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Love and Monsters (2021)

My fiancée has a tendency for choosing films that sound crap!

Mind Hunters, Dead End, Wrong Turn. She’s also dragged me to the cinema to see Baywatch and Guardians of the Galaxy (a film I knew nothing about before watching it).

What do all of these films have in common? They all turned out to be really good movies! 👌

Bearing that in mind, on Saturday night Mrs. Screen Room Movie Podcast (to be) showed me the trailer to a new film on Netflix called:

Love and Monsters (2021)

I watched it expecting to say my usual “Nah!” actually looked pretty good. It turns out, it really is!

If you haven’t seen it, it stars Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner), Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy) and the young Ariana Greenblatt (Avengers: Infinity War) among others.

This is what it’s about:

After Earth shoots several missiles at an Astroid that’s threatening to destroy the planet, the resulting success and destruction results in a chemical fallout that turns all cold-blooded creatures into man eating monsters that kill off 95% of human life.

Seven years later, a battle inexperienced young man named Joel (Dylan O’Brien) leaves the safety of his colony and sets out to find his girlfriend, a girl who lives 85 miles away and who he hasn’t seen since “the event”.

Despite recognising a couple of the main stars of this film, I watched it expecting it to be nothing more than a slightly more expensive B-Movie. I was wrong.

The story’s really good, the characters are well rounded and the CGI is surprisingly good!

If you like films like Zombieland (2009), Annihilation (2018), Evolution (2001), Road Trip (2000) and I Am Legend (2007), imagine chucking them in a blender and mixing them all together. This is as close to the end result as you’d get.

I definitely recommend ignoring the title and giving it a watch. 👍

Seen it? Let me know what you think.👇

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