Besides dyed-red corn syrup and a soundtrack of gotcha scare-notes, there is one thing that any monster or horror flick needs in abundance: stupid protagonists. If someone just ran for help instead of walking slowly into the darkness while nervously quavering, “Who’s there?” then there just wouldn’t be that much of a film. This, we understand. But every now and again, a film comes along whose story hinges so much on idiotic decisions that any other engaging elements recede into the misty background. Gareth Edwards’s horrifically unsteady – but nevertheless curiously promising – Monsters is just one such film…
Monsters is now playing in limited release. You can read the full review at filmcritic.com.