NOW, IT’S OUR TURN TO ADAPT.
Andrew and Samantha (Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able) are trying to reach the United States through northern Mexico, which has been quarantined after the crash of a NASA probe that brought alien life forms to Earth. Visual effects supervisor Gareth Edwards made his directing debut with this monster movie that was made on a shoestring budget but rarely looks like it. He shows real talent in the way he handles his aliens, knowing how to build tension and when not to go overboard. The film has atmosphere, even though the story lacks a certain drive. The two leads were a real-life couple, but they struggle with flat characters.
2010-Britain. 94 min. Color. Widescreen. Direction, Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design and Visual Effects: Gareth Edwards. Cast: Scoot McNairy (Andrew Kaulder), Whitney Able (Samantha Wynden), Annalee Jefferies (Homeless Woman), Justin Hall, Victor Vejan.
Trivia: Followed by Monsters: Dark Continent (2014).