Monsters: Dark Continent


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. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. The Army decide to draft in more numbers to help deal with this insurgency. (Source: IMDB)

There’s some to like about this movie, but a lot to not like..

If you like Military Dramas (such as the Hurt Locker, or Saving Private Ryan) I think you will enjoy this movie.. because that’s pretty much what it is.. and they threw in some Aliens when they figured you were forgetting that this was a SciFi movie. 95% Military Drama.. 5% SciFi.. it had very little to do with the original, expect the premise. If I wanted to watch a military drama, I would have given this a much higher score.

Now, I’m not claiming to be a military strategist.. but when you’re mission is to travel to a town 200 miles away to extract 4 people, and you loose a dozen people in the process. Mission failure. Giving up 12 to rescue 4 is not acceptable in my mind. Unless these four and essential information, vital to the overall mission of getting rid of the aliens.. or the data plans for the Death Star.. then, I just don’t get it.

  • The main character of Parkes, is clearly unstable and had no business being in the field.
  • Why was there a School Bus in the middle of the fucking desert? (kids with backpacks, it was clearly a school bus.. not like a group using a bus for relocation)

And the only real issue I had with the aliens is, their size. What do they eat? There is a reason the Elephant is the largest animal on the (land) Earth.. because of oxygen usage and food supply. It seems to me that something 50ft tall, weighing hundreds of tons, would have to eat.. a LOT. Don’t get me started on the gargantuan creature at the end of the movie..

Now, the primary issue in the movie is that.. we are in the middle east to kill the aliens. We’re killing civilians in the crossfire. Local groups are fighting us because their civilians are getting killed. So, we’re fighting a battle on two fronts.. aliens, and insurgents. Sound familiar kids? I believe the underlying theme is the war on terror. We can not fight terrorists without civilian casualties, therefore they’re fighting us while we’re trying to protect them.. it’s a no win situation.

Of course, My solution would be to leave, and let them fend for themselves. but, that’s me.

Anyways. A little disappointing in the scifi end of things. But, good for you fans of military drama.


Author: Jethal