Monsters (2010 franchise)

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Monsters (2010 franchise)...
  • Monsters (2010)
  • Monsters 2 (2014), AKA Monsters II, Monsters: Dark Continent

Summary

"After six years, they're no longer aliens. They're residents. Now, it's our turn to adapt." "Fear has evolved." Years after the crash of a NASA space probe, the U.S. walls off entire continents to protect itself from monstrous illegal aliens and insurgents.

Details

  • Release Date: 2010-present
  • Country/Language: UK, English (and Spanish and Arabic)
  • Genres/Technical: Science Fiction, Horror, War, Thriller, Drama, Action, Adventure
  • Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides; Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie
  • Director: Gareth Edwards; Tom Green
  • Writer: Gareth Edwards; Tom Green, Jay Basu
  • Producer/Production Co: Vertigo Films, Between The Eyes, International Traders
  • View Trailer: (link), (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Violence, Profanity, Adult Content, Nudity, Sexual Situations)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

The "Lovecraftian" elements of this film seem to be limited to the presence of Tentacle Monsters.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

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Synopsis

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  • MONSTERS (2010) - Six years after the crash of a NASA space probe, a large area between Mexico and the U.S. is under quarantine while Mexican and American military forces fight a losing battle with the giant creatures who now live there. While covering the conflict, a photojournalist gets uncomfortably close to the action when he escorts his boss's daughter through the zone to the U.S. border...
  • MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT (2014) - Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the 'Infected Zones' have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. The Army decide to draft in more numbers to help deal with this insurgency.


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