|Title||:||Love and Monsters (2020)|
|Genre||:||Comedy, Action, Adventure, Fantasy|
|Stars||:||Dylan O'Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, Dan Ewing, Ariana Greenblatt, Ellen Hollman, Tre Hale, Pacharo Mzembe, Senie Priti, Amali Golden, Te Kohe Tuhaka|
|Overview||:||Love and Monsters (2020) : Seven years since the Monsterpocalypse began, Joel Dawson has been living underground in order to survive. But after reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee, Joel decides to venture out to reunite with her, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.|
Harmless, ok for families.
"Love and Monsters" starts off as a teen romance interrupted by the apocalypse, but thankfully becomes much more than that and ultimately very entertaining. There is a welcome trend recently in apocalyptic movies (possibly due to the ongoing pandemic) of finding originality vs. defaulting to a zombie plague. Former "Teen Wolf" and "The Maze Runner" star Dylan O'Brien is an affably geeky guy that stumbles into the hero role. The monster scenes balance decent special effects with fun action. I would have liked to see more of the beginning's "life in the bunker" setup as it would likely have given the movie more emotional depth. But overall this is a very enjoyable family-friendly adventure.
Yet another victim of the pandemic-mandated cinema-to-VOD shuffle many films have undergone in the last 15 months, it sucks that 'Love and Monsters' won't get a true chance to shine on the big screen in the way few non-franchise films like this get to any more. Should 'Love and Monsters' become beloved enough by audiences to warrant a sequel, there's plenty more in this universe to dive right into (something the film doesn't outrightly aim for but doesn't fully discourage). I know I'd be more than happy to revisit it. - Ashley Teresa Read Ashley's full article... https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/article/review-love-and-monsters-a-fun-freakshow-for-the-whole-family