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RE: Most surprisingly amazing film I've seen in years - 16/6/2011 6:22:29 PM   
Rgirvan44


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There is me and like one other guy.

Mind you, where I go the nation tends to follow.


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RE: Most surprisingly amazing film I've seen in years - 16/6/2011 6:28:47 PM   
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There is me and like one other guy.

Mind you, where I go the nation tends to follow.



Except if it's to old Caledonia, not even the Romans ventured that far.


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RE: Most surprisingly amazing film I've seen in years - 16/6/2011 7:33:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rgirvan44

There is me and like one other guy.

Mind you, where I go the nation tends to follow.



Except if it's to old Caledonia, not even the Romans ventured that far.



And what did they build?

Yeah, thats right!


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RE: Most surprisingly amazing film I've seen in years - 16/6/2011 7:36:23 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Emyr Thy King

quote:

ORIGINAL: Rgirvan44

There is me and like one other guy.

Mind you, where I go the nation tends to follow.



Except if it's to old Caledonia, not even the Romans ventured that far.



And what did they build?

Yeah, thats right!



An elaborate garden wall? Kind of what we need in Cardiff.


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Action Packed? Please. - 20/6/2011 10:41:59 AM   
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I really should know better. In recent times, I have been weighing up films based on User Reviews rather than Press Reviews, with successful results. In this ONE case, I decided to believe the hype. Don't. This is basically an Indie road-trip movie set against the back-drop of an infected chunk of South America that a couple of uninteresting nobodies need to pass through to get home. The story is boring, the script uninspiring and the journey relatively uneventful. The monsters of the title rarely appear and when the predictable ending turns up, you wonder what was the point and why did you bother. The only thing this has going for it is the cinematography and the music. My Father's Day Film selection totally wasted and my sci-fi hating wife simply ended up with more reasons to avoid giving my film choices a chance.

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BORING AND POINTLESS - 28/7/2011 1:06:25 PM   
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I dont care how much it cost to make this film.If the director managed to make it on a budget of 15k or $150 million makes no difference to the fact that ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING HAPPENED IN THIS FILM!

WHY did Empire give this film 5 stars! It was boring and pointless!

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Amazing. - 6/8/2011 7:14:51 AM  1 votes
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Forget the fact that it's Gareth Edwards' debut feature, forget the fact that the crew consists of around ten people, forget the fact that all the visual effects were done by one guy and his computer. Forget all that and you'll still be watching one of the best movies of the last ten years and the best giant monster movie in even longer. Transformers can go hang, this is worthy of every critical acclaim it gets and more. Thank God for originality, restraint and Gareth Edwards' cajones. Anyone who is unable to see the beauty in Edwards' camera and the nuance in Scott McNairy and Whitney Able's performances as well as the perfectly restrained pacing needs to reevaluate the way they judge movies. Simply amazing.

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Rubbish, Rubbish, Rubbish. - 17/8/2011 11:10:44 AM   
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Like other people have said this film is slow and boring, after watching this I could not believe empire would give such crap 5 stars, this film is up there with some of the other worst films ever made like Blair Witch Project, The Exorcist and A Clockwork Orange.

Stars, I have to give this 1 star just so my review can be submitted, but i could i would give it 0 stars

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Monsters - 24/8/2011 3:51:14 PM   
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An OK road movie except for everything to do with the monsters.


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RE: Monsters - 24/8/2011 5:01:55 PM   
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One of the best genre flicks I've seen in years. Truly worth seeking out.

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RE: Monsters - 24/8/2011 10:39:33 PM   
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Awful film with no monsters.Avoid.
Rent the Mist instead.
2 stars.

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RE: Monsters - 24/8/2011 10:45:00 PM   
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Such a marmite movie.

Love it - much more interesting than a movie everyone either loves or hates.


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RE: Monsters - 24/8/2011 11:27:51 PM   
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Huh?

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RE: Monsters - 24/8/2011 11:29:25 PM   
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Huh?


People either really love it,or really hate it. Much more interesting than films that are simply bland.


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RE: Monsters - 24/8/2011 11:35:32 PM   
thetruth


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Sorry,you said originally it was much better than a film everyone loved or hated.Or something,but i know what you mean.
That said,i thought it WAS bland!
And marmite isnt bland...

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RE: Monsters - 25/8/2011 10:34:25 AM   
Tech_Noir

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: thetruth

Awful film with no monsters.Avoid.
Rent the Mist instead.
2 stars.


The Mist is a far superior movie, must watch again one day.

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RE: Monsters - 25/8/2011 11:45:42 AM   
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I like both!

And Tech - while you may not like Monsters, surely its success shows that low budget sci-fi is possible from the UK? That must be an encouraging thought?


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RE: Action Packed? Please. - 25/8/2011 1:00:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hillsman

I really should know better. In recent times, I have been weighing up films based on User Reviews rather than Press Reviews, with successful results. In this ONE case, I decided to believe the hype. Don't. This is basically an Indie road-trip movie set against the back-drop of an infected chunk of South America that a couple of uninteresting nobodies need to pass through to get home. The story is boring, the script uninspiring and the journey relatively uneventful. The monsters of the title rarely appear and when the predictable ending turns up, you wonder what was the point and why did you bother. The only thing this has going for it is the cinematography and the music. My Father's Day Film selection totally wasted and my sci-fi hating wife simply ended up with more reasons to avoid giving my film choices a chance.


When an alien invasion actually happens (stick with me here), it's not going to be all flashy and cool like Independence Day or Battle LA for you and me and every other 'nobody', it's going to be more of a peripheral experience like this film illustrates. That was the appeal of Monsters for me, it actually feels more plausible and easier to relate to than the usual invasion film style. Because it's a human story, set to a backdrop/aftermath.

