Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monsters (2010)

Number Rolled: 72
Movie Name/Year: Monsters (2010)
Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy
Length: 93 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Gareth Edwards
Writer: Gareth Edwards
Actors: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides, Annalee Jefferies, Justin Hall, Ricky Catter, Paul Archer, Kerry Vladerrama, Jonathan Winnford, Stan Wong, Anthony Cristo, Mario Richardson, Jorge Quirs, Erick Arce, Emigo Munkel, Esteban Blanco

I don’t know. It’s like a movie about a documentary maker with some Cthulu looking things strolling around and having weird Avatar alien sex. Ok, granted, the alien sex is single short scene and later on in the movie, but still. I don’t need to see that. It wasn’t even some kind of interesting tentacle hentai thing, it was just… five minutes of, “what the fuck?”

I love ‘end of the world’ movies. I don’t know why. I’m highly looking forward to the 21rst and I hope the networks play all the zombie, weather-related, tornado, end of the world stuff that they can get their hands on. I’m also not going further than two blocks from my house because the population of this world is nuts and will probably go crazy on that day. By the way, if you didn’t know, the world is supposed to end a week from Friday because some Mayan’s ran out of stone for their calendar. Whatever.

Anyway, back to this movie. It’s a movie about, you guessed it, the end of the world as we know it. Great, now I’ve got that song stuck in my head…

The Earth comes in contact with aliens, aliens take over the entire southern U.S., the Earth proceeds in trying to get land back. We miss all that cool stuff and land smack dab in a time where the humans have given up, separate the land into “theirs” and “ours” and attempt to live with the new laws of life. So it’s kind of post-alien-apocalypse, which is actually a really interesting plot. In theory.

I wouldn’t say it was boring… but I would say I expected more out of it. Someone says ‘alien’ film to me and I expect some thrills and chills. The aliens looked awesome, I’ll give them that. Very H.P. Lovecraft. But the script is like a love story gone wrong. The ending was very Soprano’s, very abrupt and there were very few really memorable scenes.

It wasn’t terrible. If it came on TV and I was bored, I might throw it on the screen for background noise. I doubt I’d go out of my way for it, though.

Overall Opinion – 2.5/5

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