The latest trailer for Monsters: Dark Continent (the follow up to Gareth Edwards’ incredible debut movie) has been unleashed, and features at least 3000% more monster footage than the first film ever did – which could be a bad thing.
I have to say I like the look and feel of this as a sequel. It has a similar epic scale, military contrast as did James Cameron’s Aliens to Ridley Scott’s more intimate first Alien film.
I’m also a fan of the very Cthulhu-esque designs of the titular beasts. They have a sense of weight in their lumbering movements, and the shots of them squirming in a distant fog evoke the great moments from Frank Darabont’s The Mist.
Monsters: Dark Continent hits UK shores on 28th November; the perfect antithesis to the saccharine sweetness of the start of advent.