Monsters (2010)

Monsters (2010)

Halloween Reviews 2020

Director/Writer: Gareth Edwards

Stars: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides, Annalee Jeffries, Justin Hall, Ricky Catter, Paul Archer

A crashed space probe results in giant Cthulhu-looking octopus monsters occupying a large swath of Mexico, which makes it difficult for a freelance photographer (Scoot McNairy) to chaperone the daughter (Whitney Ables) of a rich publisher back to the US. 

It seems that writer/director Gareth Edwards must be trying to say about the US/Mexico relationship, but I don't quite get it.

This is a monster movie that is short on thrills but is redeemed by a completely immersing sense of atmosphere and a weird beauty.


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