First Glance: “Monster Hunter”

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A few days ago Sony Pictures teased us with a first look at “Monster Hunter”. Wednesday they released the full trailer for their upcoming action-adventure film starring Milla Jovovich. This part fantasy, part creature-feature is inspired by Capcom’s popular video game series and is directed by Paul W. S. Anderson who’s no stranger to adapting video games into movies.

From what we see it looks like Jovovich leads a military unit searching for a team of missing soldiers. In the process they are sucked into an ancient gateway that transports them to a land inhabited by massive dinosaur-like monsters. And all of the creatures seem to have their claws out for the human visitors. “I’m getting us all home.” Aside from Jovovich, some of the performances look a little cringy and it is made by a self-proclaimed “populist filmmaker”. Still the effects look pretty cool and there could be enough here for a fun popcorn movie escape.

“Monster Hunter” releases December 30th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

10 thoughts on “First Glance: “Monster Hunter”

  1. Looks silly but then again, Paul W.S. Anderson never makes a serious film with the exception of Event Horizon (an underrated film). He has his moments as a filmmaker and definitely does give Milla Jovovich solid material and she often delivers. I’ll probably check it out when it’s on TV soon.

  2. Looks like fun! I’ve only seen one Paul WS Anderson movie – The Three Musketeers, which stars Milla Jovovich (as Milady) – but I quite enjoyed it, so I’m looking forward to what he does with this.

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