Cinema-Maniac: Monsters (2010) Review

With a title like Monsters what would you expect to see, lots of Monsters. Unfortunately the misleading title isn’t the only thing disappointing about this movie.

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. The story is not awful, but it’s not good either. Now I will say none of the main characters get annoying because the whole movie revolve around two people and some how they didn’t get on my nerves. The storytelling is slow and uninteresting at times, with a movie revolving a dangerous journey from a monster inhabit Mexico you would expect the writer to give you some of information about the monsters he came up with, well if he did I must have missed because I was so bored and stop paying attention as the story really doesn’t do a job of grabbing your attention.

The very few monsters it does have look good, for a low budget movie that is. I was surprise to learn that this was a low budget movie considering the scope of the movie and it’s monsters. The monsters in this movie i’m guessing aren’t the literal monsters, if not, it did a poor job making whatever was meant to be represented as the monster very poorly. For what it did do right I do give praised to, the monsters never had a dull moment when they appeared (with the exception of one scene), the two actor didn’t get on my nerves as they basically had the camera on them for the whole movie, and it’s scope doesn’t make it feel low budget.

So Monsters is a disappointing monster movie that could have benefited with a bigger budget and could have become a better movie. It’s a shame what could have been a great movie didn’t live up to it potential, for it is, it’s not a bad movie, nor is it a great one either.


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