When Lt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported to a new world, they engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers. Feature film based on the video game by Capcom.


Paul W.S. Anderson


Paul W.S. Anderson, Kaname Fujioka (video game series)
129 ( 12)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Milla Jovovich ... Artemis
Tony Jaa ... Hunter
Ron Perlman ... The Admiral
T.I. ... Lincoln (as Tip "T.I." Harris)
Diego Boneta ... Marshall
Meagan Good ... Dash
Josh Helman ... Steeler
Jin Au-Yeung ... Axe
Hirona Yamazaki Hirona Yamazaki ... Handler
Jannik Schümann ... Aiden
Nanda Costa ... Lea
Nic Rasenti ... Captain Roark
Clyde Berning ... JSO V22 Pilot #1
Paul Hampshire ... JSO Soldier #2
Schelaine Bennett Schelaine Bennett ... Comms Officer E3 Sentry


While on a peril-laden mission to track a missing team of soldiers, the hard-as-nails U.S. Army Ranger, Captain Natalie Artemis, and her elite brothers-in-arms find themselves transported to an alternate universe. There, trapped in a barren desert-world rife with formidable adversaries and subterranean sand-dwelling beasts, for the first time, Captain Artemis and her squad are shocked to discover that their otherwise destructive military weapons are now entirely inadequate to take down the enemy. But, unexpectedly, in their desperate battle for survival, the team stumbles upon a mysterious local huntsman, whose superior combat skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the mighty creatures. Is there an escape from the prison realm? Above all, what does it take to become a fearless monster hunter? Written by Nick Riganas

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of creature action and violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Milla Jovovich's seventh movie based on a videogame. See more »


When the Rathalos rips the turret off of the M-1 Abrams tank, the crew can be seen wearing Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) helmets. The crew would have been wearing Combat Vehicle Crewman (CVC) helmets with integrated headphones and a microphone for internal and radio communications. See more »


Marshall: They're everywhere!
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the movie, around the 1 minute 30 seconds mark, the following message appears: "IT IS ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT BEHIND THE PERCEPTION OF OUR SENSES, NEW WORLDS ARE HIDDEN OF WHICH WE ARE TOTALLY UNAWARE" See more »


White Lightning
Performed by George Jones
Music and Lyrics by The Big Bopper (as J.P. Richardson)
(c) Glad Music
Courtesy of Peermusic (Germany) GmbH
(p) 1959 Mercury Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Courtesy of Universal Music GmbH
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When you're on a bad acid trip at 8, but need to hand in your screenplay at 9.
17 February 2021 | by Top_Dawg_CriticSee all my reviews

When you see the movie trailer, you can't wait to see this film. When you see this film, you'll wish you stopped at the trailer.

Aside from the outstanding visuals, effects and landscapes, the awesome cast was wasted on an infantile convoluted screenplay riddled with plot and technical issues. There's hardly any coherent continuity in the writing, and the ridiculous long dragged out and unnecessary scenes made the 103 minute runtime feel over 3 hours long. I don't mind mindless entertainment, but when I feel a 5th grader could've come up with a better balanced script, the entertainment becomes annoying.

Writer, producer and director of the Resident Evil franchise Paul W. S. Anderson, also cast his wife Milla Jovovich, as well as Tony Jaa and Ron Perlman. As a seasoned filmmaker, his directing was horrible. The fighting action scenes had the worst and amateurish choreography I've seen in a long time. I feel bad for Tony Jaa to have this nonsense on his resume. Many scenes could've been cut down and/or omitted so the runtime be no more than 85-90 mins, as that's all this story - if you can even call it that, would be able to fill.

Anderson's writing was horrid, as mentioned above, and my heading "When you're on a bad acid trip at 8, but need to hand in your screenplay at 9" is the most realistic for this meme. I'm a fan of the Resident Evil franchise, but I'm not sure how anyone who read Anderson's script could've said "this is awesome, let's start filming!". It's a shame because I know this had a big budget, and unfortunately it would've been better served donated to some cause instead of this garbage. It's a very generous 5/10 from me, all going to the visuals and the cast, who I feel sorry for. If you want to have any enjoyment with this one, throw on your favorite up-beat album on the stereo, and play this film muted as its music video.

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Release Date:

18 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monster Hunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Western Cape, South Africa See more »


Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,201,269, 20 December 2020

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2.39 : 1
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