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I suspect that the reviewers that gave this a low rating were expecting a big-budget hollywood alien monster flick rather than a thoughtful social commentary that is largely character-driven. It's not... Read more low budget and the production is very good with some excellent cinematography. Personally I thought it could have been better, but found its unique perspective on the 'alien invasion' idea and the interaction of the characters to be quite interesting, if not entirely satisfying by the end (but then I guess that was the point - to make you think). Worthwhile to watch if you'd enjoy something that is slower-moving, but deeper, more subtle and introspective. This isn't the shallow 'action-packed-sci-fi-alien-monster' film that you might expect from reading the synopsis.
This film is one of the better alien/sci-fi movies I have seen. It works wonderfully in spite of the ridiculous walking squids (albeit no more absurd than the Cloverfield monsters, those from War of... Read more the Worlds or any other monster for that matter) and contrived geography (the jungles of Guatemala moved in the film thousands of kilometers north to replace the desert of the Mexican American border). The predictable but effective budding love story, social commentary and allusions to the Herzog masterpiece Aguirre, Wrath Of God make this a well above average monster flic.
Yup not a cinematic experience on the scale of king kong but a very groovy flick indeed. Is subtle in its approach, if you like something different without all the fast paced mayhem and gore then this... Read more is for you. Film also touched on some interesting philosophical points and alluded to others. Would highly recommend, I thoroughly enjoyed it, unfortunately I cannot think of a suitable comparable film to provide context. I guess in summary a sometimes thought provoking Indy film would be how I would describe it. Grab it, it's cool!!!
One of the best movies I have seen in years. It might look like just another Hollywood creature flick stuffed full of CGI bollocks but this film is beautifully shot, has a great story and was a genuine... Read more pleasure to watch. I highly recommend it (if you have a brain that works)
Pleasantly surprised by this. As has already been said, this is a rather slow paced movie, I was expecting something along the lines of The Mist or Cloverfield which it certainly isn't, although similar... Read more in some ways.
It could have achieved the same in half the run time so it's not one I'll watch again but there's more to the ending than meets the eye, to say anything more than that would be a big spoiler.
Worth watching if you're in the right mood. 3/5
Brilliant movie - heaps of suspense without all that unnecessary gore.
Updated to add - hopefully the director does a better job with a good budget in this years Godzilla re-boot!
The tag line to this movie should be "Nothing happens". Dull as dishwater and nowhere near as clever as it thinks it is. I was wishing and hoping that one of the lead characters would be attacked... Read more and eaten by aliens. Sadly that was not to be. If you want to watch an alien movie with a great social commentary, try District 9, not this drivel.
average movie but kept me interested. i enjoyed having a look around mexican street-life,after having travelled through sth america myself. bought bk some memories. liked the interaction bettween the 2 characters,loved her hair cut!!
I enjoyed this movie. Was different. Good to have a movie about aliens that isn't full of American bravado of we will win we will survive blah blah.