• MatthewLB

    ★★½ Watched by MatthewLB 16 Aug, 2014

    It's not good but it's not bad.

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  • Jonathan Mackris

    ★★ Watched by Jonathan Mackris 13 Aug, 2014

    Gareth Edwards is not a writer.

    From his two films, Monsters and Godzilla (2014), it's clear that Edward's talent is creating films with atmosphere. The set up in this film, similar to that of 2009's District 9, is that an alien species has been quarantined on Earth, specifically Mexico. The two films are also similar in their thematic qualities, as Monsters uses their aliens to create an allegorical comparison to the state of race relations and immigration between the US…

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  • Fish

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Fish 07 Aug, 2014

    With having withdraws from not being able to rewatch 'Godzilla', I decided to revisit Evans original monster master piece; 'Monsters'.

    Monsters is all about the spectacle. This doesn't mean that the husband and wife duo aren't great in their roles, but it is a film that looks incredible.

    From the monsters down to redesigning signs with CGI, the extras and the terrain. It all looks magnificent. It was certainly a labour of love for Evans, and showcasing that he was destined to remake one of the greatest monster movies of all time.

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  • Guillermo Bosque

    ★★★★ Watched by Guillermo Bosque 03 May, 2014

    Summary: Gareth Edwards' impressive debut "Monsters" is short, emphatic, original and economically effective. 83/100 [B+]

    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 form began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures". Our story begins when a US journalist…

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  • radiomanhead

    ★★★★ Added by radiomanhead

    Me encantan las películas de ciencia ficción de corte independiente donde el dialogo y las ideas están sobre las explosiones, si a eso le agregamos unas buenas actuaciones, solida dirección de Gareth Edwars y una gran fotografía nos encontramos ante un filme de genero solido como una roca. Lastima que a veces el guion opte por caminos mas fáciles y superficiales solo por alargar un poco la propuesta.

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  • Kristopher

    ★★★★ Watched by Kristopher 09 Aug, 2014

    I liked this more than Godzilla.

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  • LiamMcmillen

    ★★★★ Added by LiamMcmillen

    Don't judge a film by its title. For example, Tyrannosaur, isn't about dinosaurs. Much like Gareth Edwards minuscule budgeted Monsters isn't actually about Monsters. It is, though, quite brilliant and before you see Edward's next, Godzilla, I suggest you Hit Play on this one.

    Monsters takes place several years after a NASA space probe that has collected alien micro-organisms has crashed in Mexico, turning much of the country into a walled in no-go zone. New life forms have developed there,…

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  • Nick Britt

    ★★★ Watched by Nick Britt 04 Aug, 2014

    Interesting setting that reminded me of District 9. The locations are beautiful, the film looks good they really got their money's worth shooting on location. While it looks good, the story with the guy and girl is quite dull. Seeing the impact on the locals would be more interesting than these two traveling back to the United states. This film looks great for its budget. Nice comparison to Godzilla, but this film has the same issue, it's hard to care for the human characters.

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  • Kerlebaby

    ★★★½ Watched by Kerlebaby 04 Aug, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • cronic

    ★★★½ Added by cronic

    7,5/10

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  • PapaRock

    ★★★½ Watched by PapaRock 27 Jul, 2014

    Almost like a feel-good hang-out post apocalyptic road trip movie. Not a whole lot of action happens, but I wouldn't have wanted it to. The movie is very good the way it is. It has a unique feel to it, it's a romance disguised as a monster movie. Once you get past the rocky beginning, it becomes a beautiful and slow-paced story of two people growing really fond of each other. I've heard people complaining about the chemistry and acting…

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  • Keenan

    ★★★½ Watched by Keenan 24 Jul, 2014

    A really solid indie sci-fi movie which does a great job of moving quickly through the exposition and allowing the characters to drive the plot. The atmosphere created in this movie suits the story perfectly and makes it feel natural. A really well done film, especially with such a small budget.

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