Monsters: Dark Continent (2014) - Action, Drama, Horror

Hohum Score

99

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Monsters' reign continues to spread throughout the Earth.

IMDB: 4.3
Director: Tom Green
Stars: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley
Length: 119 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 50 out of 131 found boring (38.16%)

One-line Reviews (109)

What an ugly, pointless use of cameras.

Monsters is absolutely stunning visually and has a soundtrack to match.

The first Monsters film was unexpectedly great - I really enjoyed it.

The movie is filled with pointless denigration of the soldiers.

Boring, Boring, and More Boring .

This has to be one of the worst movies ever made.

One pointless scene of a helicopter taking off showed it's ascent from at least 10 different angles - outside looking up, inside looking out, inside looking inside, outside different angle etc etc.Every character must have had at least two shots of them silent screaming from the Dummies Guide to filming internal angst.

The pointless nature of conflict with a twist .

This film was empty and for all the bullets flying around was frankly quite boring.

This has got to be one of the worst movies I have ever sat down to watch, what made it even worse was the fact that there were monsters in it to try and prop up one awful story line in fact the story line in parts were almost the same as "Hurt locker".

Intense, dramatic, thrilling, imaginative...

A lot more boring.

This movie deserves to be a horror movie coz its a horrible waste of your precious time.

The film seamed to go on and on and there was very little plot.

I should admit from the start that I was no fan of the original MONSTERS, which I found to be an arty bore.

Well I think with this kind of confusing story the actors subconsciously gets it hard to give maximum performance.

All in all, an extremely enjoyable and, at times, thought-provoking film.

A lazy allegory with uninteresting characters .

So at the end this is a complete waste of time and if you don't want to spent time after seeing the movie to think about all the little, stupid and no logical scenes and parts of the movie and shaking your head, whenever you think back of it, then do something better with your time.

It then falls to a new low that just goes on and on like that dreary uncle that won't shut up about his boring job in the cardboard box manufacturing trade.

Dull, unsympathetic characters and monsters that could be edited out entirely without you noticing they were ever there.

While I though this one was a little better it was still pretty slow moving and was really missing something the first one had...

I really enjoyed it and I was especially happy to see all the newer actors in it.

That's it for my review, do look out for more along with other entertaining content.

The monsters are mesmerizing in all their varied forms, there is a story here that is fascinating, a cinematic universe that could create many, many movies.

From the get go the movie shows the sense of brotherhood between this group of battle hardened GI's, the built was subtle, slowly introducing us to each member before they are sent out on this routine rescue mission that instantaneously after a beautiful shot of breathtaking visuals spiraled into a lucid insanity and we are then reminded that this is the Middle East and these men, they are at war.

Wasn't expecting much from this, To be honest, I just went to kill a few hours on a slow Friday afternoon.

The entire plot got lost in a story that went nowhere and had very little to do with the original movie.

This sequel attempts to pick up on this theme, with a military twist, but winds up being too long, too predictable, and buries the message too far under the main story.

You can even put aside the amateurish handheld directing technique in an attempt to retain the warfare's gripping and ferocious environment.

The characters aren't as relatable, or likable, and the movie is just a lot more boring (although the original film was slow paced too).

Unfortunately, the sequel, Monsters: Dark Continent, ignores all the pros from its predecessor to punish us with a boring war film which takes the concept of the monsters as a distant and inconsequential background of the exaggerated drama developed between a group of absolutely anonymous and antipathetic soldiers.

So overall, for me, the scriptwriters have to take the blame for this as they seemed to have become bored and loose interest in writing a decent story about half way through.

it was a nice way of putting across 'this is all messed up and pointless.

And so on and so forth for TWO boring hours.

its boring boring boring.

Yawn.

Its a crap waste of time unfortunately.

Following on from the enjoyable comes the sequel, Dark Continent.

The whole thing is just a super depressing cliché modern warfare movie.

The worst movie I've ever seen .

This is a thought provoking and intense film experience.

Instead I got a pretentious war drama with two-dimensional characters and an admittedly impressive backdrop.

waste of time .

Tedious war movie that has been done better a thousand times before.

also theirs an entirely pointless scene within the first 15 minutes wear the main character interrupts his friend having intercourse and they hold a conversation while his friend is having intercourse with his girlfriend.

Edwards managed to direct an entertaining sci-fi film using alien monsters as the background to tell the story of a journalist trying to escort an American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico back to the US.

The film portrayed a desert landscape at war well, and I found the characters and story convincing and intriguing.

One thing I've come to learn though is that the ratings on IMDb are now pretty useless as any sort of guide as to whether a movie is worth watching or not.

It's boring.

Same pretentious metaphors, taking itself too seriously with no lasting action or attachment to emotions.

Shakycam Unwatchable rubbish.

Its main problem is just how frickin' boring the film is.

If you found the 2010 "Monsters" movie to be a dull experience, then you should do yourself a favor and stay well clear of this 2014 sequel, because it was essentially as boring and pointless as the first movie.

Waste of time.

If you have 2 hours and nothing to do and can't sleep , it might be worth watching.

First I would like to say, don't waste your time on this movie.

And, due to the setting of the story in the frontier between Mexico and the United States, it added a fascinating political subtext about civil rights and immigration.

Some of the photography is breathtaking, first the urban desolation of bankrupt Detroit, then the wild spaces of the nameless Arab state where the monsters are thriving and finally to the close ups of the faces and especially the eyes of the soldiers.

Otherwise, it was a 90 minute waste of time, with a boring script, acting, and plot.

If you are a fan of the first movie - don't waste your time, you will be disappointed and you'll feel tricked.

Some imagination has gone into the design of them and every scene in which they appear is infinitely more entertaining than the sub-par war drama being shown elsewhere.

just be prepared to acquaint yourself with all new characters and a whole new venue with a story that will bore you to tears if you are any kind of a fan for the original.

The monsters are the best part of the movie, and some of the scenes (involving them) are truly breathtaking and beautiful (just like the first film).

The original movie was an unexpected and lovely surprise.

Not Monsters 2, more like boring war movie with monsters in the background .

The one good thing that came out of this absolute waste of two hours of my life is that I hear the first movie was actually rather good and I intend to watch it soon.

If anything, it makes you realize how pointless violence is and how it just breeds more violence and hatred.

Boring movie.

For me, I saw the aliens as a metaphor for the waste of time war is (no disrespect to anyone who has served).

The most part of this film is a dreadfully boring war story that just has monsters on the outside of it, I am willing to say I don't even know what the point of having the monsters in this film actually is.

Long shots, close shots, lens flare, angled, shaky cam, slow mo and none of them working.

Waste of time.

An ending that leaves you empty and without reason.

It is the world's most boring US v Middle East War movie and they pointless plot goes on and on and on with uninteresting people doing uninteresting things that you couldn't possibly care less about,all while they mixed in about 40 seconds of total screen time for the monsters.

This was definitely an anti war propaganda movie as the entire movie fixated on the insurgents fighting American troops because the troops killed their families with air strikes.

It was a rather slow moving introspective affair and I could see Edwards trying to gain a reputation as an English language Wim Wenders and despite being a British production there is a strong element of commentary on the American war on terror .

This film brings us back to a world invaded by slow moving organisms which are devastatingly powerful and massive to behold.

I leave the theater (has happened many times) and I press the pause button and I do something else.

This is the anti-thesis of the latest 'Godzilla' were it's just noise, paper thin characters and no plot.

In conclusion, I found Monsters: Dark Continent a waste of time, due to its weak screenplay, bad performances and boring rhythm.

Continuing in the boring footsteps of its predecessor...

If you want to go watch an action packed disaster movie, don't bother watching.

It is boring and slow at times.

This was really just an anti-war movie and I think there was a message in there about the middle-east conflict but I couldn't be sure because there were so many confusing themes happening at the same time.

What a load of pretentious, art w*nk nonsense this film really is.

A genuinely confusing film.

I dislike propaganda movies and this one had some of the hallmarks.

Complete waste of time.

Waste of time unless you like war films, people firing guns at each other and a story line which to me didn't make much sense.

This is Tom Green's first feature film and he had a bigger budget to work with than Edwards did, but unfortunately the sequel is a mess and a bore.

It was noisy, chaotic, boring and there was little much to like about it.

All of this is jumbled into a long drawn out hodgepodge which -- is both pointless and boring.

And the verdict is that this movie is every bit as boring and pointless as the 2010 movie turned out to be.

The only negative criticism i could make to this film is that it is really slow sometimes.

After this point, the movie becomes exceedingly tedious, because it is obvious the two characters won't die at least until the very end of the film.

There's a lot of screaming, shouting, and crying, which all gets very tiresome very quickly.

It's a good way to waste some time if you don't have anything to do.

Unfortunately it feels terribly superficial and contrived.

The friend I went with fell asleep twice and that was in a packed Premier screening!

(10/10) Suggestion: Monsters: Dark Continent is really going to have to be one to avoid, it is too long, too dull and lacks any real monster action.

There are great scenes, stunning visuals, and it manages to avoid a lot of the clichés and tropes that it could have.

Bottom line: the movie failed in a number of ways: bad character exposition, pointless length, stupid soldiering, a plot that has no need of the aliens.

The action showing each man beneath the warrior was so incredibly intense that I'm hard-pressed to call this movie "entertaining" and the over-grown creepy-crawlies which could have added a lot to the story were largely MIA.

In short, the film's war story is tedious mostly, with only one or two moments that make you pay attention.

So bad that you'll be tempted to turn it off or leave the theater.

It was soooo boring.

As I said, boring.

No plot, limited action, lots of useless screaming.