Motion Picture Purgatory: Monsters
Some folks are raving about Monsters, Gareth Edwards' take on the alien invasion angle, while others are less enthusiastic. As our regular readers know, however, no film is every fully reviewed until Trembles has gotten his hands on it.
Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after new life forms began to appear and grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures...
Our story begins when a jaded US journalist (Scoot McNairy) begrudgingly agrees to find his boss’ daughter, a shaken American tourist (Whitney Able), and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.