Designer/Director of Photography/
Visual Effects - Gareth Edwards
Producers - Alain Nilbo and 
James Richardson
Film Editor - Colin Goudie
Music - Jon Hopkins

The 2010 movie of MONSTERS was not quite the indie sci-fi flick that I was expecting as it could have been a lot better if it was a different kind of a monster feature and has horror-blazing action. Then it would have been well-liked by everyone. Instead, all the film focuses is drama and romance between the two characters and there are no scenes that are even remotely scary or intensive. Even the giant squid aliens are barely the film's main focus and they were part of the backdrop. Because of this reason, this film doesn't really live up to its title.

I'm not like the other critics that loved the movie but here’s the truth, MONSTERS is by far a lacklustre movie generally. I would be better off watching INDEPENDENCE DAY (click here) because this film was a spectacle that I was privileged to watch over Gareth Edwards' boring debut. MONSTERS is undoubtedly not the best representation of an alien invasion, if you want a real movie that dealt these cliches, go for Will Smith's blockbuster.

Star rating: (2/5) Bad Movie

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