Written October 28, 2010
This movie is a stinker!
Written October 29, 2010
The alien creatures serve up a terrific dose of uneasiness to a subtle allegorical plot that illustrates the duality of life -- judgment of good vs bad and right vs wrong depends on which side of a division each individual stands on. Separation by a fence, wealth, power, morals, control, or species all lead the viewer to stretch their perspective when confronted with this duality.
Written October 01, 2010
was that a giant octopus ? not so excited now..
Written November 04, 2010
I am going to tell you straightforward: The title and tagline are somewhat misleading. If you're expecting a movie about monsters coming to extinct the human population, you thought wrong. Instead, it follows two people who are forced to travel through "the infected zone" that is filled with terrorizing gigantic monsters. The couple quickly falls in love, and the movie brings them close with a couple "gotcha" moments. The film sci-fi aspect hits a new low halfway in, because it starts to feel like more of a romance than an actual sci-fi thriller (which is the trailer's implication). By the end, I expect most people to hate it. But for film enthusiuasts open to new ideas, the film leaves you with a major rethorical question: Who knew monsters could bring two people closer together?
Written November 13, 2010
"Monsters" was done with an incredible low budget of $15,000 but it looks like 100 times that amount. It was written and directed by British filmmaker, Gareth Edwards. This is more of a character movie than a sci-fi thriller. So if you are expecting to see monsters roaming around and attacking here and there to increase your adrenaline level with the help of millions of dollars worth of visual effects, don't bother to see this movie. It is an epic human story about two peoples' short journey in a nightmarish situation. There are metaphors in the movie that can be perceived as parallel to our current human dilemmas, but maybe that is my imagination. It is a very good movie. I can't wait to see more of Gareth Edwards' works. He is a genius.