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Year
2014
Runtime
119 min.
Director
Tom Green
Genres
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Rating *
4.3
Votes *
5,092
Checks
217
Favs
3
Dislikes
23
Favs/checks
1.4% (1:72)
Favs/dislikes
1:8
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  1. zaptone's avatar

    zaptone

    it was as bad as everyone said it would be 8 years 11 months ago
  2. audiopile's avatar

    audiopile

    This was the worst movie I have seen in a long time. Just awful in every way possible. What a waste of time. 8 years 12 months ago
  3. lachyas's avatar

    lachyas

    Love it or hate it, everyone should be able to acknowledge that the divisive original Monsters film was a refreshing and admirable take on the monster movie genre. It was contemplatively paced, focused more on character development and human drama than monsters and action, utilised subtle but effective world building, and was gorgeously shot in vivid, lush colours. Well, all that was good while it lasted.

    Now, inexplicably, we have the sequel that no-one really wanted. Gone are all the strengths of the original, to be replaced by bland, military cliche characters indistinguishable from one another, even blander monotone cinematography (the movie could be renamed 'Fifty Shades Of Brown'), horrible dialogue that sounds as if it's lifted directly from the helicopter ride at the start of Predator, hopelessly misguided attempts at deep commentary on the nature of war and man, a score that serves as nothing more than blatant emotional cues, and a story that quite simply doesn't seem worth telling. Meanwhile the titular monsters exist merely in the background; narrative inconveniences that the writers felt obliged to include but didn't really know what to do with. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the script was originally just another generic gritty macho war movie but was retrofitted into the Monsters universe, which is a pretty damning criticism.

    Unsurprisingly, those who hated the original should probably give this a miss, but the real tragedy is that those who loved the first movie should especially give this a miss.
    9 years 3 months ago
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