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Monsters (2010)

MonstersDirector: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy

Tagline: Giant alien squid monsters attack!

Six years after a space probe carrying samples of alien life crashes in Mexico, the whole north of the country has been sealed off as an "infected zone" and giant 100 metre high alien squid monsters are attacking outside the zone and causing mass causalities, although it seems most of the damage is done by the US military trying to stop them and causing even more mess.

After one such attack, photojournalist Kaulder (Scoot McNairy) is told to check up on the daughter of the boss of the paper he works for, Sam (Whitney Able), who was injured in the attack, then ordered to escort he to the last ferry out of the country for the next six months.

As it turns out they don't make the ferry due to a stupid mistake from Kaulder and are forced to go through the infected zone. Lots of things happen after this point, but I was surprised on how low key it all was.

You do actually get to see the monsters, but they are not really the main focus of the movie. It would have reduced their impact if you had seen a lot of them to be honest.

There is somewhat of a political statement in the movie with the giant wall the US builds at the border not only not stopping the monsters, but also imprisoning the people on the inside of it rather than keeping them safe.

It feels like there should be more to the movie, but it is what it is and I am sure there will be more to it in the future if it is popular enough.



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