Love and Monsters movie review - Aussieboyreviews
HOW FUN IS THE FANTASY-THEMED ADVENTURE IN LOVE AND MONSTERS?
Love and Monsters features a fun, delightful, but an adventure that may often scare younger kids. Families can expect plenty of jokes and an entertaining story in this creature comedy.
Seven years after surviving the unexpected Monsterpocalypse, Joel leaves the underground bunker he and other survivors had been living in and embarks on a dangerous quest to reunite with his girlfriend, encountering several menacing monsters along the way.
Director: Michael Matthews
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, Dan Ewing, Ariana Greenblatt, Melanie Zanetti
Writer: Brian Duffield, Matthew Robinson
Release Date (Australia): 14 April 2021
Runtime: 109 minutes/1h 49m
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film features sequences that include threat inflicted by large fantasy creatures and depictions of people being attacked by the large fantasy creatures. There are also perilous situations and scenes that may scare young children.
The film features sequences in which large fantasy creatures are shot with arrows and attacked with weapons. These scenes are accompanied by depictions of creature blood detail.
The film contains use of the words “s**t”, “ass”, “hell”, “bastards”, “damn” and “son of a bitch”.
The film includes a verbal sexual references throughout and a scene in which it is implied that a man and a woman engage in sexual activity.
PG-13 (for action/violence, language and some suggestive material)
Aussie boy's thoughts
This post-monsterpocalypse tale is like Zombieland in the way it follows a charming lead, meets new witty characteristics and adds little dashes of humour. Of course, there’s gigantic and imaginatively designed monsters instead of zombies and Dylan O’Brien’s unique character replaces Jesse Eisenberg’s cautious zombie-comedy role. But Michael Matthews’ redoing-feeling film is just not as entertaining, fun or delightful as Zombieland.
There’s no doubt that fans of the Zombieland movies or other adventurous movies about fearful characters going on adventures for whatever motives will enjoy what Love and Monsters has to offer. The monster sort of creatures are gigantic and menacing, but are very well-designed and alike some of the predatory animals known in our world, they’re sometimes beautiful.
Although the climatic point of this fantasy-comedy doesn’t exhilarate itself with as much steam as the first two thirds of the film does, it’s likely to please families with older kids. Again, it’s similar to Zombieland, without all the gore and coarse language but still with some mild content remaining. It’s pacy and entertaining, but certainly isn’t something you’ll treat like diamonds.
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