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Monsters 2 moving forward with higher budget but a new director

05.17.2011

As much as I wish all low budget sci-fi movies could turn out to be awesome, I wasn't too terribly impressed with MONSTERS. It was fine, but forgettable, and I certainly never expected it would spawn a sequel.

But that's just what's happened as the film is going forward, although without director Gareth Edwards. Rather he's being replaced by the duo of Brent Bonacorso and Jesse Atlas.

No word on if any of the small cast is returning for the sequel, but it will take place inside the infected zone where presumably we'll get to meet more monsters.

The good news is that the production budget of the film has been increased from $1M to $5M which is kind of important when relying on CGI for creature effects.

Any interest in this?

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Extra Tidbit: I'm still not quite certain about what happened at the end of the first film.
Source: Screen Daily

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2:00AM on 05/18/2011

Oh...

So...we're not talking about Monsters Inc?
So...we're not talking about Monsters Inc?
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6:07PM on 05/17/2011

Monsters was decent

The original was a good film however it was wrongly marketed as an action flick. Its actually a love story that happens to be set in an unusual setting. The premise appealed to a certain type of audience however the story line wasnt geared to that audience.
The original was a good film however it was wrongly marketed as an action flick. Its actually a love story that happens to be set in an unusual setting. The premise appealed to a certain type of audience however the story line wasnt geared to that audience.
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5:15PM on 05/17/2011
Meh. The first one had an interesting set-up, so if they use some of the ideas and go in a different direction it could have potential. Or it could suck.
Meh. The first one had an interesting set-up, so if they use some of the ideas and go in a different direction it could have potential. Or it could suck.
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5:03PM on 05/17/2011
I wasn't that impressed with Monsters either but, who knows, this could actually turn out to be a fun monster flick if it's done more like a straight forward action thriller. Like the original, I'll rent it from Netflix.
I wasn't that impressed with Monsters either but, who knows, this could actually turn out to be a fun monster flick if it's done more like a straight forward action thriller. Like the original, I'll rent it from Netflix.
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4:54PM on 05/17/2011
The first one was atrocious and terrible. I will not be wasting my time on some lame sequel.
The first one was atrocious and terrible. I will not be wasting my time on some lame sequel.
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4:32PM on 05/17/2011

Dissapointing

Monsters was the very opposite of the tags accross the cover of the movie, "Action Packed" "Trilling" and 5 star ratings from various media sources.

Was bored all the way thorugh.
Monsters was the very opposite of the tags accross the cover of the movie, "Action Packed" "Trilling" and 5 star ratings from various media sources.

Was bored all the way thorugh.
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4:28PM on 05/17/2011
I'm very in the middle on this flick. It is great to see a movie with great effects that didnt cost 100M to make, but I didn't really feel the danger of the monsters until the end
I'm very in the middle on this flick. It is great to see a movie with great effects that didnt cost 100M to make, but I didn't really feel the danger of the monsters until the end
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4:27PM on 05/17/2011

Good director not a great movie

I would like to see the director of Monsters reboot Resident Evil. He has a great talent for subtle CGI. Imagine what he could do with a 20 million dollar budget. The sequel to Monsters is a bad idea because giant squid are just not interesting.
I would like to see the director of Monsters reboot Resident Evil. He has a great talent for subtle CGI. Imagine what he could do with a 20 million dollar budget. The sequel to Monsters is a bad idea because giant squid are just not interesting.
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4:18PM on 05/17/2011
while I am probably in the minority here, I actually liked the first one. For what the movie cost to make, I thought it was quite good. Maybe all the dislike is because people thought it was an action film going in? I don't know. I am hip to a sequel.
while I am probably in the minority here, I actually liked the first one. For what the movie cost to make, I thought it was quite good. Maybe all the dislike is because people thought it was an action film going in? I don't know. I am hip to a sequel.
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3:57PM on 05/17/2011
I really didnt pick up on the ending/beginning thing because I was way to bored. My interest disappeared quite early in the film because it was too slow and stupid. I was very disappointed. The effects were bad, the story was lame and all in all it just sucked. Definitely will not watch the sequel.
I really didnt pick up on the ending/beginning thing because I was way to bored. My interest disappeared quite early in the film because it was too slow and stupid. I was very disappointed. The effects were bad, the story was lame and all in all it just sucked. Definitely will not watch the sequel.
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3:23PM on 05/17/2011

Commander 7 is correct

Yep, that was the ending/beginning.

I actually loved the film. Thought the slow pacing was perfect and the characters developed at a reasonable and believable pace.
Yep, that was the ending/beginning.

I actually loved the film. Thought the slow pacing was perfect and the characters developed at a reasonable and believable pace.
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3:20PM on 05/17/2011
Monsters was a neat idea with great special effects, considering the budget, but it was not a very good movie. Its pacing was far too slow (not brooding, scary slow...boring slow), and the leads were emotionless, unsympathetic scenester drones.

I'm hip to a sequel, providing it is not centered around two annoying rich kids hiking through Mexico, and more about the aliens and how society responds to their presence.
Monsters was a neat idea with great special effects, considering the budget, but it was not a very good movie. Its pacing was far too slow (not brooding, scary slow...boring slow), and the leads were emotionless, unsympathetic scenester drones.

I'm hip to a sequel, providing it is not centered around two annoying rich kids hiking through Mexico, and more about the aliens and how society responds to their presence.
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4:53PM on 05/17/2011
4:54PM on 05/17/2011
Sorry, computer went crazy. Original reply was:
I entirely agree. The actors had no chemistry and were awful character, that were unbelievable stupid.
Sorry, computer went crazy. Original reply was:
I entirely agree. The actors had no chemistry and were awful character, that were unbelievable stupid.
3:08PM on 05/17/2011

The end

POTENTIAL SPOILER -

I could be wrong, but I believe the beginning of the film is really the end of the film when the soldiers are driving along merrily and then all hell breaks loose. There appears to be two people that look like the young lovers who pop out and are sitting by the tank, when everything crashes around and it goes to black and we "start" the movie.

At the end, the couple are rescued or what have you by the soldiers. But they made a point to have the soldier whistling the
POTENTIAL SPOILER -

I could be wrong, but I believe the beginning of the film is really the end of the film when the soldiers are driving along merrily and then all hell breaks loose. There appears to be two people that look like the young lovers who pop out and are sitting by the tank, when everything crashes around and it goes to black and we "start" the movie.

At the end, the couple are rescued or what have you by the soldiers. But they made a point to have the soldier whistling the same song as the beginning of the film. So, I think the events are meant to be connected.

I concur though, and say that the ending is unclear for me as well. But that's what I think was meant to be the story, but I could be wrong.
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8:43PM on 05/17/2011
Im pretty sure that the woman is dead. From the hand held cam action you can see the guy freaking out with the woman stretched out on the ground. Im pretty positive she died when the military attacked.
Im pretty sure that the woman is dead. From the hand held cam action you can see the guy freaking out with the woman stretched out on the ground. Im pretty positive she died when the military attacked.
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