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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

Writers:

Tom Green, Jay Basu
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Cast

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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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$306,004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Production ran concurrently with Godzilla (2014), the second movie directed by Gareth Edwards, the writer-director of the original Monsters (2010). See more »

Goofs

The length of time spent during one mission was "12 weeks and 10 days" as opposed to 13 weeks and 3 days. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Noah Frater: Why am i here? What am i doing here?
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Alternate Versions

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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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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The first movie had more of an original concept but I like how this film was made
21 April 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

The movie is called Monsters, but similar to the first, the monsters have so little to do with the story, even more so in the second than the first.

It's all about male bonding during military time as a platoon of boys from the same hood in Detroit go to war together in the Middle East.

The picture moves quickly, never a dull moment, very kinetic movement. Good action and lots of good war scenes.

The acting could used improvement. All the screaming and crotch grabbing did not convince me of their military standpoint.

But director Tom Green is definitely a good visual artist here. The imagery was very instance. Very good cinematography.

Visual effects were decent as well.

Total exploitation of war that ads a sci-fi fantasy elements with the monsters, used only as a backdrop no different than the dessert the movie takes place in.

Overall, I like the movie, despite how little the monsters have to do with the story at all. It seems misleading going into it, however.


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