Today we’re talking about the 2020 film Monster Hunter.
This is based off a game that I have not played, but from the writer/director’s past history, it’s probably not all that faithful. That being said, it was fairly simple and had some interesting world building.
After the first exciting bit, it was a little slow however.
There were a lot of characters that didn’t get much screentime and they were pretty cool. Hard to go wrong with Ron Pearlman.
The two main characters are interesting, but I’m not sure they were interesting enough to hold up the movie.
This was a very typical white story, the non-english speaker learned bits of English and the English speaker learned the names of the monsters.
Most of the dialogue is pretty boring but there were a few good action lines.
Visuals and Music
The visuals were spectacular when it came to the monsters and the fight scenes. The fight choreography was really cool. I love seeing monsters versus modern war machines.
The music was okay but at times distracted from the story and action instead of enhancing it.
I went into this expecting a silly monster movie with lots of action and that’s what I got. It was fun and exciting. It wasn’t as well paced as others by Anderson.
The movie is silly fun but doesn’t really shine the way it should have. It’s mostly just meh with a few moments of awesome.
Final Score: 2.5 Stars out of 5