Monsters: Dark Continent (2014) Movie Review

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2014 | R | Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
119 minutes /

User Score: 58/100

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Monsters: Dark Continent Review


Ten years on from the events of "Monsters", and the 'Infected Zones' have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun...

Monsters: Dark Continent (2014) is a UK English science fiction thriller movie that is 119 minutes long. Director and co-writer Tom Green (Kid (2009), Brixton 85 (2008), Misfits (2009)) inexperience in the movie industry shows in his execution of this movie. The movie was too slow and was kind of boring until the storyline and speed of the movie met some of my expectations toward the middle. The movie contains graphic sexual content as well as nudity, graphic deaths, violence, bad language, intense scenes and a weak storyline. The movie appears to be a sequel to Monster (2010) although it is not mentioned, or at least I have not heard of it if it was mentioned.

Monsters Dark Continent starts by introducing us to Michael Parkes (Sam Keeley - This Must Be the Place (2011), What Richard Did (2012), Two Hearts (2011)) who is a soldier, the monsters are starting to destroy cities in the Middle East as they are spreading through the new Infected Zone. We soon see some pretty graphic sexual scenes where soldiers are partying with nude/partially nude females before they head out to war. Soon after we see the soldiers battling the monsters and some soldiers being trained and being given survival tips/rules. Michael and his buddies Noah Frater (Johnny Harris), Karl Inkelaar (Kyle Soller), and Frankie Maguire (Joe Dempsie) are the only soldiers that survived the monsters and terrorist so far. Noah (Johnny Harris - Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), Atonement (2007)) and Michael were captured by the enemy. They are trying to escape while their capturer is busy dealing with a monster attack. Monsters move to another location along with the soldiers, and it was never explained how that huge of a move happened.

I gave this movie a score of a five because the special effects, graphic violence, combat scenes and the gruesome, grisly bloodshed was done fantastically. This movie is not for the faint of heart or squeamish because the bloodshed will make you barf. I enjoyed watching the monsters as the CGI was detailed and did it justice. The storyline was a total nightmare from my stand of point, and if it weren’t for the CGI, graphic scenes, and gruesome deaths, I would have given this movie a one.

About Monsters: Dark Continent 2014

Title: Monsters: Dark Continent
Original Title: Monsters 2
Year: 2014
Runtime: 119 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.9/5 stars from 12 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 12
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Jeff Hill, Sofia Boutella, Parker Sawyers, Jesse Nagy, Lulu Dahl, Uriel Emil, Wael Baghdadi, Johnny Harris, Jacqueline Hicks, Amanda Kaspar, Donna-Marie Foster, Philip Arditti, Orlando Ebanks, Joe Dempsie, Tonya Moss-Roberts, Billy R. Roberts, Isaac Justice-Johnson, Nicholas Pinnock, Jaiel Justice-Johnson, Kyle Soller, Abel Johnson, Sam Keeley, Charles K. Redlinger, Michaela Coel, Oudai Al-Daoud, Rajinikanth, Kosha Engler, DeSean Whipple, Hassan Sha'er
Writers: Tom Green, Jay Basu
Director: Tom Green