Monsters (2010)

Monsters (2010)
Director: Gareth Edwards
Writer: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy
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.
Once you stop expecting a creature feature the film starts to draw you in and works as A road movie with a few subtle sci-fi elements. We follow a pair of stranded citizens and how they gradually fall in love as they make their way back to the US through a Quarantined/Infected zone in Mexico. Beautifully filmed soaking in a Mexico that is usually reserved for nature shows, I dare anyone could watch this without being blown away at the production quality the director, crew and cast have turned out for what is reported to be $15,000. Monsters wrongly will get its doubters those who expected it to be this years Cloverfield or District 9, the truth is 'it is what it is' and never tried to be.
(7½ out 10)

No comments: