In all probability one of the best factor in regards to the newly launched 2-minute trailer for the upcoming Monster Hunter film is the dragon from Sport Of Thrones.
Okay, proper, that’s not Drogon—perhaps a distant cousin—however this additionally doesn’t look very similar to Monster Hunter.
I imply, bear in mind all these occasions you have been taking part in Monster Hunter as a part of a squad of US Marines? Taking down large beasts with rocket launchers and M27 assault rifles?
Yeah, neither do I.
However that’s simply because Monster Hunter video video games are made by Capcom, whereas the Monster Hunter film, starring Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa, is made by Paul W.S. Anderson. Anderson’s earlier directorial credit embody Mortal Kombat and the Resident Evil motion pictures, so he’s no newcomer to mediocre online game film variations (although I bear in mind very a lot liking Occasion Horizon which he additionally directed).
However see for your self. Right here’s the trailer:
I suppose the navy twist is meant to make us assume that is some type of large motion film with plenty of capturing, and perhaps it’s, or perhaps it’s simply the way it opens and the meat of the film is sweet quaint monster looking. Regardless of the case, this doesn’t appear to be Monster Hunter and it doesn’t look superb. The monsters look superb, I suppose, however there’s nothing about this trailer that even comes near tempting me again to a movie show within the depth of a pandemic.
Tenet is the one movie I’ve seen in a theater for the reason that COVID-19 lockdowns started and it was completely value it, however Monster Hunter seems like an incredible large nope. Within the trailer alone we now have a gritty soldier dude say “that’s formally above my paygrade” and one other make a quip about Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s . . . so dangerous. I can’t think about the film itself can be any higher than this ridiculous trailer.
Online game to film variations are nearly all the time horrible for some motive. The very best online game motion pictures aren’t variations in any respect. They’re authentic tales like Jumanji or Wreck-It Ralph. The few exceptions are diamonds within the tough, like the beautiful enjoyable Sonic The Hedgehog film.
For those who assume it seems superior—and hey, there’s no accounting for style!—the Monster Hunter film hits theaters in December, apparently banking on a big Chinese box office since American theaters are all but dead. I counsel you to remain house and simply, I dunno, play Monster Hunter as an alternative. Odds are that’s not solely a safer guess, however a extra entertaining one.