Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writers: Paul W.S. Anderson, Kanama Fujioka
Staring: Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman
Streaming: Fandango Rental
Release Date: December 18, 2020
THIS MOVIE STINKS! Goodness gracious, me-oh-my, there is really nothing redeemable about Monster Hunter. The lone positive is nothing about the movie, but the fact that Paul W.S. Anderson is still somehow cashing ridiculous checks for very below par movies.
Artemis (Milla Jovovich) plays the part of the a hard-nosed solider who is transported to a mysterious world where monsters reign supreme. She must battle the hordes of evil while garnering the trust of new friends in a video game tale as old as time.
Some critics have said that Monster Hunter is self aware to what it is, but I personally struggle to see that. Everything about this story and movie has been done before. Very few original thoughts or shots. Also classic Paul W.S. Anderson slo-mo everywhere.
This is just going to turn into an examination of Anderson’s career. He is a video game adapter without a doubt. We’ve got Mortal Kombat (1995) and Resident Evil (2002); both of which are bad but in an enjoyable way. Then we have him taking the IP for Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Death Race (2008); again both okay in their own right. However, there are a LOADS of clunkers.
Also question here, is Event Horizon (1997) the lone original screenplay he directed and is that coincidently his best regarded movie?
Stanko Rating: F+ (1.0/5 Stars)