A Retelling of Life

Monsters: Why You Shouldn’t Read a Film Review Before Watching the Film

Some days, reading a review is a good thing, it helps you keep things in the proper perspective and ensure maximum film enjoyment.  Some days, it just messes up the viewing experience.

I watched Monsters expecting a beautiful mix of Before Sunrise and Godzilla (that was how one reviewer put it), suffice it to say that I was extremely disappointed.  The conversation between the 2 leads was far from engaging.  Whereas Before Sunrise was an invitation to overhear the conversation of two souls, with Monsters, it was the cinematography and the effects that carried the movie…the conversation was just small talk between 2 empty leads.   Over all though, the special effects dazzled in its simplicity.  Maybe I just expected too much from Monsters.  Which reminds me, times like these, it pays to read the review after the movie.



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