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.

Director:

Paul W.S. Anderson

Writers:

Paul W.S. Anderson, Kaname Fujioka (video game series)
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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
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Storyline

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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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 »

Goofs

When CPT Artemis, played by Milla Jovovich, is riding along in her HMMWV, she gets into the turret, which a Commander never does. A gunner sits in the turret and a Truck Commander (TC) or an Officer in this instance, would stay in the front passenger seat. The gunner is the most exposed and the loss of a Commander is highly detrimental to the mission. Her taking the turret position pulls her away from her ability to maneuver her forces, use the radio (they were wearing ear pieces not Peltors which connect to an ASIP radio), or look at a BLUFOR tracker. A Commander using the weapon on top in the turret is always a last resort. See more »

Quotes

Marshall: Saw a dinosaur in a museum one time. It wasn't that big.
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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 »

Connections

References Ultraviolet (2006) See more »

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The Say That in the Army
(c) Public Domain
(p) 2019 Constantin Film Production
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A B Level Film With A Blockbuster Graphics Level.
24 February 2021 | by Impartial-CriticSee all my reviews

A film based on the game franchise "Monster Hunter", where it tells a story of Lt. Artemis who finds herself along with her soldiers teleported to another world full of Mega sized monsters and her attempt to return to our world.

As simple and silly as it may sound, that's pretty much the story here. An equation that almost everyone in Western cinema world and mainly Hollywood fails to understand...when a Game or a Film is created in a certain country in the world and it's a major success, it "Never" means that it'll receive the same success once it gets disfigured by the western touch! Not like ever...I can easily rename the disastrous experiences which clearly no one learns from them. From Resident Evil to Godzilla...etc or even the Ugliness of Hollywood Horror remakes like in the Grudge, Quarantine or The Ring...etc. Each country of cultures adds its own flavor to their films! Even if you insist on remaking a film, stick to the authenticity, Stop shoving fking Americans blindly in every remake and Don't change neither genders nor races in which only ruins the adaptation integrity.

Monster Hunter is a vivid example of such. The film started good, there's absolutely No need for Lt. bs and her pointless platoon! The film could have been authentic and true to the heart of the game if it focused and continued the path of the first few minutes. The film can averagely only be enjoyed by the Monster Hunter Games fans, to me the first 4 mins was Good then followed by bad plot, limited acting skills, lazy script, mindless action and a wide open ending in hope for a second part.

The only good element in this is just the CGI other than that the directing and makeup was a joke...least to say The Admiral looks like an old drag queen, Lt. Artemis and her soldier driver "Dash" never loss their makeup or hair style regardless of the storms, fights with Diablos...etc, Not to mention Dash's fake eyelashes and she's a soldier in battle ffs.

Monster Hunter is a sad and silly mindless fun to kill time without any authenticity to the games which completely lacks the deserved respect to the elements of intelligence of the games fans base.


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Country:

Germany | China | Canada | Japan | South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Western Cape, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,201,269, 20 December 2020

Gross USA:

$15,162,470

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,540,462
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2.39 : 1
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