Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter ★★★½

The pinnacle of mindless summer blockbuster fare in which W.S. Anderson is the master of. Sure you could have character development or themes but this is a video game adaptation. You’re here for giant creatures and epics battles and Monster Hunter delivers! I was rather impressed with the design of rock dragons and 15 ft tall spiders (always my jam) with actually good cgi rendering. When you only have two characters, it frees up budget to make the monsters imposing. The rapid editing is kind of annoying (something Anderson picked up while making RE 6) but isn’t as shaky so I could actually watch the fight scenes.

It was weird for this to be my Christmas Eve movie watched at a drive in during a pandemic, but nothing in the world makes sense anymore. Wouldn’t be surprised if I had to battle dragons in the near future...

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