Ok, so I’m going to set aside a few minutes tonight to be a total movie geek, and point out an obscure, little known indie flick that I’ve recently watched. Then everyone will think I’m all deep, and brooding. While the men will think, “how can I be more like him?” The women will be thinking, “Behind his gruff, manly exterior… rest the tales of a man in pain…” Thereby allowing them to believe that there’s a good possibility that I write poetry about my feelings floating away in the autumn wind.
I want to start off by saying my indie picks aren’t for everyone… I’m just a huge movie geek. So you’ve been warned if you watch one of my selections, and hate it. That being said, I just finished up watching the movie Monsters, which I thought was very original and refreshing. It was shot for under $500,000, so it’s a very low budget film, but I honestly couldn’t tell. Apparently, according to the web, it was shot entirely on location, and any settings featured in the film were real locations often used without permission, and the extras were just people who happened to be there at the time. Reading that, after seeing it, I was amazed at how flawless the movie turned out.
Monsters is extremely plot driven, and the character development really draws you into the film. Personally, I liked it a lot. It’s not a movie that’s going to blow you away with its effects, but I have a feeling most people will walk away thinking, “that was a great movie, and Ryan has to be the most brilliant person alive. Also, he has really nice abs.” So take my advice and add it to your Netflix queue, definitely worth seeing.