New Atmospheric Trailer for ‘Monsters’

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Monsters poster image New Atmospheric Trailer for Monsters

2011 will see a handful of alien invasion movies, but one of the most anticipated of its kind releases this October. Gareth Edwards’ microbudget Monsters is picking up buzz every chance it gets. The latest trailer should add to the excitement.

The beautiful cinematography is put on display in the trailer and you may have to freeze frame it a few times to truly witness the gorgeous footage Edwards and crew ended up with. Definitely check out the 1:10 mark, which shows one of the most awesome displays of natural beauty in recent memory.

More impressive even is that it was all done on an alleged budget of only $15,000. Needless to say, it shouldn’t have any trouble making that back. The R-rating is still a mystery as the trailers have shown no signs of anything beyond what would earn it a PG-13 rating. The plot summary itself is as intriguing as the footage, tiptoeing around what might unfold on screen.

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 US border.

While the previous trailers gave a more action-oriented feel, this footage promotes the journey of the film’s main characters. While some critic quotes in the trailer pull you in the direction of hardcore monster movie, others present a more atmospheric experience.

Overall, the trailer is a perfect blend of visuals and sound that add to the suspense and feel of Monsters. Enjoy the trailer below.

I was fortunate enough to see an early screening of the film recently, so check back for details in our review with the theatrical release. I can tell you though, that this trailer is most accurate depiction of Monsters. The first one promoted a full-throttle action film, and while it has plenty of those moments, it is more about the two characters’ journey.

What do you think of the trailer? Is this a movie you are excited to see?

Monsters hits On Demand, XBox Live, PlayStation Marketplace, Amazon and Vudu on September 24th. It unleashes on theaters October 29th, 2010.

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  1. Honestly… it waits a little too long to reveal the primary source of focus in a movie that will demand a bit more ‘bite’ to pull or draw audiences in for the gore fest which we know will await in a movie with this title… I can feel the palpable tension and get the ‘demographic’ but I really need more auditory stimulus or at least a snap of fear.

    Thats just me… I live with live action fear every day and can tell you that people who thrive on it need a bit more than this… I myself like a mystery but in this case the mystery drags just a bit to much for ‘Monsters.’

  2. I just saw the movie “Monsters” via On Demand advance screening and I have to say it was a huge disappointment, to say the least. SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT DETAILS OF THIS MOVIE REVEALED. You have been warned: this movie cost $15,000, and unfortunately it shows. Don’t get me wrong; I am not criticizing this simply because it is low-budget; I am aware it’s an indepedent film. I am saying it was just not that well done. There are some interesting ideas in the film and the two lead actors try very hard to add to the realism of the story (one of the film’s highlights), but the fact is it’s a plodding, slow-paced film. It’s pretty boring, by any standard. The dialogue is stilted in most parts, and the sense of tension was never really built up nor lead to anything very dramatic. The title is misleading because the creatures play a very small role in the film (what little CGI the film has does look fairly decent, to give the director some credit…) But basically, the title is a misnomer. Why call it “Monsters” if it barely has anything to do with the creatures? sadly, it’s basically a gimmick to get people to go see the film. The original preview was very misleading and basically showed all the “action” (virtually non-existent)in the film. Bear in mind I am not looking simply for mindless action, but even as a character study, the film falls short. I give the director credit for embarking on this project virtually solo, but the film lacks editing and cinematic punctuation to make it effective. The best thing to do before watching this film is have very, very low expectations of it. If you don’t mind watching a film that drags on for 90 minutes with some modestly-interesting characters, “Monsters” will hold your attention for a while(and probably make you antsy waiting & begging for something…ANYTHING to happen). But if you’re looking for a “District 9″ or “Cloverfield”, steer clear of this film because it’s simply a small film about two people traveling back to the US who fall in love. Not a bad idea, just poorly executed. Despite it’s obviously low-budget, it still could have been much more taut, exciting & interesting.

  3. It wasn’t what I expected. I thought it would be something like cloverfield but all in all it was good.
    For the allegedly $15,000 budget the entire crew did a excellent job. It’s worth to watch and rate it at 7/10.

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