Monster Hunter Movie Trailer is Finally Here and Of Course it Looks Terrible

Monster Hunter: The Movie has finally received its first trailer and yeah, this definitely seems like a Paul W.S. Anderson joint.

October 14, 2020

Video game movies are slowly getting better. Within the last two years, we’ve had both Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog hit theaters (at least when those still existed) and hey, neither one was bad whatsoever. However, if you were hoping that Sony’s upcoming Monster Hunter film was going to continue this trend, uhh, looks like you may have placed your hope in the wrong thing.

After releasing a few teasers over the past couple of weeks, the first official trailer for Monster Hunter arrived this morning, and yep, that looks about like I expected. The trailer sees Milla Jovovich’s character and a random group of soldiers investigating what looks to be the disappearance of another group from their company. After some fancy lightning strikes occur, the squad somehow ends up in Monster Hunter Land and has to, ya know, fight monsters. It looks incredibly dumb.


You can check it out right here:

Honestly, nothing about this trailer indicates whatsoever that it’ll be what we’d deem a good movie. The plot is nonsensical and the CGI doesn’t even look that great, which is probably the thing I’m the most let down about. That said, it does seem like it’s shaping up to be one of those flicks that is so bad that it’s actually good.

I mean, we are talking about Paul W.S. Anderson here who also directed a handful of the Resident Evil movies. I don’t think anyone believes that those movies, which also star Jovovich, are actually good, but I do have plenty of friends who love them purely because they’re so bad. So hey, maybe the pure spectacle of seeing rapper T.I. try to fight a Rathalos will prove to be a lot of fun.

Monster Hunter is said to be hitting actual movie theaters later this year in December even though it was previously announced to be pushed back to April 2021. I guess Sony Pictures just assumes Covid is over now and people will run back to theaters? Either way, be sure to let me know what you think about this nonsense in the comments.

Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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