Monday, October 13, 2014

31 Days of Horror - 2014: Day 13 Monsters

Is this a horror movie? It's definitely a monster movie, but by being a monster movie is it automatically a horror film? I think that it isn't.  But that's just my opinion.

Monsters got a lot of publicity from the fact that Gareth Edwards did most of it on his own, and with almost no budget.  He did a great job making what looks like a big budget Hollywood film on the cheap, with quite a bit of CG that looks pretty decent.  He also goes the Hollywood route by having a barely there story and characters who don't really say or do all that much.

It was good enough to get him a gig directing the big budget Godzilla movie.  I didn't dislike it, but, I felt it didn't really do much, and wasn't a horror film.

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