Tuesday, September 7, 2010


By D.E.Levine

Director: Gareth Edwards
Writer: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Whitney Able, Scott McNairy
Producers: Allan Niblo and James Richardson
Line Producer: Jim Spencer
Original Music: Jon Hopkins
Running Time: 94 Minutes
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English, Spanish
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama

Filmed in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico and Texas (USA)

Although titled Monsters, this is not a film where man eating creatures appear to decimate the population.

Instead, Monsters takes us to a place in history where six years after a NASA space probe carrying alien life form samples is destroyed while attempting to re-enter earth over Mexico.

Andrew Kaulder is a photojournalist based in Mexico and paid for taking photos after post-creature attacks.

When his publisher assigns Andrew to escort the boss's daughter Samantha back to the U.S. after she's injured. Andrew agrees to take her to the border of the Infected Zone where she can get a ferry to take her back to the U.S.

Naturally, things don't go as planned and the two wind up having to resort to a more dangerous route. During their travels others are killed as they trek straight through the Infected Zone.

Frankly, the film isn't very exciting until Andrew and Sam are in the Infected Zone.
There seems to be more fear from what the audience doesn't see than what they do.

We don't see much of the creatures until the very end. But, we see a lot of the aftermath and that is terrifying.

The entire film serves as a backdrop for the blossoming romance between Andrew and Sam.

Monsters is an interesting film, well worth seeing as long as you don't expect to see either your typical monster movie or love movie.