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Monsters (2010)

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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 U.S. border.

Director:

Gareth Edwards

Writer:

Gareth Edwards
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scoot McNairy ... Andrew Kaulder
Whitney Able ... Sam Wynden
Mario Zuniga Benavides Mario Zuniga Benavides ... Ticket Seller
Annalee Jefferies ... Homeless Woman
Justin Hall ... Marine
Ricky Catter ... Marine
Paul Archer ... Marine
Kerry Valderrama ... Marine (as Kerry Valderrema)
Jonathan Winnford Jonathan Winnford ... Marine
Stan Wong ... Marine
Anthony Cristo Anthony Cristo ... Marine
Mario Richardson Mario Richardson ... Marine
Jorge Quirs ... Marine
Erick Arce Erick Arce ... Marine
Emigo Munkel Emigo Munkel ... Marine
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Storyline

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over North America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain "the creatures"...... Our story begins when a US journalist agrees to escort a shaken tourist through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. Written by Annon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

After Six Years, They're No Longer Aliens. They're Residents. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The film was shot using prosumer level recording equipment, with an on set crew of only seven people: director and camera operator Gareth Edwards, sound operator Ian Maclagan, line producer Jim Spencer, production manager Verity Oswin, a driver, and the two stars (dating each other at the time, now a real-life married couple) Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able. Because they were such a small crew using so simple equipment, the entire production team could fit into one van. See more »

Goofs

The Pre-Columbian pyramid the two protagonists climb is located in a jungle setting. From the top of this pyramid they are able to view the border between Texas and Mexico, which is nowhere near any jungle. See more »

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[first lines]
Title Card: Six years ago... NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A space probe was launched to collect samples but broke up during re-entry over Mexico. Soon after new life forms began to appear and half of the was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today... The Mexican & US military still struggle to contain 'the creatures'...
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Connections

Followed by Monsters: Dark Continent (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

El Cascabel
Written by Lorenzo Barcelata
Performed by Conjuntos Tlalixcoyan Y Medellin
Published by Peer International Corp. USA
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Limited
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Beautiful movie. A true science fiction adventure at it's best.
11 June 2011 | by wurmikSee all my reviews

Not exactly what I expected, but a movie well worth watching nonetheless. It's a story about a journey through zone infected by alien organisms. Where it lacks action, it makes up by amazing scenery. As you follow the two main characters, you see the fight between humans and the aliens from their point of view – on the TV, in the radio, in the scenery all around them. Most of the destruction happened before the main protagonist get on the scene, which really draws you in and it gives you this eerie feeling it just might be real. While you don't see much of the monsters, you can always feel their presence. At the end you can only feel awe, respect and humility towards the huge octopus-like aliens.

The actors are good and you can relate to them. Whitney Able is stunning girl in a very natural way and she deserves to be cast in lead roles more often.

For such a low-budget movie it's amazing how well it came out. I give it solid 8/10 and hope we will see more movies like this.


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Details

Country:

UK | Mexico | Guatemala

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsters See more »

Filming Locations:

Yaxha, Maya ruins, Guatemala See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,508, 31 October 2010

Gross USA:

$237,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,060,438
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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