First-time deviser-director Gareth Edwards has been much lauded for his debut feature, a sci-fi road movie set six years after Mexico is invaded by gigantic aliens. There’s no doubt that, given the fact that he made it for less than $500,000 and edited it in his bedroom, Monsters is technically impressive – it’s just hard to appreciate his jack-of-all-trades prowess when you’re dozing off.
As part of the Sci-Fi-London OktoberFest, The Royal Observatory in Greenwich put on a super special event investigation all things extra-terrestrial. There were masked mutants at every entrance, an alien adventure game and a tour of space from the amazing planetarium. Plus, a special screening of Gareth Edward’s low budget, sci-fi film Monsters finished off the universal evening. Nice.