Watch This: Second Full Trailer for Gareth Edwards' Monsters
by Alex Billington
August 16, 2010
This is not like District 9. It has no similarities to District 9 at all. But it's as good as District 9. Just wanted to get that out of the way. Magnet has debuted the second trailer for Gareth Edwards' incredible low-budget alien sci-fi film Monsters on Apple. It's a tough movie to sell, and they're really overhyping the action, but it's not actually an action flick. The story is actually about these two people, the characters and what they go through, not the action and aliens killing people and so on. That said, it's a brilliant film and still one of my top suggestions to see. Just make sure you don't go in expecting something like D9. Check out the trailer!
Watch the official new trailer for Gareth Edwards' Monsters:
You can also watch the Monsters official trailer in High Definition on Apple
Monsters is written, produced and directed by Gareth Edwards, a big up-and-coming filmmaker who shot this on a shoestring budget in Mexico and did all of the visual effects on his own computer. The movie stars Scoot McNairy, who I've actually seen in commercials recently, and Whitney Able. Here's the basic concept: "Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border." It's a totally amazing film that I loved and will be pushing as much as I can through October. Visit the official website: monstersfilm.com.
Reader Feedback - 30 Comments
Mike McRorey on Aug 16, 2010
...fail trailer but I have some hope in this film, be waiting for the next...
ojo on Aug 16, 2010
Looks like a fun one... I won't be waiting on Netflix for this.
dRailer on Aug 16, 2010
sold. keep the monster shrouded in mystery, I perfer it that way.
Xerxex on Aug 16, 2010
I'm sold! the unknown massive monster kinda reminds me of Cloverfield, and I loved that movie.
Left hook and he's down! on Aug 16, 2010
Yep, I'll be there. Kinda thinkin I won't watch anymore trailers, to keep the mystery aspect alive. Has a uniqueness like clover and district nine, and of course the sci-fi, action, & mystery that most peoples inner childhood urn for.
McWilly on Aug 16, 2010
The acting seemed to be pretty good. Really intense trailer and yes, it did remind me of cloverfield. I...I did like cloverfield.
Eli on Aug 16, 2010
doesn't remind me of cloverfield - which is good because that movie was a disappointment for me. (too much hype, not enough substance) as i said about the previous trailer - i LOVE the blasted landscapes. for a limited budget they seem to be capturing a very tense atmosphere.........can't wait to see it.
beavis on Aug 16, 2010
has traces of District 9. But I'm still hopeful. I loved District and would gladly watch another movie like it.
michaelscottmurphy on Aug 16, 2010
This is pretty awesome looking, I love the look of the jungle scenes
Duck on Aug 16, 2010
Lovin the mystery element of the trailer. I'm intrigued enough to be there.
Black Dynamite on Aug 16, 2010
agreed on the mystery element #11.
beavis on Aug 16, 2010
This looks frickin brilliant. An intellectual, character driven sci fi movie. Cant wait to see it.
JimD on Aug 16, 2010
i want to like this movie but it looks like D9 and war of the words soo lets see how it does
pulp fiction212 on Aug 16, 2010
I cant believe everyone keep saying it reminds them of Cloverfield, though I do see the resemblance. However I think it reminds more of The Mist. With that said, I loved both and will probably love this aswell 🙂
Pistolpete on Aug 17, 2010
Im not sold cause it looks like anything, Im sold cause it looks friggin sweet.
Cody w on Aug 17, 2010
District 9 + Cloverfield + The Mist = I'm up for that!
FiendishMonkey on Aug 17, 2010
Cloverfield all over again.
Cineprog on Aug 17, 2010
I'm with #17!
Robbie on Aug 17, 2010
I've always liked monster movies since I was a kid and watched them on the weekend on Creature Feature. That's one of the things I miss now even though there's cable with a billion channels. It's just not same ya know? I love stuff like this so i'll see it.
arjones on Aug 17, 2010
looks promising...cant wait
trey m on Aug 17, 2010
in!! i'm effin in!! "that's what HE said..."
chilin on Aug 17, 2010
+1 on Mr # 17
Tester on Aug 17, 2010
Unique? If I figured it out correctly...The story is SIMILAR to the movie "Evolution" from 2001. with David Duchovny, not exactly the same and not a comedy, but similar... But a huge LIKE anyway, I'm so totally in 🙂
jaxxx on Aug 17, 2010
sushi monsters yum :P, looks good ill watch it 😀
DaftPUNKFAN on Aug 17, 2010
If those are the only two shots of the aliens (tentacles grabbing the fighter jet, alien grabbing the truck) then me = a disappoint. I hope they're saving the best for the movie.
Monster Mash on Aug 17, 2010
It looks awesome. But I can't help but notice the similarities between D9 and Cloverfield in the trailer...
Sean on Aug 17, 2010
#26, i don't think this movie is about showing a lot of monsters.........it's more about the two lead characters and their journey/experiences through the infected zone.
beavis on Aug 17, 2010
The most impressive thing about this is what amazing quality shots he got from one camera setup and natural light! Phenomenal! You can see where the budget is lower though - that air plane engine looks a bit ropey with a flat texture substituting actual modelled detail - but it still flies cos the average film goer won't notice these things!
dom on Aug 18, 2010
Good work Dom! Agree 100%!!!!
Clover on Aug 18, 2010
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