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Underrated monster film is becoming one of the biggest movies on Netflix

Niamh Shackleton

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Underrated monster film is becoming one of the biggest movies on Netflix

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Just because a movie doesn't go down well with critics, doesn't mean the audience won't enjoy it.

There's a number of cult classic movies that flopped with film critics at the time of their release, but still went on to become household favorites with fans.

Some of these include National Treasure, Big Daddy, Venom and Robin Williams' Hook - and it looks as if Monster Hunter is joining the list too.

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The film hit cinemas back in 2020 and has since been added to Netflix.

At the time of writing, Monster Hunter is ranking as number three on the streamer's global top ten, behind Michael Fassbender's The Killer and the new festive film, Best. Christmas. Ever!

The synopsis for Monster Hunter, which stars the likes of Milla Jovovich, T.I., Meagan Good and Hellboy star Ron Perlman, reads: "Captain Artemis and her group of soldiers are pulled into a world where dangerous monsters and humans co-exist.

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"Grappled by danger, they must find a way to escape with help from a mysterious hunter."

It's based on the video game series of the same name by Capcom.

Milla Jovovich stars as Captain Artemis. Credit: Sony
Milla Jovovich stars as Captain Artemis. Credit: Sony

Monster Hunter's popularity on Netflix has comes off the back of it having a measly 44 percent on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer.

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But, in contrast to this, it has a more optimistic 70 percent as its audience score.

One reviewer on the site hailed Monster Hunter as being 'well worth a watch'.

They penned: "Monster Hunter is thrilling and exciting throughout. There is an also constant sense of danger and the actors do a great job of appearing afraid but tough enough to keep going. Well worth a watch."

Noting the critics dislike of the movie, someone else said: "Once more, look at the audience score, and not the moronic critics'.

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"Is there a story? Well, more of a plot than a story, but if you've played the games, it's already more than you'll expect."

Meanwhile, someone else went as far as hailing Monster Hunter as being 'one of the best video game movies in the Universe'.

Netflix viewers have been loving the 2020 movie. Credit: Sony
Netflix viewers have been loving the 2020 movie. Credit: Sony

But, if you're not in the mood for a movie this weekend, there's a Netflix series that people are still going mad for years after its release.

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And that series is Dark.

The German-special original series from the streamer left viewers 'hooked' upon the release of its first season six years ago.

There's a total of three seasons to watch, all of which are still available to stream on Netflix.

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Netflix

Niamh Shackleton
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