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RE: Action Packed? Please. - 4/9/2011 9:48:00 PM   

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To be fair to this,i think if JJ got his hands on it,it would be unwatchable.


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- 8/6/2012 2:42:29 AM   
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Never 5 stars in a millions years but I still liked it

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Loved it - 13/7/2012 1:24:35 AM   


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I absolutely loved this movie. Thoughtful, intelligent and beautifully acted. The relationship between the two cast members is entirely natural, the photography is simply stunning - every single frame is seducing, the way Edwards offsets colour is truly artistic.

The reason people don't seem to like it is because they're too used to seeing blood, guts and vulgarity - film goers can't sit still for 5 minutes without some sort of violent cheap thrill.

This is the best alien monster movie I have seen for decades - the soundtrack is excellent too; the choice of Jon Hopkins shows this director knows exactly what he's doing.

Brilliant film. Don't expect action and limbs torn off and all the other crass, dumbed-down Hollywood tripe; less is always more and Monsters is a case in point. Anyone who calls it boring etc. is a simpleton, incapable of appreciating film.

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Monsters (2010) - 6/8/2012 11:17:28 PM   
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A real surprise. When reading the plot of this film you don't know what to expect, you'd ever love it or hate it. But, the film suddenly opens up into a classy shot science fiction film to rival the awesome story of Donnie Darko and the magnificent Blade Runner as one of the best films ever. A genius plot and premise and great acting and effects, Monsters is the best film of the year and one of the best films ever made. A classic on all counts and reasons, classic shoot, original plot, great acting, great score, great effects, and great editing, a classic simply a classic!

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Monsters - 12/8/2012 5:23:28 AM   

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I recognize that Monsters is not your average sci-fi/alien invasion/monster movie. But, I liked the fact that it is more meditative, like Empire's review says, on the psychological aspects of desolation and things of the sort. The "sex" scene is, as odd as it may sound, gorgeous. For me, personally, was a fresh take on the contemporary sci-fi genre. I really liked it.

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RE: Monsters - 23/8/2012 1:07:49 AM   

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I love how even now this movie divides audiences - I think expectations have a part to play in this - the marketing didn't help. It is less Godzilla and more Lost In Mothra. But that is what I love about it. I am a sucker for world building and much like District 9, the land of Monsters feels real - you believe that yes, giant squid monsters are roaming the land.

Not sure how I feel about a sequel which has more of a plot. The handheld random feel of the film really added something. The sequel sounds more like the movie the studio was fooling people into watching.


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Monsters - 17/12/2012 1:46:31 AM   


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Albeit more dramatized than "Monsters" suggest, this is one of the most unique science fiction and even more, one of the best love stories ever put to film. Truly stunning cinematography and vivid storytelling bring this tale of politics, fear, and hope to beautiful life.

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