Monsters (2010)

Monsters 2010

US Title:
Monsters
Year:
2010
Country:
UK
Director:
Gareth Edwards


What’s It About?
A photographer tries to escort his boss’s daughter out of the “Infected Zone,” an ecologically devastated area between Mexico and the US that is now home to extraterrestrial creatures.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
This movie is special and I like it a lot. Although it seems from the premise that the film would be about resisting alien invaders or battling supersized monsters, it’s actually a moving relationship drama about two damaged strangers and their journey home set against the backdrop of a changing Central American landscape ravaged by years of war. The film is surprisingly touching and the script masterfully transitions from loud action-packed sequences to quiet, reflective scenes with grace and ease. The two leads do a fantastic job, allowing atmosphere and emotion to supplement the sparse dialogue. It’s a beautiful movie.

Final Grade: A

Tagonomy
Genre:
Tags:
Series:
More Info:


Thanks for reading!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s