With Guillhermo Del Toro’s epic monster movie hitting cinemas this weekend, alongside Monsters University in the UK, it’s definitely a time to celebrate movie monsters.
And while Pixar’s latest will no doubt appeal to younger fans, the reviews of Del Toro’s effects-heavy actioner, starring Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam, suggest that it’s an incredible in-theatre experience, and one that will likely delight fans of the genre, as well as those who appreciate Del Toro’s canon of work.
As we suspected from the earliest trailers, Del Toro has created an immersive futuristic world that perfectly underpins the events of the movie, and serves an incredible and appropriate backdrop for the epic battles between monsters and machines.
The acting is impressive, the effects often astonishing, and the soundtrack is a joy. If anyone ever doubted Del Toro’s credentials to make a big budget monster movie, they can count themselves well and truly bested…
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