Saturday, June 21, 2014

Monsters (2010)

Director: Gareth Edwards. Cast: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga. 94 min. Rated R. UK. Drama/Sci-Fi.

This was the debut film that incited producers to recruit Gareth Edwards for the new Godzilla movie, because Edwards did prove himself here. Unfortunately, the minimalistic approach towards the story of an American couple struggling across alien-invaded Northern Mexico that worked very well here, didn't work for Godzilla. The slow pacing and focus on human relations reminded me of Deep Impact (as opposed to Armageddon), and an illustration of how a sci-fi event affects human interactions, rather than showing the sci-fi event itself.  Recommended for monster-movie lovers, because this is a rare movie that doesn't portray monsters as "monsters".

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