Today in UK &Ireland Gareth Edwards MONSTERS finally is released. The movie has done the rounds in the film festivals to mostly positive reviews and now its finally arrived to be shown cinematically so we can see how good the movie is been promoted to be.
Monsters is a prime example of micro budget movie proving can be more succesfull than there big budget compadres. As for the constant District 9 similarties its nothing like it and if you want to say it is the only remote similar part i the fact aliens came to earth years before and now there ‘residents’, this is an road movie with monsters in it but it is also a look at immigration as Edwards says in the interview, a topic which is very sensitive in Mexico due to the fact America’s stance on the whole topic, if anything Monsters is closer to Machete (which also is an attack on American/Mexican Immigration).
Our Friends at Screenrush caught up with the movies director Gareth Edwards having a chat about the movie as well as putting to rest the D9 similarties along with how the movie was put together, enjoy….
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synopsis: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 form 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”…… Our story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border -imdb
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“Monsters” was a case where the “making of” the film was more interesting than the film itself (i.e. the fact that is was made with a micro-budget and yet it looked like a multimillion blockbuster.
Not a bad film, but not one that will get repeated viewings…at least not for me.
Still, well done Gareth Edwards to coming up with something that looks like a multi-million blockbuster, and yet made with a tiny budget.