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Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)

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Monsters' reign continues to spread throughout the Earth.

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Tom Green

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Tom Green, Jay Basu
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A TV series based on the film 'Monsters' by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Rogue One).

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Harris ... Noah Frater
Sam Keeley ... Michael Parkes
Joe Dempsie ... Frankie Maguire
Kyle Soller ... Karl Inkelaar
Nicholas Pinnock ... Sergeant Forrest
Parker Sawyers ... Shaun Williams
Philip Arditti ... Khalil
Sofia Boutella ... Ara
Michaela Coel ... Kelly
Hassan Sha'er Hassan Sha'er ... Civilian Man
Uriel Emil ... Militant Leader (as Uriel Emill Pollack)
Jesse Nagy Jesse Nagy ... Ryan Conway
Wael Baghdadi Wael Baghdadi ... Militant 1
Jacqueline Hicks Jacqueline Hicks ... Stripper 1
Amanda Kaspar Amanda Kaspar ... Stripper 2
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Ten years on from the events of "Monsters", and the 'Infected Zones' have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. Written by Vertigo Films

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Fear has evolved


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Rated R for graphic war violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsters 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$306,004
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2.35 : 1
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The first print submitted to the BBFC in the UK was granted a '15' certificate on 14 August 2014 uncut with a theatrical running time of 122 minutes and 55 seconds but later cited with remarks stating "Following a request from the distributor, this determination is currently under reconsideration." On 22 January 2015 the film was again granted a '15' certificate from the same distributor, Hammingden Pictures Ltd, with a reduced theatrical running time of 118 minutes and 47 seconds. This work is stated as 'uncut' however, some 4 minutes have been removed from the original print submitted which is also verified by the reduced film length. All details are on the UK BBFC website. See more »

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Disappointing!
14 October 2014 | by LiadtellaSee all my reviews

Just saw the Empire Magazine Premiere of this film at the aptly named Empire Leicester Square. As with a with other London Film Festival offerings a brief introduction normally with a few words from the director, and the odd actor or screenwriter was done. The introduction was kicked off by scruffiest person I have seen all year from Empire Magazine (to be fair to him he did admit as much) Then there was a vote of thanks by the director Tom Green who then proceeded to, I exaggerate not, thank EVERY person involved in the movie (I wondered what the end credits were for) this went on forever it seemed. All the films stars were paraded on the stage all suited and booted and all MALE. That aside I settled down to watch the film. First let's go back to the Empire Magazine guy who "warns" that this film was a war move. Back to the film It starts off with our "heroes" involved in a conflict with insurgents in the Middle East and spends the ENTIRE film as a war movie with the Monsters in the background. We were warned remember? Now I thought war movie in the context of he title Monsters… meant Alien vs. Humans not war movie as in Hurt Locker. So you can gather by now that I did not like the movie, the acting was so clichéd it hurt, the script and dialogue was all over the place and it tried to be too many things at the same: War movie, Sci-Fi, War Movie, Drama, War Movie, Action, War Movie, Road Movie, War Movie (did I say war movie?). I do not go into this film expecting to watch, wait for it a WAR MOVIE. I have seen else where on this site that this film is better than the first one. IT IS NOT, the original was not exactly a flawless piece or work, but its main appeal was that it was made on a shoestring budget with a director's vision, wit and a wing and a prayer. This film was empty and for all the bullets flying around was frankly quite boring. It only lit up when the Monsters of the title Remember? Appeared. To be brutality honest THE MONSTERS were this film's BEST ACTORS. To be fair to this film, and I'm really trying to be, the monster effects were excellent. But the monsters had very little airtime, it looked like the creatures had other engagements and had no time to remains in this particular movie!


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