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Director: Tom Green.
Writers: Tom Green and Jay Basu.
Cast: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Parker Sawyers.
Monsters: Dark Continent is the sequel to Gareth Edwards' 2010 film, Monsters. The sequel takes place ten years after the first, when the threat has reached a global scale. The only thing the two films share is the fact that the monsters themselves play a minor role, and that they lack entertainment value. Other than that, the two films are essentially unrelated. In Dark Continent, writer/director Tom Green (not of "The Tom Green Show") revolves his story around a group of infantile roughneck soldiers from the ruins of Detroit who have been recruited to head to the Middle East for a special mission. Unfortunately, Green's own mission is not clear—is this a sci-fi action flick, a creature-feature, or a war film? Whatever the case, neither was executed well. Furthermore, the film's message is a bit foggy; it's hard to decide whether this is a pro or anti-America film, and also who Green's audience is—sci-fi nerds, war movie enthusiasts, or a pack of dim-witted bros. The latter being the more educated guess.
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