Get ready for some monster mayhem with Milla Jovovich in Sony’s new creature-feature. Plus a new poster!
The next attempt by Hollywood to make a good and money-making adaptation of a video game has unleashed its first official trailer online. Directed by Paul W.S Anderson and once again starring his wife, Milla Jovovich, the pair are bringing us another adaptation of a Capcom videogame in ‘Monster Hunter‘ which is attempting to break the coronavirus curse and open this year after moving from September this year to April of next year to back again to this year with a December 30th opening. Capcom’s Kaname Fujioka, who worked on the original game, is also on board and has gained a writing credit on the movie, which raises the quality of the film by quite a few notches. Strap in and take a look:
The storyline of the film is:
‘When Lt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported to a new world, they engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers’
Ok, here’s the thing. It looks visually brilliant and exciting, showcases great and evil-looking monsters and Jovovich looks like she is on ass-kicking form once again. BUT…it also looks like something we have seen many times before. It comes across as a blend of Clash Of The Titans, Gladiator, and Godzilla. I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all, it’s just that it APPEARS that it isn’t anything new. Having said that though, IF the UK cinemas have decided to reopen again, then I will indeed be in line to see it. Why not? What is there not to like? Big monsters attacking and eating people, humanity’s attempt to take them on and defeat them, and the obligatory monster invading into our world.
As I said, nothing new…but possibly very entertaining! And with a cast that includes Tony Jaa, Diego Boneta, Meagan Good, Jin Au-Yeung, and the legendary Ron Perlman (a reason to see the film by itself), then even if it’s predictable and unoriginal at worst, at least it will be a rollercoaster of fun.
The world will find out when ‘Monster Hunter‘ opens on December 30th.
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Source: Sony Pictures