Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
What a pleasant surprise. After what was at best a lukewarm trailer Monsters: Dark Continent, the loose sequel to Gareth Edward’s indie hit Monsters, actually delivers a mostly impressive low-budget adrenaline filled war film that thrills, shocks and surprises in equal measure. Much like Edward’s original though be warned: those expecting Godzilla style monster on monster (or human on monster) clashes will be sorely disappointed. The monsters once again are very much background, with the war and human element pushed to the front. What’s left is a little over long, a little unfocused but brutally raw and effective. Not perfect then, but much better than I expected.
Best Bit: War is hell, son.
Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent
If You Liked this Try: Monsters, Black Hawk Down, Godzilla
Author: Phil Hobden