Five Word Review: Monsters [Edwards, 2010]

Andrew (Scoot McNairy) and Sam (Whitney Able) find themselves a literal and metaphorical journey in Gareth Edwards' engaging, politically-aware film.

Andrew (Scoot McNairy) and Sam (Whitney Able) find themselves a literal and metaphorical journey in Gareth Edwards’ engaging, politically-aware film.

Monsters [2010]

Director: Gareth Edwards

Plot: In the near future, a cynical newspaper photographer tries to help his boss’ daughter get back to the USA, after both are stranded in a Mexico which has become inhabited by giant extra-terrestrial monsters. As their journey takes them deeper into dangerous territory, so more about their personalities and lives is revealed.

In Five Words: Characters.   Metaphorical.   Journey.   Anti-blockbuster.   Budget.

See this if you like… Children of Men (2006), District 9 (2009) or The Road (2009)

Rating: 4 out of 5

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