Originally Posted by Brian Conrad
I watched "Monsters: Dark Continent" last night on NF. It's more about war in the Middle East than the monsters so I can understand why some folks were disappointed. But there is a parallel between the war on the monsters and the one in the Middle East.
As it just so happens, I found it tonite on NF streaming.
What an interesting movie this is!
It starts out so hackneyed, with the normal tropes typical of a cheap sci-fi.
During the first 45 minutes I FFed thru the obligatory soap (something I rarely do).
Having seen the trailers, I wanted to see some of the critters before oinking.
As it turned out, it actually starting to become interesting....
Although it is part The Deer Hunter, part Black Hawk Down, part Platoon, part a Twilight Zone lost episode...don't let that put you off.
I really admire the fact this movie isn't anything like the first (a compliment).
Excellent cinematography really adds a lot too.
Very interesting and imaginative visuals....lots of style everywhere.
Very underrated movie IMO.
If anyone is looking for something different and memorable, this film fits the bill.
The key is to make it thru the first 3/4 of an hour...
When the "horses" show up, the real movie begins.
AV is 1st class.