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Monster Island (2017)

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When young Lucas finds out he's not really a human; the news changes his whole world. Especially since his first monster transformation happened in front of the most popular kids at school!

Director:

Leopoldo Aguilar

Writers:

Billy Frolick, Alicia Núñez Puerto (additional writing)
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Credited cast:
Johnny Rose Johnny Rose ... Norcutt (voice)
Katie Leigh ... Carlotta / Patrick's Mom (voice)
Fiona Hardingham ... Veronica (voice)
Jenifer Beth Kaplan ... Melanie / Cameron's Mom / Child Patrick / Monster #4 / Monster #13 (voice)
Michael Robles Michael Robles ... Cameron (voice)
Joey Camen ... Shiro / Fergus / Mayor's Assistant (voice)
Wally Wingert ... Kuro / Lagoon Monster (voice)
Chuck Kourouklis Chuck Kourouklis ... Durgo / Dock Master (voice)
Luis Daniel Ramírez Santiago Luis Daniel Ramírez Santiago ... Watson (voice)
Nancy Sullivan Nancy Sullivan ... Dina / Old Lady / Teacher (voice)
Anthony Budai Anthony Budai ... Mayor (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erik Brada Erik Brada ... Giraldo / Mongo
Roger Jackson ... (voice)
Eric Larsen ... Peter (voice)
Phillip Vasquez Phillip Vasquez ... (voice)
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When young Lucas finds out he's not really a human; the news changes his whole world. Especially since his first monster transformation happened in front of the most popular kids at school!

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Country:

India | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2017 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Isla Calaca See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The titular "Monster Island" is just a name. It's actually a peninsula. See more »

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Great storyline and animation.
6 September 2017 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

Monster Island is a great film because of its animation and unique story line. I love how the monsters are animated. I also adore the story line. It's something I've never seen before.

Monster Island is about a boy named Lucas who's a monster, but doesn't know it since his dad hid it from him his whole life. His dad has given him a potion to stop him from turning into a monster by hiding it as an inhaler. When Lucas forgets his inhaler at home to go the biggest party of the year, he turns into a monster which scares everyone. Luckily, his dad comes to the rescue with his inhaler which turns him back into a human. His dad explains what's happening and where he got his powers from. Turns out, they're from an island called Calvera. Lucas goes on an adventure to find this island. But will he find it? Watch it to find out!

The animation reminds me of Frankenweenie and Coraline which are some of my favorite Halloween movies. Unlike Frankenweenie and Coraline, Monster Island is all computer animation. However, it looks like claymation. I'm fascinated by the attention to detail. Every monster is unique. There are squid monsters and humongous monsters who tower over people.

I love the characters in this movie. Two of my favorites are the two police officers. I love their banter as they try to catch Lucas, but always fail. I love how the pumpkin monster is the "brains" of their team while the deer head monster is the tough dumb one. They had me cracking up the whole time.

The message of this movie is to accept yourself. Lucas' uncle tries to become a monster since he never became a monster. He felt left out because all of his family are monsters, but he isn't. Although his family loves him either way, he still tries to find a way to become a monster through science.

I rate this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 6 to 10. You can find this incredible movie online now so, go check it out. Available on YouTube, Google Play, Budi and more.

Reviewed by Carla P., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.


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