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General Info

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GenresFantasy, Action
Music ByPaul Haslinger
TaglineBehind our world, there is another.
Edited ByDoobie White
Film NameMonster Hunter
StarringMilla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip 'T.I.' Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, Ron Perlman
Directed ByPaul W. S. Anderson
Produced ByPaul W. S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Dennis Berardi, Robert Kulzer, Martin Moszkowicz
Budget in USD60 million
Release Date2020-12-18
Running Time103 minutes
Screenplay ByPaul W. S. Anderson
Content RatingPG-13
Distributed BySony Pictures Releasing
Original TitleMonster Hunter
Box Office in USD25.9 million (as of January 3, 2021)
CinematographyGlen MacPherson
Country of OriginUnited States
Trailer Youtube URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3od-kQMTZ9M
World Premiere Date2020-12-03
Production Company NameScreen Gems
Production Company Website URLhttps://www.sonypictures.com/movies/monsterhunter
In this exciting adaptation of the popular video game series Monster Hunter, the audience is transported to a rich and fantastic world full of huge and deadly beasts. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, this intense, action-packed journey follows Lieutenant Artemis, played by the indomitable Milla Jovovich, and her unit as they enter this dangerous realm. Trapped and desperate, they must adapt and fight for survival against the monstrous inhabitants. The film perfectly brings the game's armor, weapons and monsters to life, immersing viewers in the vast wild landscapes of the Monster Hunter universe. This epic story of survival and adventure is a must-see for fans and newcomers to the franchise. Unleash your inner hunter and immerse yourself in the world of Monster Hunter.


Monster Hunter is a cinematic marvel that transports viewers to an alien realm full of gigantic creatures. Based on the video game series by Capcom, the premise follows the exciting adventures of Lieutenant Artemidio and his loyal companions, who are transported from our world to an unknown world that defies the laws of nature. Confused and outmatched by monstrous predators, they must band together in a monumental fight for survival.
The film is a visual spectacle with breathtaking battle sequences and majestic landscapes. Paul W. S. Anderson, the visionary director of the Resident Evil franchise, captivates audiences with a unique blend of fantasy and reality while delivering heart-wrenching action.
Starring Milo Jovovich as Lt. Artemis and Tony Jaa as a mysterious hunter, the characters electrify the screen as they face off against massive beasts with ingenious weaponry. From giant spiders crawling through the sand to dragons flying through the air, each monster is unique and terrifying, testing the team's strength and unity at every turn.
Monster Hunter is more than a high-octane roller coaster ride. Between his adrenaline-pumping sequences, he explores themes of camaraderie, resilience, and the indomitable courage of the human spirit in the face of insurmountable adversity. This dynamic and immersive narrative journey promises to keep audiences enthralled until the very last frame, making it a must-have for fans of action and fantasy.



'Monster Hunter' "film" screenshots
'Monster Hunter' "film" screenshots
'Monster Hunter' "film" screenshots
'Monster Hunter' "film" screenshots
'Monster Hunter' "film" screenshots
'Monster Hunter' "film" screenshots


After Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal crew are transported by a terrifying sandstorm to a strange faraway world inhabited by dangerous and powerful creatures, they find themselves in the adventurous realm of the Monster Hunter. Populations of all sizes and shapes dominate the land, sea and sky. Realizing the nature of this new world and its immense dangers, Artemis begins a desperate fight for survival.
An unexpected twist comes when she meets a hunter (Tony Jaa), a mysterious warrior who has found a way to fight back. The resilient hunter has faithfully battled these beasts for years. Sincere and stubborn, he becomes Artemis' only hope to find her way home. Under the guidance of a hunter, Artemis learns to navigate this universe, its rules and powerful monsters.
Misunderstandings and conflicts strain their relationship at first, but the common goal of defeating these monstrous creatures and surviving in this treacherous world unites them. Artemis learns how to adapt to her new environment, how to use nature as a weapon, and even how to deal with her traveling companion, Diablo, a dangerous lion-like creature.
The plot is a relentless and energetic story of courage, bravery, unity, adaptation and survival. A biting ride that keeps the audience on edge and creates an emotional rollercoaster where survival is the primary instinct. The reality of a parallel universe and danger at every turn make the stakes real and the journey unforgettable. Monster Hunter is an epic tale of heroism against terrifying strangers.


