• Scott Houseknecht

    ★★★★ Watched by Scott Houseknecht 29 Sep, 2014

    I went into the viewing expecting one thing and came out with something totally different. What I thought would be your typical monster movie ended up having a lot of heart. This feels more like a classic zombie film along the lines of Dawn of the Dead crossed over with Jurassic Park. The film spends less time focused on action and more time developing the characters to the point where you actually care if they make it through to the end. Top that off with some amazing visuals and you get Monsters.


  • Adam Schoales

    ★★★½ Watched by Adam Schoales 29 Sep, 2014

    For those who were disappointed by the pacing and style of the recent Godzilla reboot, going into it having seen director Gareth Edwards previous film, Monsters would go a long way to setting your expectations.

    Monsters is not your average creature feature. In fact it's not even your average horror film. It's a much more measured and personal tale; one with characters who are real and grounded.

    Granted, the film is perhaps a little light on scares and tension. It's…


  • Sarfaraz Abbasi

    ★★★★½ Added by Sarfaraz Abbasi

    Monsters may not live up to your taste of complete alien-type movie. However, it is simple beautiful sci-fi movie. Lead characters are perfectly grooming in their roles and show subtlety. I enjoyed it as much as I did 'District 9'.


  • Stef

    ★★★½ Watched by Stef 28 Sep, 2014

    I began watching this expecting yet another survival sci-fi monster action flick, and found myself experiencing something completely different.

    Monsters is a subdued, slow paced, captivating drama that just happens to take place in a post-extraterrestrial first contact/invasion setting. It's beautifully shot, with excellent VFX, a lovely soundtrack, an interesting concept, and a great cast.

    It would have been a solid four stars if it'd just pushed a little bit further; Monsters is but a snapshot of a far larger…


  • Rob McGregor

    ★★½ Watched by Rob McGregor 21 Apr, 2014

    In which... Gareth Edwards provides one of the most original monster movies in years, but constantly undermines himself with bad choices when it comes to plot.... still it got him noticed for Hollywood films, so it can't be all that bad.


  • feedingbrett

    ★★★ Watched by feedingbrett 19 Sep, 2014 2

    Review In A Nutshell:

    After seeing the satisfying Godzilla film by Gareth Edwards, I was curious to find out and watch the rest of the director's filmography. It turns out that his previous film was his debut feature film, Monsters. Expectations were not particularly high with this film as I have glanced over some of the ratings that others have given it, and there were a number of people that gave it a low score. After seeing Monsters, it did…


  • Alan P

    ★★½ Rewatched by Alan P 17 Sep, 2014

    Movie monsters have come in all different shapes and sizes, but history proved that some of the best ones actually have less screen time. You only get to see the shark in Jaws a few times, but it's enough to illicit a response and drive the suspense.

    With Gareth Edward's debut film, the director attempts to do the same, with the premise that a probe brought back alien life that's reproduced and run amok all over Mexico. The film tracks…


  • Declan Hayes

    ★★★★ Added by Declan Hayes

    In this ultra low-budget Alien movie, Gareth Edwards starts us on a trip through the Infected Zone of Mexico with two young Americans thrown together to make the journey of their lifetime. One that will open their eyes to the possibility that they are not being told the whole truth about planet Earths newest species.

    Andrew (McNairy) is a photographer who works for the father of Samantha (Able) and he is forced to escort her home back to the USA…


  • dizzy4111

    ★★★★ Watched by dizzy4111 11 Sep, 2014

    Nice fresh take on what has become a tired genre in recent years. It's not wonder he got the reins to the Godzilla franchise.


  • The Invisible Man

    ★★★½ Watched by The Invisible Man 05 Sep, 2014

    A NASA probe crashes back to Earth, with it contains samples from a planet that might have extra terrestrial life. But the samples bleed into the Earth, manipulating the environment thus creating giant monsters. Now, six years later America and Mexico are battling the monsters day and night in what is called The Infected Zone. We are introduced to our main characters. A photo journalist named Andrew Kaulder (the very underrated Scoot McNairy) as he is assigned by his boss…


  • Windyblue

    ★★½ Added by Windyblue

    Skip it.

    The movie description pretty much sets it up for me loving it even if its terrible, and just adding to the pile of very very bad sci-fi that I adore for reasons. I'm expecting something like A Sound Of Thunder (2005) but with evolution sped up and crossed with District 9 (2009). RIGHT?? Because that's what the description says?
    BUT no. NO.
    This is just awful. It isn't science fiction at all. It's bump-in-the-dark weak horror that is…


  • jmhuston

    ★★★ Added by jmhuston

    The dialogue of this film seems like it was written by an alien who doesn't understand human language