Six years ago a NASA space probe crashed to earth with a shipload of alien stowaways on board – in the time since, a massive swath of the Mexico–US border has been fenced off, protecting the neighbouring territories from the giant, squid-like aliens that prowl the restricted area.
Photojournalist Andrew is keen to get pictures of the creatures, but when he’s tasked with getting his boss’s daughter back to the US, a one-day trip to the coast turns into a dangerous journey through the ‘infected zone’.
Not your average sci-fi monster movie, Monsters is instead a one-of-a-kind hybrid, a cross-genre road movie romance that just happens to travel into the heart of an alien-infested war zone. —melbournefilmfestival.com
Gareth Edwards (born 1975) is a British film director. He is best known for Monsters, an independent film for which he acted as writer, director, cinematographer, and visual effects artist. He is currently directing the upcoming Godzilla reboot from Legendary Pictures.
Born in 1975 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Since childhood he wanted to work in cinema to direct his own films, stating that “Star Wars is definitely the reason that I wanted to become a film-maker”.
He cut his teeth in the world of special effects; creating digital effects for prestigious shows such as Heroes and Villains (2008), a series for which he made 250 visual effects which won international recognition. In 2008 he entered Sci-Fi-London, a 48 hour film challenge, where a movie had to be created start-to-finish in just two days, within certain criteria. Edwards won the contest and went on to write and direct Monsters, his first feature. Edwards personally created the special effects for Monsters using… read more
I massively enjoyed this. Earlier on this evening I turned off a film because it was slow and I was bored. And I like slow boring films. I put this on later, expecting maybe only a sliver of action but was riveted the whole time. It also reminded me why I never, ever visit IMDB.com, having read the ridiculous arguments against this movie there.
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