An Old Friend
Love and Monsters (2020)Monster Problems (original title)
PG-13 | 1h 49min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 16 October 2020 (USA)
In a monster-infested world, Joel learns his girlfriend is just 85 miles away. To make the dangerous journey, Joel discovers his inner hero to be with the girl of his dreams.
I liked this film (7 out of 10 Stars). While the number and type of monsters were limited the adventure story made up for it. Not to say the monsters were boring, the few that were shown were fun to see. This film has great production values inclluding the acting of both the humans and the dog. It has all the Hollywood staples, misguided youth, coming of age, bad guy/good guy battle, a guru guide...
Michael Rooker does an amazing job and makes you love him. Dylan O'Brien does a wonderful job playing Joel, a character which you could swear was based on something Jesse Eisenberg would do.
This is the kind of movie you can watch a couple times in a row, put it away for a year and watch it again and its still good. Certainly worth buying and a theater experience would be worth it. Rental may not be enough.
If you like fantasy adventure monster movies, you'll like this one!