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No. No, No. Why Is This? 'Monsters: Dark Continent' Trailer

By Emily Cutler | Videos | March 30, 2015 |

By Emily Cutler | Videos | March 30, 2015 |

I know that there are significantly bigger problems in the world, and that getting upset about a bad sequel of a great movie is irrational. But serious, what the fuck, guys? Why it this a thing that needed to happen?

Did you see 2010’s Monsters? Because it’s amazing. A quiet little film about the quarantine zone in Mexico six years after a NASA probe crashed there unwittingly releasing a strain of huge squid monsters. It worked as a really successful metaphor for xenophobia, immigration law, and the overreaction of a military response. Seriously, it’s great.

So why not take that idea, replace the writer/director, and add a lot of heavy handed symbolism through a war setting?

I really hope this bombs. Partly because it seems like a really terrible movie, and terrible movies shouldn’t be rewarded. But also because if it does do well I’m going to have to turn into that pretentious asshole who always tells people, “You haven’t seen the original? Oh, man, you’ve got to see the original. It’s so much better.” Don’t turn me into that person, guys.