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Monsters (2011)

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Movie Details

Title:   Monsters
Director:   Gareth Edwards
Year:   2011
Genre:   Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   02/19/2011

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Viewing Notes

Rewatch:

I watched this movie on 02/19/2011 at/on/via Blu Ray. This Screening was part of the February Movie Night event.

My Thoughts

A made a special trip into Chicago with my friend Jay to see this movie on the big screen (caught it on the last night it showed too). I liked it a lot then, and I liked it even more after watching on Blu-Ray.

The interaction between the two characters, whose journey is is an emotional transformation for both of them, is great; and the "monsters" really just provide the backdrop and dramatic context for the story of these characters to paint themselves into.

I think this movie succeeds BECAUSE of its tiny budget; given constraints, it works within and beyond them to do some great storytelling that so many big budget films don't manage to pull off these days.

I know Edwards is set to direct the next Godzilla reboot, and I have no doubt he'll do a good job, but I do hope he doesn't get pigeonholed as this SFX sci-fi director. The man can tell a good story no matter the genre.

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