The tone of the thing may oversell the giant monster movie aspect of what is essentially an unscripted drama taking place in the stomping grounds of the extra-terrestrials who have now taken up residence in Northern Mexico, but I realize as I write that sentence that it stills seems incredibly cool.

The FSR team got to see Gareth Edwards’s Monsters when it hit Austin for SXSW. The reactions were mixed, but I honestly loved the film. It’s got a creativity and low-budget bargaining that makes it look like a million bucks (for much less than a million bucks). Plus, the lead actors (Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able) have the burden of carrying the entire film.

Fortunately, they’re charismatic enough to do it.

This first trailer doesn’t give much of an eye into that world, but it should do a bit to tease you with the things that go boom in the night.

For more perspective on the film itself, check out Neil’s review from SXSW.

I’ve done enough praising of the movie, so suffice it to say that Monsters will be out in theaters in October.

Source: Apple Trailers


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