In the Production section of Monster Hunter, it is necessary to mention the tedious yet enjoyable process of the production track. Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, filming began in 2018. in October South Africa and Namibia were noteworthy for their fascinating landscapes and diversity of wildlife. Paul WS Anderson, an avid fan of the Monster Hunter video game series, said turning the game into a movie was a noble endeavor. The movie went to great lengths to maintain a perfect balance between elements of the original game and new creative inclusions.
The design team carefully replicated the weapons used in the game. This painstaking process involved the creation of monsters, each of which was given a highly detailed design to ensure a realistic version on the big screen. One of the extraordinary monsters is Diablos, a terrifying creature that emerges from the sand.
The post-production stage included complex tasks such as VFX, sound control and editing. A lot of attention is paid to the immersive sound effects, which aim to make the audience feel like they are in the middle of a real monster hunt.
Monster Hunter boasts an impressive cast, including Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa, who underwent extensive training to deliver authentic action sequences. They were supported by an incredible team whose dedication and passion played a big part in making the film what fans had hoped for.


The movie "Monster Hunter" in 2020 December 18 Officially released in the US by Screen Gems. The film, eagerly awaited by fans of the popular video game series from which it was inspired, offers a thrilling and high-stakes adventure that will leave you on the edge of your seat. With acclaimed director Paul W.S. With Anderson at the helm, the impressive world of Monster Hunter comes to life beautifully and successfully translates the intense action and varied creature designs that fans of the series have come to expect and love.
The film's casting also deserves praise, with actress Milla Jovovich giving a stunning performance as Lt. Artemis, perfectly embodying the resilience and tenacity of Monster Hunter's diverse roster of soldiers. Veteran actor Ron Perlman also lends his talents to the film, portraying the Admiral with seriousness and understated humor. In terms of international release, the film was shown in Germany in 2020. on November 26, following local safety guidelines during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges posed by the health crisis, Monster Hunter has also made significant progress overseas, performing well at the Chinese box office, albeit without controversy, which was soon resolved.
Praised for its vivid cinematography, heart-pounding action sequences, and faithfulness to the source material, Monster Hunter is a cinematic treat for gamers and movie buffs alike. For fans of great visual storytelling and intense action-adventure, this movie is sure to hit the spot.


After its release, the movie "Monster Hunter" shocked critics and audiences. Many praised the film for its stunning visuals, intense action sequences, and faithfulness to the source material, especially the realistic portrayal of the game series' monsters. Fans of the game franchise admired the characterization of the fan-favorite characters and praised the film's dedication to capturing the core essence of the Monster Hunter games.
However, not all reactions were positive. Several critics cited a lack of depth to the characters and story, and felt that the film relied too much on action sequences, which negatively affected the coherent plot and character development. Despite an engaging performance from lead actress Milla Jovovich, some critics felt the script was lacking and questioned whether the film would be accessible to audiences unfamiliar with the video game series.
Monster Hunter did well at the box office, especially in Asian markets and other territories where the game franchise has a strong following. Ultimately, the film proved to be a divisive but overall financially successful expansion of the wildly popular Monster Hunter franchise, adding to the ongoing debate about the challenges and potential of adapting video games to theaters.

Cultural impact

The cultural impact of Monster Hunter is far-reaching and astounding worldwide. The fascinating connection can be traced directly back to the origins of the most popular video game franchise, helping fans feel closer to the universe they've grown to love. The film leveraged the game's rich history, delivering a clear narrative that pays homage to the source material while providing an entertaining viewing experience for a wider audience.
Devoted fans of the franchise praised the game's realistic depictions of iconic monsters, acknowledging the obvious effort and attention to detail that went into bringing the creatures to life on screen. The film's visual effects are top-notch and provide truly memorable cinematic moments for fans and newcomers alike. The film greatly influenced cosplay culture, inspiring fans to create their own interpretations of the film's costumes. The level of detail of the weapons and armor in the film gave these creators a lot of resources and ideas. Monster Hunter-themed rallies have become more popular at conventions, further cementing its place among fans.
The film also had a significant influence on the action fiction genre. Its successful adaptation reinforces the idea that converting video games to film can be successful and popular, and encourages other studios to explore the possibilities of other game franchises. Despite mixed reviews upon release, Monster Hunter certainly left an indelible mark on both the franchise's fan base and the wider film industry. The film's cultural impact goes beyond entertainment and seeps into fandom, cosplay, and filmmaking.