“Monster Hunt 2” by Raman Hui. But first, a micro-rant.
There are certain times you wish that a story would end much earlier than it did. And yes, the pre-awareness (Lynda Obst) hysteria at Hollywood tends to take a story or concept as far as humanly possible. Don’t get me wrong, I really do enjoy watching the never-ending stories of the Alien movies but after 1986 many of the prequels/sequels have had little emotional effect on me. I mean, as long as the films has a Ridley Scott-esque look to them (both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are stunningly beautiful) and doesn’t stride too far away from the Alien-universe I’ll probably keep on buying tickets for upcoming films. I guess many of you agree with me when I say that some prequels/sequels should never been made. I guess what I’m trying to say is that ”Monster Hunt 2” fits nicely in to that category of films. And I hope to God that there will never be finances enough to continue the story of Guo Jingmings “LORD”. End of micro-rant.
But before I can properly judge “Monster Hunt 2” we might as well explore the story hiding behind those colorful posters.
The film pretty much continues where it left off so when Song Tianmeng (played by Jing Boran) and Xiaolan parts with the little cute radish monster Huba the two humans go on a quest to find Tianmengs father. On their quest they receive help from new friends and don’t worry Huba will be back. And it seems the white radish is joined by Tony Leungs character Tu Sigu.
I disliked the first film and I really didn’t want to dislike it since I had my hopes that Jiang Wu would actually take the film to a better place. He didn’t. So if the second film is gonna be similar to the first one expect more farts and comedy with reference to obscure Chinese eating habits. Great fun.
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