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Monster (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Horror | Video 18 January 2008
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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.

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Eric Forsberg

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Eric Forsberg (story), David Michael Latt (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erin Evans ... Erin Lynch
Sarah Lieving ... Sarah Lynch
Justin L. Jones Justin L. Jones ... Justin
Kazuyuki Okada Kazuyuki Okada ... Mizuchi
Yoshi Ando Yoshi Ando ... Hiro
Jennifer Kim ... Aiko
Hiroshi Ueha Hiroshi Ueha ... Japanese Grandfather
Akira Sato Akira Sato ... Isao
Kosei Seki Kosei Seki ... News Crew
Jason Williams ... Soldier #1
Robert Chu Robert Chu ... Soldier #2
Shin Shimizu ... Japanese Reporter (as Shinichiro Shimizu)
Chad Nell Chad Nell ... American Reporter
Yosuke Hosoi Yosuke Hosoi ... Cameraman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Takahashi ... Doctor
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Truth Will Finally Be Told.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iszonyat See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mockbuster of Cloverfield (2008). See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in the month of January. Within the movie, they walk around as though it is hot outside. This would not be the case as the average January temperature in Tokyo is approximately 43 degrees Fahrenheit (6 degrees Celsius). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sarah Lynch: Erin. Erin. Erin. Erin. Have you seen my sister! Have you seen my sister!
[Sarah sees Erin sitting against a wall wounded]
Sarah Lynch: Oh, Erin!
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Crazy Credits

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 Apocalypto (2006) See more »

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Absolute Garbage
28 January 2011 | by otaking241See all my reviews

There are two big surprises that came at the end of this movie: 1) realizing that they managed to stretch it to almost 90min and 2) this thing had a half-million dollar budget?! Here's how Monster got made: 2 girls with no acting chops and rudimentary filmmaking skills saw Cloverfield and thought, 'Hey, we can do that!' At least they managed to swindle a trip to Japan out of whoever provided the funding for this thing, though you'd barely know it. Over half the outdoors, identifiable scenes were filmed in LA's Little Tokyo, complete with LA skyline in the background! Gawd. Add to this the gobbledy-guk the one girl tries to pass off as Japanese, the non-Japanese actors passed off as Japanese, generally awful acting and persistent 'film damage' issues and you're left with an unwatchable mess. The 'creature' is non-existent, the special effects are generally poor, and there's no drama of any kind.

Nitpicky issues notwithstanding, the film could be good if it had had some decent acting, a single interesting character or any semblance of a plot. Instead, we're left with two plain-looking, flat-affect, uninteresting girls stumbling their way through ninety-minutes of dull meandering through poorly set up scenes. Please give me the last hour and a half of my life back.


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