New Monsters trailer online
There's a new trailer online for the superb Monsters from writer and director Gareth Edwards. I'm really glad that they keep editing it so it doesn't give anything away because that's the way the film is, it's not all monsters and attacks, it's about the characters, the people, and the society, especially about the parallels with our society.
It has a lot to say in a clever and engaging way, and the two leads are really good, and I recommend the film.
I really got taken in by it when I saw it at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It has a great message that never even touches on being preachy, and blends in well with the story, and a great one it is too. Here's a little excerpt of what I said in my Monsters review, which as always is spoiler free:
Strong and natural performances from Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able with a great script. Gareth Edwards has written and directed a clever and intelligent film that is far from what you might expect. I'd thoroughly recommend it.
...and I do, recommend it that is.
Here's the official blurb for the film which accompanies the Apple Trailers version of the trailer in high definition.
Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures... Our story begins when a jaded US journalist (McNairy) begrudgingly agrees to find his boss’ daughter, a shaken American tourist (Able) and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.
...and here's the embedded version which looks great too, and if you want to see the teaser, it's still here.
I'd recommend hunting down this film, it's a very intelligent and well written film that's also filmed wonderfully. Gareth Edwards is going onto great things judging by this film.