MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT Trailer Features Monsters, Monsters and More Monsters

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Part of the reason Gareth EdwardsMonsters was such a remarkable film was because you walked in expecting an action-heavy alien invasion-type movie, but wound up getting a layered, moving relationship drama with the ever-present threat of the title characters relegated to the background.  Not everyone appreciated the unique take, but for those of you who were hoping for more monsters, it looks as though you’ll get your wish in the Monsters sequel, Monsters: Dark Continent.

We’ve got a brand new trailer for the second film and in just over two minutes of footage, there’s already significantly more creatures, action and destruction than in the first one.  Hit the jump to check it all out in the Monsters: Dark Continent trailer for yourself.  The film is due for a theatrical release in the UK on November 28th, but, at the moment, Monsters 2 does not have domestic distribution.

Based on this trailer, Monsters: Dark Continent will take a very different approach to the situation than the first film.  When I first heard about Monsters, I did hope Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able would have more alien encounters while making their way into the US, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I got instead.  After the first film’s success, it is a little disappointing to see the trailer for the sequel essentially doing the exact opposite and absolutely drowning the viewer in creature after creature, but, at the same time, a piece of me still wants to see this play out on a disaster movie level.

However, what we do get in this trailer raises one major concern; will Monsters: Dark Continent wind up with a story and character development deficit due to all the action?  This trailer certainly doesn’t suggest the new narrative’s got anything special about it.

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Monsters: Dark Continent Trailer




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  • KHW5

    Filmed in Jordan,Nice.

  • Vulcan

    This looks terrible. Complete opposite of the original film. Why even call it a sequel? Why not just give it a different name, as it has nothing in common with the original.

    • Lovecraftlives

      This looks great. We’re just seeing another side with this story. It has a cool 1950s vibe to it that I think will make it a perfect film. It’s continuing from the last film and hopefully have a interesting story to boot!

      • http://mrcropes.wordpress.com MrCropes

        Your name says you would love anything with tentacled monsters. And in no way do I mean that offensively.

      • Lovecraftlives

        Only the ones with good stores, which I think Monsters will be. This one look more in line with Godzilla films, which will be fine with me.

      • http://mrcropes.wordpress.com MrCropes

        Your name says you would love anything with tentacled monsters. And in no way do I mean that offensively.

  • Bert

    “Monsters” was “creative” and boring. The main characters were entirely uninteresting. So now that director has been given heaps of money to play with and this looks far more interesting than the first film in terms of setting and character. Still, it could suffer from the same kind of indulgence that gave us the soulless and dull Elysium: up the visuals, up the violence, does not make a film good. At least he’s not using star power to sell it.

    • Vulcan

      Not the same director. Edwards decided to direct Godzilla instead of this. Tom Green (not sure if it’s the same one) is directing.

      • Vulcan

        actually different Tom Green.

  • zac

    Monsters was one of the most overrated things ever. I get all the “themes” blah blah but don’t sell me something and give me another thing. Movie sucked just no one wants to admit it

  • http://midnightmax.blogspot.com/ Travis Callaway

    The first “Monsters” was passable, yet highly overrated. Whitney Able was atrocious and there weren’t nearly enough “events” to warrant a revisit. I’m a slow burn kinda guy, yet find myself all for this different direction. If it had kept the low-key tone and shoe-string budget look of the first film, everyone here would be bitching about how it would be more of the same (rehash)…

  • Yurine

    This looks really generic.

  • MJ

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  • ACallCreative

    Huh. Wasn’t a huge fan of the pacing or the characters of the first one, but this looks a bit more enjoyable.

  • ACallCreative

    Huh. Wasn’t a huge fan of the pacing or the characters of the first one, but this looks a bit more enjoyable.

  • anders

    it’s a giant monster movie, and I personally can’t get enough giant monster movies.

  • anders

    it’s a giant monster movie, and I personally can’t get enough giant monster movies.

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  • doop

    The Hurt Locker’s District 9.

  • It’s a Trap

    Dialogue like “We fighting monsters yo!” equals a fuckin gay ass movie. What a shame, the first one showed so much promise and now we get this terd.

  • tim

    ropey vfx, cheap looking cinematography. pass.

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