“Monsters” is a science fiction horror film that was released in 2010. The movie is written and directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able.
The plot of the movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where Earth has been invaded by alien creatures that were brought to the planet by a NASA probe. The story follows a photojournalist named Andrew Kaulder, played by Scoot McNairy, who is tasked with escorting his boss’s daughter, Samantha Wynden, played by Whitney Able, back to the United States from Mexico.
As the pair travel through Mexico, they encounter a variety of dangers, including the alien creatures that now inhabit much of the country. The movie explores themes of isolation, survival, and the human condition in the face of overwhelming adversity.
“Monsters” is a visually striking film that showcases the impressive talents of writer/director Gareth Edwards, who would go on to direct blockbuster films such as “Godzilla” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The performances of the two lead actors are also strong, with Scoot McNairy delivering a nuanced portrayal of a man struggling to cope with a world that has been forever changed.
Overall, “Monsters” was well-received by critics and audiences, who praised the movie’s impressive special effects and the emotional depth of its story. The movie was a commercial success, grossing over $4 million worldwide on a budget of just $500,000.
Duration: 94 min.