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Monsters: Dark Continent Blu-ray Review

Monsters- Dark Continent Blu-ray

“Monsters: Dark Continent” does little with its premise.

In this sequel to the Gareth Edwards indie film “Monsters,” the filmmaking duties have been passed on to director Tom Green (who also co-wrote the film with Jay Basu). This time around, the story involves soldiers (the Tiger Shark squad) fighting a war on two fronts against insurgents and monsters in the Middle East. That’s really all there is say to about the plot.

From the title “Monsters: Dark Continent,” one would expect to see plenty of monster action, but that is simply not the case. The movie is really a standard shaky cam “war is hell” story about survival and the casualties of war. The actual monsters featured in the movie are little more than background noise which will undoubtedly disappoint anyone watching this movie.

Equally disappointing here is, well, everything. From the chaotic structure and the quick edits to the needlessly drawn out scenes and the lack of any likable characters, it’s not surprising why this film has been widely panned.


Presentation: 2.39:1 1080p. How does it look? I will say one thing for this sequel, the stylized cinematography does look sharp on Blu-ray.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? This is a LOUD movie and the DTS track handles the various sounds extremely well.

The only extras are a “Monsters: Dark Continent” teaser trailer, Anchor Bay trailers, and a featurette titled “On The Set Of Monsters: Dark Continent.”

Overall Thoughts: “Monsters: Dark Continent” tries to be a dark, gritty, tragic war film, but Tom Green seems to have forgotten the most important reason people are watching this movie to begin with (AKA the monsters). It would be one thing if the story had depth, but it doesn’t as the entire film is just a loud assault on the senses. Skip it.


July 19, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review |

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