A Review on Monster Hunter

A Review on Monster Hunter
Don’t worry, we all put our masks on after other people came in! Photo taken by Brandon Goss

As we all know, the Coronavirus has greatly affected many local businesses over the course of 2020 and now 2021, including movie theaters. They had shut down last year, opened back up sometime in September, closed back down, and are finally reopening again.

Over Martin Luther King’s day, my family and I decided to finally go back to the movies. Since the filming industry had shut down last year, there was a VERY limited number of movies available. One of these movies is Monster Hunter, which is what my family and I saw.

Obviously, the movie theater experience was a little bit different: masks and social distancing were required, per county guidelines. However, snacking during the movie is still allowed, as long as you put your mask back on if you are not eating or drinking. One plus of going to the theaters during these interesting times is that there are drastically fewer people at the movies, meaning that it is less likely for someone to sit right in front of you! All in all, even though there are some changes to the theater, it is still very enjoyable.

Like it was previously mentioned, my family and I went and saw a movie called Monster Hunter. The movie was based on the video game of the same title. The movie started with a preview into the realm where all of the monsters are. In this, we were introduced to one of the main characters, Natalie Artemis and her first monster enemy. After this preview, we are finally introduced to our military squad, which Artemis is the leader of. While her troop was out, they got sucked into a portal that transported into this other realm with crazy monsters. Artemis and her crew have to find a way to get back to their world while also fighting to keep their lives.

Personally, I thought that the movie was pretty good and entertaining, but not my favorite movie of all time. It had a lot of action but didn’t have much character background. There wasn’t much that the viewer would know about the background unless they had played the video game, which my family and I did not. I would recommend this movie to anyone who has played the game because after reading some reviews, it did pretty well with following the video game and that this movie was the first of several to come. Overall, I would give this movie a 6.5 out of 10. I liked all of the action but didn’t love how it just dove straight in without any background.