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Monsters (2010)

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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 U.S. border.

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Gareth Edwards

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Gareth Edwards
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scoot McNairy ... Andrew Kaulder
Whitney Able ... Sam Wynden
Mario Zuniga Benavides Mario Zuniga Benavides ... Ticket Seller
Annalee Jefferies ... Homeless Woman
Justin Hall ... Marine
Ricky Catter ... Marine
Paul Archer ... Marine
Kerry Valderrama ... Marine (as Kerry Valderrema)
Jonathan Winnford Jonathan Winnford ... Marine
Stan Wong ... Marine
Anthony Cristo Anthony Cristo ... Marine
Mario Richardson Mario Richardson ... Marine
Jorge Quirs Jorge Quirs ... Marine
Erick Arce Erick Arce ... Marine
Emigo Munkel Emigo Munkel ... Marine
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Storyline

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over North 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"...... Our story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. Written by Annon

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13 July. A NASA space probe crashed in Mexico. Its mission was to find life elsewhere. Its search is over. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Mexico | Guatemala

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Čudovišta See more »

Filming Locations:

Yaxha, Maya ruins, Guatemala See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,508, 31 October 2010

Gross USA:

$237,301
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

As the couple arrives at the town and the camera travels across the town and over the evacuation sign, right after the goof with the pickup-truck seen at the distance, they look at the town and a person can be seen walking away from the white car in the distance. Another result of shooting in open locations. See more »

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Title Card: Six years ago... NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A space probe was launched to collect samples but broke up during re-entry over Mexico. Soon after new life forms began to appear and half of the was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today... The Mexican & US military still struggle to contain 'the creatures'...
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Soundtracks

Muchos Mescal
Written by Eva Abraham and Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Performed by Eva Abraham and Andrew Waterworth (as Andy Waterworth)
Published by and courtesy of Vertigo Music Publishing Limited
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Bore-fest, sorry
3 July 2011 | by ToddWebbSee all my reviews

I just sat through this rental. Barely stayed awake.

This seemed like the type of sleeper hit that is missed by the masses, but I really enjoy in rental. Boy was I wrong. This movie was just plain boring.

I knew from a previous review that this movie was not filled with aliens and not filled with special effect. "Cool," I thought, "a movie with a story about people." But nope. There's just not enough story here to keep a viewer awake. The two main characters do enjoy a wee bit of development. But that happens almost immediately - or at least we can see what it is. So the "story" goes nowhere.

Also, these characters didn't talk enough to each other. The movie too suddenly, too often, and for too long falls back on montages of supposed dialogue, overshadowed by mood music. So their story together just isn't believable.

Almost an okay movie. But just plain sleepy.


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