Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Monster Hunter (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Monster Hunter is pretty much your A-Typical Paul WS Anderson film.  Video game adaptation? Check. Milla Jovovich? Check. Zero story, terrible script? Check. A sensation of knowing you should hate it but actually don’t? Check.  Look for a $60 million budged movie Monster Hunter looks pretty good – the CGI is well done and the monsters well designed overall.  And the film starts well – the opening monster battle is actually pretty spectacular.  But soon after the story falls apart, the battles become a little ‘been there done that’ and Ron Pearlman’s wig starts to be the most interesting thing on screen. It’s not the worst film you will see this year. But that’s no recommendation either.

Best Bit: The wig.  Oh god.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Death Race, Event Horizon

5 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...