XxComablack1937xX wrote:Area 407 was great, I thought.... Typical acting for a low budget film... Blood looked fake as hell.. the acting wasn't all that terrible... but the ending was AWESOME an slightly unexpected with the T-Rex ''well i personally thought''
Just don't go in expecting to see loads of Dinosaur's, you see glimpses 95% of the time until the right moment... an i must admit it looked great. I wonder what else is there T-Rex's, Raptors? what else..... To bad they wont be making a sequel. =(
Still haven't seen ''Monsters'' maybe i should but i don't really care much for the entire people thing without the pay off of seeing some short of Dinosaur, Monster, Shark, something... So i think for now ill pass
I really do want to see Area 407. It's supposed to get a summer release so hopefully I'll get to pick it up relatively soon.
Monsters does show the monsters in it, just not a lot of them. It's more of a build up to the end of the movie were you see them for an extended period of time, at which point the audience is supposed to revel in their beauty and calm nature when left to their own devices. Whether or not that happens for you is anyone's opinion I suppose.
SoleMan wrote:Monsters was so mind-numbingly boring I felt bad I didn't fall asleep in the middle of it. (I would have, but it was on TV, and I didn't want to miss it...for some reason) I don't know about political commentaries, or romance, or human relationships or what, but it was so disappointing to think that it was supposed to be the big monster movie of the millenium that would re-integrate creature features into the mainstream, and maybe even get Toho off their lazy asses and make another Godzilla movie.
The US-Mexican relationship was shown in multiple ways, as well as having a separate element of military action, where the US air force continually bombed (and dropped chemical weapons IIRC? I've seen it twice now and should know lol) and just attempted to use brute force, which kept setting the monsters off and on rampages, etc etc etc. On the romance front, that was a fault I had with the movie. The growing romance between the two main characters was rather dry and less than engaging. I like good romance dramas and all, I just didn't feel it was particularly well done here. And I agree that this movie just wasn't marketed well, as if it was some action-packed monster movie when it was a very different (still good) movie. It'd be like pitching Gran Torino has a big time action car movie. Still a fantastic movie but you'd send the audience into the movie with totally different expectations and you'd get blasted by some of them for it (and rightly so).
But I don't know that it was supposed to be a major monster movie that propelled other studios back into this sub-genre (plus Legendary had announced the new Godzilla movie months before this hit limited American theaters anyway). After all, this was a foreign movie without a ton of presence to the American mainstream market. Cloverfield would be much more of the type of thing you've described, and hey, we're getting Pacific Rim, supposedly Cloverfield 2, Godzilla, and Trollhunter (by 1492), not to mention the independent and foreign movies. Dunno that you'd credit CF for it, but we do have stuff on the way and I hope it brings this sub-genre back.