Love and Monsters does exactly what it sets out to do and does it with enough capability and style to be enjoyable. It's not epic or groundbreaking cinema but it doesn't claim to be.
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The story is simple and told well, and its about things we all could afford to learn.
Joel is a genuinely likeable protagonist but "Boy" is even better.
The monster designs and animation are really impressive quality for a film of this size and budget
It's locations are super distracting and immersion-breaking for an Australian audience.
Some of it's narrative timelines are a bit wonky.
It is unsubtly wearing it's influences on its sleeve and that often begs an unflattering comparison
This weeks podcast is about two of our favourite topics, neatly tied into one rather enjoyable film; Love and Monsters (directed by Michael Matthews) follows the ill-advised journey of our unlikely hero Joel, (Dylan O’Brien) as he leaves the relative safety of his apocalypse bunker to try to reconnect with Aimee (Jessica Henwick), whom he dated briefly before the world went to hell. It’s a surprisingly relevant story in these unprecedented Covid times…
It’s a film of many influences; Part Fallout, part The Last of Us mixed with a healthy dose of Zombieland to boot, which makes for a strange blend but an enjoyable watch. Dion, Peta, Jill and Quinny haven’t decided who the faithful dog of their Apocalypse survival group is, but the odds are currently on Quinny.
As always, thanks to our audience community who joined the conversation live on the Twitch stream and especially any who supported us by chucking a tip in our jar via Ko-Fi. Our recording sessions are streamed live and loud on Twitch each Tuesday night at 7:30pm AEDT!