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Monsters: Dark Continent

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2014
  • Tom Green (2)
  • 114 mins
  • 15

Summary

Sequel to 2010 sci-fi action thriller Monsters, starring Johnny Harris. Ten years on from the arrival of the alien invaders and the infected areas have spread across the Earth. A unit of raw army recruits is sent on a rescue mission through the heart of monster territory in the Middle East.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Ten years after the events depicted in Monsters (2010), the Infected Zones have spread worldwide, further undermining hopes for peace in the Middle East. A unit of naive army recruits, led by veteran Johnny Harris (in superb grizzled mode), are sent into the danger zone, only for them to realise that the giant squid-like extraterrestrials might not be their deadliest threat after all. On a par with the affecting original film, debut director Tom Green crafts his own inspirational vision using the template created by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), while expanding the sci-fi myth in extraordinarily thrilling and thought-provoking ways. Green refuses to shy away from the horrors of combat (including the threat of sudden death from sniper fire), while the evocative newsreel-style grittiness makes the spectacular creature scenes shine all the brighter. It all makes for a powerful metaphor for the human condition during wartime, executed with remarkable skill, confidence and an astute fantasy feel.

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Credits

Cast

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Noah FraterJohnny Harris
Michael ParkesSam Keeley
Frankie MaguireJoe Dempsie
Karl InkelaarKyle Soller
Sergeant ForrestNicholas Pinnock
Shaun WilliamsParker Sawyers
AraSofia Boutella
Ryan ConwayJesse Nagy
KellyMichaela Coel

Crew

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DirectorTom Green (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Vertigo Films / Hammingden Pictures Ltd
Released on
2015-05-01
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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