Monsters

Monsters

Monsters

A British independent sci-fi thriller set six years after 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 grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an 'Infected Zone'. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures.

The story begins when a jaded US journalist begrudgingly agrees to find his boss’ daughter, and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.

2010Rating: M, Contains Offensive Language94 minsUK
Science FictionThriller
Director:
Gareth Edwards (feature debut)
Writer:
Gareth Edwards
Cast:
Whitney AbleScoot McNairy
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Monsters

Intriguing, tense and well-acted. Monsters would have been better if it had lived up to its title more often, but with I understand the restrictions of such a small budget ($500,000). Monsters vindicates itself with sequences of compelling suspense and two very likeable leads. It pushes the boundaries of independent filmmaking.

Low budget, simple equipment, brilliant.

Any wikipedia reading fan will be able to take note that the film has a $500,000 budget. The editing was done on adobe, simple, software. All animation is done by the director. This itself testifies against the ridiculous expense spent on block buster films today. Such as the average Avatar. The story is creative, and placed together well by Gareth...

4.0

Yeah... Nah...

With a budget less than a ticket to Rainbow's End, Monsters is praised by some critics as the new District 9. It's not. It's a shame too, because it manages to achieve a giant scope with very little. However, it's let down heavily by its story, its script and its characters. There are many staring-into-the-distance moments where the movie tries to be...

2.0

???

When did this come out i thought it was coming out next year in november

Intimate story... what Monsters?

I liked how they went for a more intimate approach in the film, choosing to follow a pair making their way to the US border through Mexico's infected zone. The Monster sightings are scarce but their presence is felt throughout the entire movie... you never know when they're going to strike.

4.0

Can you rate something -5 stars?

The trailer is greatly misleading and the movie a huge bore. I have not bees so disappointed by a movie in ages. How do I get a refund back on 2 hours of my life?

1.0

Back to Basics SF - Real Story, Few explosions

Many people concentrate on the low cost of this movie (Around $700 000 US ) or the similarity in style to DISTRICT 9. Many people look at the main story and call it predictable. Many people make much of the Political commentary within the story. As with most things, many people miss the total sum of this film - A story that might well have been written at...

3.0

Boring movie

Saw this last night and was so disappointed. Main storyline is predictable and overall I was not impressed.

1.0

Pretty Good

I watched this movie a couple of weeks ago, yeah it does have a feel of Cloverfield and District 9, but really has its own charm but ends up being a better all-round movie then both of them. I would fully recommend you watching it :)

4.0

Deja vu?

The trailer fails to show anything really. It looks vaguely like a mix between Cloverfield and District 9.

Variety

Variety

press

A uniquely satisfying entertainment.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Monsters effortlessly compels. The ending may be pure sci-fi schmaltz, but it's schmaltz that this viewer, at least, could believe in.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Compelling less-is-more post District 9 alien invasion flick.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Although the vérité aesthetics of Monsters will invite comparisons to Cloverfield and District 9, what galls most is the infuriating lack of purpose beyond its backdrop.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Although the tentative performances of his two human leads proves less satisfying, and the story's not-so-underlying sociological context can be hard to miss -- it takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border -- the overall picture still impresses.

Variety

Variety

press

A uniquely satisfying entertainment.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Monsters effortlessly compels. The ending may be pure sci-fi schmaltz, but it's schmaltz that this viewer, at least, could believe in.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Compelling less-is-more post District 9 alien invasion flick.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Although the vérité aesthetics of Monsters will invite comparisons to Cloverfield and District 9, what galls most is the infuriating lack of purpose beyond its backdrop.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Although the tentative performances of his two human leads proves less satisfying, and the story's not-so-underlying sociological context can be hard to miss -- it takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border -- the overall picture still impresses.

Monsters

Intriguing, tense and well-acted. Monsters would have been better if it had lived up to its title more often, but with I understand the restrictions of such a small budget ($500,000). Monsters vindicates itself with sequences of compelling suspense and two very likeable leads. It pushes the boundaries of independent filmmaking.

Low budget, simple equipment, brilliant.

Any wikipedia reading fan will be able to take note that the film has a $500,000 budget. The editing was done on adobe, simple, software. All animation is done by the director. This itself testifies against the ridiculous expense spent on block buster films today. Such as the average Avatar. The story is creative, and placed together well by Gareth...

4.0

Yeah... Nah...

With a budget less than a ticket to Rainbow's End, Monsters is praised by some critics as the new District 9. It's not. It's a shame too, because it manages to achieve a giant scope with very little. However, it's let down heavily by its story, its script and its characters. There are many staring-into-the-distance moments where the movie tries to be...

2.0

???

When did this come out i thought it was coming out next year in november

Intimate story... what Monsters?

I liked how they went for a more intimate approach in the film, choosing to follow a pair making their way to the US border through Mexico's infected zone. The Monster sightings are scarce but their presence is felt throughout the entire movie... you never know when they're going to strike.

4.0

Can you rate something -5 stars?

The trailer is greatly misleading and the movie a huge bore. I have not bees so disappointed by a movie in ages. How do I get a refund back on 2 hours of my life?

1.0

Back to Basics SF - Real Story, Few explosions

Many people concentrate on the low cost of this movie (Around $700 000 US ) or the similarity in style to DISTRICT 9. Many people look at the main story and call it predictable. Many people make much of the Political commentary within the story. As with most things, many people miss the total sum of this film - A story that might well have been written...

3.0

Boring movie

Saw this last night and was so disappointed. Main storyline is predictable and overall I was not impressed.

1.0

Pretty Good

I watched this movie a couple of weeks ago, yeah it does have a feel of Cloverfield and District 9, but really has its own charm but ends up being a better all-round movie then both of them. I would fully recommend you watching it :)

4.0

Deja vu?

The trailer fails to show anything really. It looks vaguely like a mix between Cloverfield and District 9.