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.”