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 forms 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," while a journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.
It's funny watching the elements come together in this complicated scam. On one hand, the set-up isn't quite as complex as it seems, but there's an easy sense of fun in every exchange.
if their story seems completely bonkers, almost like a feverish work of fiction, you ain't heard nothing yet.
Strong acting helps the film overcome an uncertain premise and create characters that hold our attention absolutely.
I can appreciate the creative way Monsters was made. After all, the filmmakers had practically no budget and the dialogue was mostly improvised. Nonetheless, the story just didn't work for me, despite the realistic tone. It feels too long for a movie where so little happens.
Alien monsters exist and they are on earth, while governments and their armies are at war the ordinary person on the street is living in war zones. A journalist agrees to escort one of his boss's daughters across the Mexico/America border through the war zone. This movie was apparently made on a shoe string budget but doesn't often look cheap. As far as visual style and acting go they are pretty average enough to not offend, even if you never really see a monster properly. The main problem that I found was that this film was boring in places and went on far too long. This felt more of a voyage of discovering two characters rather than anything to do with Monsters, the suspense and scares were far too apart to cause any lasting emotion. As the film dragged on I kept wanting one of the character to get eaten to make things more lively, alas this didn't happen. Don't expect a thrill-a-minute ride, not much happens; they talk, they hide, they talk, they run, they talk, they cross the border, they talk. Maybe this film tries to be too clever by implying metaphors and coincidences and thus becomes pretentious, either way I stopped caring because it was soo limp and boring. I'm glad I won't have to watch this one again.
Mostly low-key and grounded in the real world. Almost all of this movie works beautifully. Special effects are slipped in where needed amid the non-actors and non-standard locations. Simple story is literally a journey. Danger, surprises and humor. Who will survive? Not everyone! Good for grown-ups but children may be bored or imagine that this is a documentary.
My last two watched movies were really disappointing and I started blaming my self for choices, but this great movie compensated me, a simple brilliant touching movie with a fantastic music and great ending, I repeat it is a simple movie saying a lot of things and it is not an action movie, do not fall into the trap and wait for action cause you will not find it and then you will not love it, if you liked cloverfield, wild, into the wild and the road, certainly you will love monsters, prepare your self for a drama, adventure movie and watch cause it worth