When it's over, I thought long and hard to find one thing I found intriguing about this film, and nada - zilch - nothing. "Monsters" was neither memorable nor pleasurable to watch. I am generally a great supporter of low-budgeted independent films, but this film just kept missing the mark. The film follows a journalist who has to escort his boss's daughter through an alien infected zone in Mexico. Not a bad premise and the story had alot of potential, but the film's pacing was too slow, and I found myself constantly waiting for something big to happen to propel the story forward. The characters were uninteresting and had no chemistry, and yet, the story kept focusing on these two characters. When I finally got a look at the alien creatures, they were unimpressive and unoriginal, and I wondered how such a film garnered as many awards as it did in the UK. Perhaps, it was the estimated $800,000 budget that put this film on the critics choice. Regardless, I watched the movie till the end and hoped it would redeem itself, but instead, the ending made me cringe with frustration.
My rating: 1.5 out of 5