MONSTER HUNTER (2020) Review with Milla Jovovich

MONSTER HUNTER movie review

Monster Hunter stars Milla Jovovich, Ron Perlman, Tony Jaa and others in yet another film from her Jovovich's husband, Paul W.S. Anderson. This film is based on a Capcom video game, which kind of explains a lot.

"When Lt. Artemis (Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported to a new world, they engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers."

It explains a lot including the super-cheap rental rate because because the film has a rather abrupt opening that throws you right in the action and it goes from there. We're told many things right up front and get plopped down in the scene where Artemis and her crew get instantly transported to another world of monsters and things... it felt like Dune meets the Game of Thrones dragons.

First off, the film got a 5.3/10 from 36k users on IMDb, which says a lot but if you're a Kaiju fan of sorts, and can muster through the non-stop, by-the-numbers kind of story, then you should have some form of minimal fun.

We see Ron Perlman in the very beginning then much later in the third act and his appearance is almost the highlight of the film. Though is actual appearance seems disheveled and they let him rummage through a closet.

I also thought it was very polite of the giant monsters to stick their face right up in our heroes faces so they can stick them in their only weak point!!! Very polite, indeed!

The monster visuals are topnotch. Which made sense, considering that one of the production companies in the credits was Toho, the name behind the Godzilla franchise.

It runs one hour and forty-three minutes but feels like two! But the monsters are awesome, even if the ending was... completely unsatisfactory.

But I also found myself riveted to various scenes... so...


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