I’m a little nervous about overhyping Monsters, the tiny-budget flick from writer/director Gareth Edwards. It looks great, it’s been getting excellent reviews on the film festival circuit, and it’s apparently in the vein of District 9 — that is to say, a low-budget foreign flick about aliens, but that also serves as an allegorical tale for deeper social issues. But the trailers have been playing up, well, the monster aspect of it quite a bit, and from what I understand, there ain’t all that much monsterin’. Instead, much of it is implied, with only a few money shots of the monsters themselves.
Regardless, it looks like an interesting project.
The newest teaser trailer is on Apple and isn’t embeddable yet (stupid Apple! Be less restrictive!). It’s a combination of some parts of the earlier trailer, as well as some of the footage that was shown in an earlier clip. There isn’t a ton of new stuff to see, but what I like about the project is the emphasis on how the country is affected by the arrival of the creatures — not so much the creatures themselves, but the actual human impact. That’s a refreshing dose of actual drama, showing how humanity deals with… and lives with the crisis.
So click the link and watch it, you bums.
Then kneel before your new tentacled masters.