...so I have three questions.
1) How the hell did Gareth Edwards minimalist immigration allegory MONSTERS even get a sequel?
2) How is this film, which is being produced by Edwards, go in completely the opposite direction?
3) How, in the frozen ponds of Hell, does this somehow still look awesome despite 1 and 2?!
But Edwards isn't directing this one anyway, which appears to be a crazy action movie "about" the conflict in Afghanistan (insofar as the first Monsters film was "about" illegal immigration). The fact that we have a dog fight, and that we're seeing soldiers freaking out off the battlefield gives me hope that this might actually have a point... then again, the first film had some super misleading ads, so maybe what we're seeing up there isn't what we're going to get anyway.
Still, this doesn't look half bad. Go goddamn figure.