• 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…

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  • jmhuston

    ★★★ Added by jmhuston

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

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  • Philipp

    ★★★★ Watched by Philipp 27 Aug, 2014

    Wenn man diesen Film sieht, versteht man schnell, warum Gareth Edwards Godzilla machen durfte. Solide Effekte, Gespür für ästhetische Bilder, "respektvoller" Umgang mit seinen Monstern. Kein großes Erklärungsdrumherum. Das bisschen, was da ist, reicht vollkommen. Und das Militär (anders als bei Godzilla, vermutlich aus Budgetgründen) zu reinen Statisten gemacht, was den Film definitiv nicht schlechter macht. Gibt den Protagonisten Gelegenheit, einfach nur zu beobachten, fürchten, erleben, staunen, erfürchtig zu sein. Und die Monster haben die richtige Mischung aus mysteriös und majestätisch.

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  • Haikal_F

    ★★★ Watched by Haikal_F 27 Aug, 2014

    This past summer, I liked Godzilla (Gareth Edward's follow-up) enough, despite some fairly significant flaws, most of which revolve around the painfully cookie-cutter human characters, so I decided to check his first film. I had no problem with the common criticism that there wasn't enough stuff with the creatures. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this film suffers from many of the same issues, most notably the fact there isn't more than a handful of minutes of the titular monsters during the relatively short…

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  • Ellis

    ★★ Watched by Ellis 25 Aug, 2014

    might try watching this one again, got pretty bored with it the first time, and i dont really remember much other than thinking "for a movie entitled 'monsters' that has a spider looking thing on the cover i figured itd have a little more excitement than this" ...

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  • rolandbelenyesi

    ★★ Watched by rolandbelenyesi 24 Aug, 2014

    Kozepes CGI, kozepes karakterek, buta sztori es gyenge labakon allo drama. Az egyetlen ertekelheto dolog a zene volt (John Hopkins).

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  • Yaniv Eidelstein

    Watched by Yaniv Eidelstein 23 Aug, 2014

    Handsomely mounted and pretty engaging but dragged down by awful, awful dialog every step of the way. Best watched dubbed into a language you do not speak.

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  • 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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