Monster Hunter is an action fantasy film produced by Paul W. S. Anderson, responsible for producing, co-written and directed, based on Capcom's series of video games of the same name. The film stars actors Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip T. I. Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, and Ron Perlman
A film adaptation based on the series has been planned since the 2012 by director Paul W. S. Anderson. The film was officially announced by Capcom in October 2018, and production began that month with Constantin Film as well. Film shooting October 5, 2018 and completed on December 19, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Monster Hunter was released in the UK and China on December 4, 2020 and in the United States on December 25, 2020 by Sony Pictures Releasing via the label Screen Gems.
The film is directed by Paul W.S Anderson, who was known as the screenwriter for the Resident Evil movie and directed a number of zombie horror series but received little attention. Monster Hunters seem nothing new in terms of plot, the noteworthy point is that the giant monsters and the cast are quite prominent.
Monster Hunter movie opens with a group of commandos led by Artemis (Milla Jovovich) on a mission to find a group of missing soldiers. Upon arriving, they encounter a strange super typhoon, pushing the team across the world. The new world has many harsh things, everywhere is desert and full of huge and ferocious beasts. From there, they have to find ways to survive and find their way back to their own world.
In general, the content of the Monster Hunter movie is encapsulated in the movie's synopsis. There's no twist, the background of the character, there's no depth or meaning ... in other words, it's a naked story. Even the introduction to Artemis through air is quite fuzzy and not invested, nor is it difficult to understand when the film received bad reviews from the critics with 45 points on Metascore and 5.1 / 10 on IMDb. Resident Evil cinema is also not a franchise that is closely related to the series, and the director is not a fan of the subject, Monster Hunters are repeating the similarities of their seniors.
Milla Jovovich as Natalie Artemis: A US Army Ranger member of a United Nations military team.
Tony Jaa as Hunter: One of many skilled warriors that fight giant monsters.
Ron Perlman as The Admiral: The chieftain of a group of Hunters.
Tip "T.I." Harris as Lincoln
Diego Boneta as Marshall
Meagan Good as Dash
Josh Helman as Steeler
Jin Au-Yeung as Axe