Monsters (2010) was such a unique film that following it was always going to be difficult. It took a fantastic subject and made it background, war and suffering as white noise whilst we go about our lives. Something exotic. Monsters: Dark Continent places war in the foreground and the interest is lost as the metaphor is so pronounced that why don’t you just make a film about the thing you are making a film about?
…but it still retains some of the original’s wonder and otherness. It still feels different. That’s enough sometimes.