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Monster Hunter movie review and release LIVE UPDATES: Milla Jovovich-starrer hits theatres

Here's what celebrities, critics and fans are saying about Monster Hunter, starring Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip "T. I." Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung and Ron Perlman.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 5, 2021 3:51:42 pm
Monster HunterMonster Hunter has hit Indian screens.

Paul WS Anderson’s Monster Hunter has finally hit screens. The film, starring the director’s wife and actor Milla Jovovich in the lead, is based on Capcom’s video-game franchise of the same name.

In the movie, a group of US marines are pulled into another world by way of a portal. The new world, in which the video-games are set, is populated by giant monsters, and they spot a ‘hunter’ (Tony Jaa) who kills the said monsters. The ‘hunter’ eventually helps them survive.

Tip “T. I.” Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung and Ron Perlman also star in Monster Hunter.

The trailers have promised a spectacular, escapist big screen, 100-odd minute experience that likely would not tax your brain.

Milla Jovovich earlier spoke to indianexpress.com about her character Natalie Artemis. She said, “Artemis is a team member. She’s potentially a mom and wife. She is kind of every woman in a sense, albeit a strong, powerful woman.”

Monster Hunter has received mixed reviews, with a 49 per cent score at Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus reads, “Monster Hunter is mostly a mindless blur of action, held together by the slenderest threads of dialogue and plot — and exactly what many viewers will be looking for.”

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15:51 (IST)05 Feb 2021
Tony Jaa's 'great memories' from Monster Hunter sets
 
 
 
 
 
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Tony Jaa took to Instagram to share photos from Monster Hunter sets. He captioned the photos, "Great memories from monster hunter family 😂."

15:33 (IST)05 Feb 2021
Milla's 'most incredible experience'
 
 
 
 
 
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Milla Jovovich shared some behind the scenes photos and videos from the sets of Monster Hunter.

15:14 (IST)05 Feb 2021
Here's how Milla trained for her role in Monster Hunter
 
 
 
 
 
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Milla Jovovich shared a short clip from her training days.

14:45 (IST)05 Feb 2021
Paul WS Anderson on the familiarity of movie monsters like King Kong, Godzilla and T-Rex

Paul WS Anderson earlier discussed the familiarity of movie monsters like King Kong, Godzilla and T-Rex. In an interview with indianexpress.com, he said while they are iconic monsters, we have already seen them several times before. "To see something like the Diablos or Nerscylla [In Monster Hunter] — these are radically new designs of incredible creatures. And immediately to me, the game felt obviously very, very cinematic. And with the movie, I wanted to recapture my feeling of playing the game for the very first time. This sense of wonder where you go, ‘Oh my God, what an amazing world.’"

14:15 (IST)05 Feb 2021
Paul WS Anderson promises 'a breathtaking big-screen experience'

Paul WS Anderson, in an interview with indianexpress.com, promised a breathtaking big-screen experience for anybody who chooses to go watch the film in theatres. He said, "I think we’ve created a whole new world to immerse an audience. And our world is undergoing such challenges now, I think to be immersed in a different world for a couple of hours as a kind of fun thing to offer people."

13:57 (IST)05 Feb 2021
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13:31 (IST)05 Feb 2021
It is 'The Hunter' Tony Jaa's birthday

Sony Pictures India shared a birthday wish for the actor on their Twitter page.

13:19 (IST)05 Feb 2021
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12:32 (IST)05 Feb 2021
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11:54 (IST)05 Feb 2021
Natalie Artemis vs Diablos!

11:35 (IST)05 Feb 2021
Monster Hunter released on 1200 screens in India
11:17 (IST)05 Feb 2021
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10:47 (IST)05 Feb 2021
Paul WS Anderson and Milla Jovovich answer fan questions

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Check out different monsters in Monster Hunter!
10:09 (IST)05 Feb 2021
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09:48 (IST)05 Feb 2021
Tony Jaa wants you to watch Monster Hunter on the big screen
09:34 (IST)05 Feb 2021
Why did Paul WS Anderson choose Monster Hunter?

Paul WS Anderson earlier told Indianexpress.com, “When I played the game in Japan 11 years ago, I thought the landscapes and the world that they had created was incredible. I’ve always been a massive fan of the Japanese design — and these monsters just looked awesome.”

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09:14 (IST)05 Feb 2021
Milla Jovovich had a real-life inspiration for her Monster Hunter character

Milla Jovovich earlier told Indianexpress.com that to play Natalie Artemis, her character in Monster Hunter, she was inspired by a real person. She revealed that she took inspiration from a real person, who became her friend, and is one of the few female Army Rangers in the US.

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09:11 (IST)05 Feb 2021
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Paul WS Anderson, who is well-known for making video-game movies, also talked to Indianexpress.com about the monsters in the film and how they are fresh and different from icons like Godzilla and T-Rex.

“To see something like the Diablos or Nerscylla [In Monster Hunter] — these are radically new designs of incredible creatures. And immediately to me, the game felt obviously very, very cinematic. And with the movie, I wanted to recapture my feeling of playing the game for the very first time. This sense of wonder where you go, ‘Oh my God, what an amazing world," he said.

The director added, "I think we’ve created a whole new world to immerse an audience. And our world is undergoing such challenges now, I think to be immersed in a different world for a couple of hours as a kind of fun thing to offer people.”