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Monster (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Thriller | Video 18 January 2008
Two sisters travelling to Japan to do interviews about global warming are caught in the midst of a horrendous earthquake, until they discover that it's something quite different.

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Justin L. Jones ...
Justin
Kazuyuki Okada ...
Mizuchi
Yoshi Ando ...
Hiro
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Aiko
Hiroshi Ueha ...
Japanese Grandfather
Akira Sato ...
Isao
Kosei Seki ...
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Soldier #1
Robert Chu ...
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Japanese Reporter (as Shinichiro Shimizu)
Chad Nell ...
American Reporter
Yosuke Hosoi ...
Cameraman
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Two sisters travelling to Japan to do interviews about global warming are caught in the midst of a horrendous earthquake, until they discover that it's something quite different. Written by Audio Asylum

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japan | monster | cgi | block blunder | See All (4) »

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The Truth Will Finally Be Told.


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18 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Iszonyat  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Mockbuster of Cloverfield (2008). See more »

Goofs

There are scenes at the start of the film which are obviously filmed in Tokyo (in Shinjuku) but the caption giving the location is clearly not Shinjuku Gyoen as there is no giant wooden torii gate there. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Lynch: So were down-town Tokyo, we just went through an earthquake magnitude 7.8. The earthquake happened a little north of the city. I don't know, we're just running.
Erin Lynch: Sarah, what are you doing, we have to get out of here.
Sarah Lynch: We're doing the story.
Erin Lynch: The story. Sarah I'm sorry, the story is over.
Sarah Lynch: The earthquake is the story, we have to document this.
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The Global Asylum Inc. is the author and mother of this motion picture for the purposes of copyright and other law. See more »

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References Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (2006) See more »

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Film Making's Nadir
24 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Giving "Monster" a one star "awful" rating is wayyyyy too high. Without question this is the worst film I have ever seen. The tone was set with the first 5 minutes when the office of the Japanese Minister was smaller than my closet and the exact same sound effect was used 4 times outside the Ministry of the Interior Building.

The camera work was MUCH worse than Cloverfield and Blair Witch, mostly because even when stationery the objects on the screen were a conglomeration of the floor, the speakers legs, her breasts and mindless panning of the walls.

The plot was utter aimless with dialog to match - the inane banter was devoid of emotion and at the "scariest" moments the two wooden actresses sounded like Ben Stein lecturing on the economy! There wandering around the destroyed city was pointless to the story and lines like "it looks like it's going to be a beautiful morning" while overlooking the fake destruction made one want to throw a shoe at the TV screen.

The best way to describe this "movie" is Pointless waste of film! Another "Cloverfield" did not need to be made and this was a poor attempt at it anyway!

SOMEONE PLEASE!!!! TAKE THEIR CAMERA AWAY!


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