Monsters Terrorize Trailer

  • By MyAlterEgo on

    August 13, 2010

  • So, just today, I discovered a movie by the title of Monsters. The official synopsis, courtesy of the "Official Monsters Site," is as follows:
    Six years ago previously, a NASA probe returning to earth with samples of an alien life form, crashed over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear, and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures"... The story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.
    (It may just be me, but this plot sounds a lot like Michael Crichton's "The Andromeda Strain").

    Monsters premiered at SXSW (South by Southwest festival) some time between March 11-20. It was well received by critics at its showing (you can see what some of the critics said underneath the photo gallery on the main page), and has been picked up by Magnet Releasing for distribution in North America and Mexico.

    All of this came to my attention through JoBlo's release of the trailer today (which, in reality, debuted on July 23). There are hints of District 9 (camera work, visuals, layout, low-budget, etc.) throughout the trailer; and this excites me because D9 was my favorite movie of 2009, by far.

    Enjoy!


    If the trailer did not do it for you, check out IGN's review. (Warning: There may be spoilers in the review. I did not read much of it, because I am highly interested in the project, and want nothing spoiled).

    8 comments:

    Traffic Increase said...

    Monsters premiered at SXSW (South by Southwest festival) some time between March 11-20. It was well received by critics at its showing (you can see what some of the critics said underneath the photo gallery on the main page), and has been picked up by Magnet Releasing for distribution in North America and Mexico.

    Jay S said...

    It does have a District 9 vibe to it, but I liked D9, so "Monsters" is of some interest to me. The story, action, and environment will greatly differ as well, so it all comes down to the execution of everything.

    I will be keeping my eye on this. Thanks for the trailer!

    MyAlterEgo said...

    Well said. It may not be the most original story (although it kind of is), but execution (writing, acting, etc.) is everything. If done properly, something unoriginal in concept can still be great.

    Top20lists said...

    Looking forward to it :)

    MyAlterEgo said...

    You and me both. We need a good monster movie.

    Steven said...

    We'll see, can't judge a movie by it's trailer ...

    MyAlterEgo said...

    True.

    An example would be Iron Man 2. I thought Iron Man was great; saw the trailer for Iron Man 2, and thought nothing could go wrong. Well.....I was wrong. It wasn't a terrible movie, but no where near the level of the first.

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