Movie Review: Monsters: Dark Continent (2015)

June 10, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely - Horror Fuel CEO & Executive Producer Email: [email protected]

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‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ picks up ten years after the events of ‘Monsters’. The infected zones have spread around the world. A group of four friends from the Broncs have shipped out for their tour of duty in the Army. As giant monsters roam the Middle East, the group is sent out on a rescue mission to retrieve a group of stranded soldiers. Monsters are not the only problems facing the mission, insurgents and road side bombs aren’t making the men’s jobs any easier. Along the mission several lives are lost and the survivors put to the test.

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Sam Keelyey (After Death), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones), Johnny Harris (Snow White and the Huntsman), Parker Sawyers (Zero Dark Thirty), Nicholas Pinnock ( Captain America: The First Advenger) and Kyle Soller star in the military monster movie, directed by Tom Green.

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This movie may be named ‘Monsters’, but the creatures are not the focus. Much of the movie is spent exploring the relationship between the soldiers, their battles with insurgents, and their Sargent’s decent into madness. All of the marketing for ‘Dark Continent’ had me believing that I would be watching a action movie, but it was left lacking. I won’t say that ‘Dark Continent’ was bad, but it is slow and I just was not very impressed.

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‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ is now out on DVD.

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