Ten years on from the events of Monsters, the 'Infected Zones' have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East the army has just sent over more numbers to deal with a local uprising, but at the same time there has been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. Four fresh new recruits are given a special mission: to rescue five soldiers who have been lost deep in the Infected Zone. The main focus of their mission is 'human' but they are instructed to take down any creatures that get in the way along the route. Venturing deep into the IZ; the young troops embark on a life-altering mission through the heart of monster territory. By the time they reach their goal, they are forced to confront the true horrors of war and its fall out...
Clichéd and depressing war film
- Monsters: Dark Continent review by Alphaville
An awful film about clichéd gung-ho GIs in the Middle East. You know the sort. They party with hookers, pour beer over their heads and shout Whoo Whoo when they kill someone. And these are our heroes we're supposed to care about? You'll soon be on fast forward. The whole film leaves a sour taste in the mouth. One star for an occasional passing CGI monster, but the only real monsters here are the protagonists.
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Monster v. Monster
- Monsters: Dark Continent review by JH
Who are the monsters? The aliens or the humans? The Americans or the Arabs? This is a film about a lot of the scary things that are going on in our world today, all wrapped up in an allegorical tale set in a world very like our own but where the Martians are winning. Valour is amoral, heroes are villains and children are both killed and do the killing. Meaning is fabricated because, ultimately, all is pointless.