Like I believe I said in a previous glowing appraisal (that has somehow gone missing from this thread, mods!), the biggest flaw with Monsters was the fucking ridiculous marketing.

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RE: Monsters - 25/8/2011 1:01:43 PM   
Tech_Noir

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rgirvan44

I like both!

And Tech - while you may not like Monsters, surely its success shows that low budget sci-fi is possible from the UK? That must be an encouraging thought?



Anything is possible if people are skilled and dedicated.

In the case of Monsters, from a production point of view yes I'm thoroughly impressed, 10 out of 10. From a viewer's point of view I wasn't. I wasn't swept away by the story and didn't come away thinking I'd experienced something original. I saw The Mist months ago and still remember scenes, characters, images and that great ending. With Monsters all that comes to mind is the budget and production values.

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RE: Action Packed? Please. - 25/8/2011 1:04:16 PM   
Tech_Noir

 

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Like I believe I said in a previous glowing appraisal (that has somehow gone missing from this thread, mods!), the biggest flaw with Monsters was the fucking ridiculous marketing.


I'd agree. They should have a different title too.

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RE: Action Packed? Please. - 25/8/2011 2:22:00 PM   
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Why the hell are people comparing Monsters to The Mist? 

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RE: Action Packed? Please. - 25/8/2011 6:43:03 PM   
thetruth


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Why the hell are people comparing Monsters to The Mist? 
One claims tobe about them,but has none-the other has loads.
Seriously,are you fixated with comparison issues?Itīs very applicable here.

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RE: Monsters - 25/8/2011 6:43:52 PM   
thetruth


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I like both!

And Tech - while you may not like Monsters, surely its success shows that low budget sci-fi is possible from the UK? That must be an encouraging thought?

On that point,iīd give it credit too.

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RE: Action Packed? Please. - 26/8/2011 3:42:29 AM   
Deviation


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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation

Why the hell are people comparing Monsters to The Mist? 
One claims tobe about them,but has none-the other has loads.
Seriously,are you fixated with comparison issues?Itīs very applicable here.


The only thing similar is that they both have people in it.


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RE: Monsters - 26/8/2011 8:59:48 AM   
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Anything is possible if people are skilled and dedicated.

In the case of Monsters, from a production point of view yes I'm thoroughly impressed, 10 out of 10. From a viewer's point of view I wasn't. I wasn't swept away by the story and didn't come away thinking I'd experienced something original...With Monsters all that comes to mind is the budget and production values.


This.

Monsters felt stretched and empty. It would have made an amazing short. There really wasn't enough ideas to fill a feature running time.

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RE: Action Packed? Please. - 26/8/2011 9:43:50 PM   
thetruth


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quote:

ORIGINAL: thetruth

quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation

Why the hell are people comparing Monsters to The Mist? 
One claims tobe about them,but has none-the other has loads.
Seriously,are you fixated with comparison issues?Itīs very applicable here.


The only thing similar is that they both have people in it.

End of the world science fiction dramas with monsters in them and not comparable???
Although there are more people in Monsters than monsters.
Itīs a valid comparison.


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RE: Action Packed? Please. - 3/9/2011 3:48:33 PM   
Hillsman

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Vitamin F
When an alien invasion actually happens (stick with me here), it's not going to be all flashy and cool like Independence Day or Battle LA for you and me and every other 'nobody', it's going to be more of a peripheral experience like this film illustrates. That was the appeal of Monsters for me, it actually feels more plausible and easier to relate to than the usual invasion film style. Because it's a human story, set to a backdrop/aftermath.

Like I believe I said in a previous glowing appraisal (that has somehow gone missing from this thread, mods!), the biggest flaw with Monsters was the fucking ridiculous marketing.


It certainly was realistic mate. But that didn't make it interesting or entertaining. I am as happy watching Unforgiven and American Beauty as I am watching Batman Begins, The Matrix or even Transformers. The bottom line is, I want to be entertained and this ridiculously over-rated, mis-marketed snooze-fest failed utterly.

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RE: Action Packed? Please. - 3/9/2011 8:56:56 PM   
thetruth


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ORIGINAL: Hillsman

quote:

ORIGINAL: Vitamin F
When an alien invasion actually happens (stick with me here), it's not going to be all flashy and cool like Independence Day or Battle LA for you and me and every other 'nobody', it's going to be more of a peripheral experience like this film illustrates. That was the appeal of Monsters for me, it actually feels more plausible and easier to relate to than the usual invasion film style. Because it's a human story, set to a backdrop/aftermath.

Like I believe I said in a previous glowing appraisal (that has somehow gone missing from this thread, mods!), the biggest flaw with Monsters was the fucking ridiculous marketing.


It certainly was realistic mate. But that didn't make it interesting or entertaining. I am as happy watching Unforgiven and American Beauty as I am watching Batman Begins, The Matrix or even Transformers. The bottom line is, I want to be entertained and this ridiculously over-rated, mis-marketed snooze-fest failed utterly.


Yeah,i agree with the point about entertainment,but i don't need a flashy War of the Worlds invasion either.
The Road is an end of the world film that doesnt have big battle scenes or flashy effects,but it is gripping from start to end.That beyond the effects quality is missing here.

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RE: Action Packed? Please. - 3/9/2011 9:24:15 PM   
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The Road is an end of the world film that doesnt have big battle scenes or flashy effects,but it is gripping from start to end.That beyond the effects quality is missing here.


I found Book Of Eli more gripping than the disappointment that was The Road.

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RE: Action Packed? Please. - 3/9/2011 10:57:01 PM   
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quote:

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The Road is an end of the world film that doesnt have big battle scenes or flashy effects,but it is gripping from start to end.That beyond the effects quality is missing here.


I found Book Of Eli more gripping than the disappointment that was The Road.


Really???l
And the Road a disappointment??

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