ABC Film Challenge – Catch-Up 2021 – A – Ape Vs Monster (2021) Movie Review

Director: Daniel Lusko

Writer: George Michael Phillips (Screenplay)

Starring: Eric Roberts, Arianna Scott, Katie Sereika, Shayne Hartigan, Narek Kirekossian, Irina Pickard, Rudy Bentz

Plot: An ape crash-lands on Earth, which creates a sludge that makes him and a passing scorpion grow to giant-size, resulting in a fight for dominance.

Tagline – The greatest of all time!

Runtime: 1 Hour 28 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Ape vs. Monster starts when a joint US Russia experiment returns to Earth after decades away, the chimp that was piloting the craft has started to grow to enormous size, but remaining contained. Dr Linda Murphy (Scott) and Eva Kuleshov (Sereika) start looking for the truth about what has happened and when another creature starts growing too.

Linda and Eva must lead the charge to stop both the destruction monsters, leading them to a clash unlike anything mankind has seen before.

Thoughts on Ape Vs Monster

ThoughtsApe vs Monster is the cheap version of Godzilla vs Kong, without managing to create the magic of the beauty of the behemoths battling it out. We dive into the scientific side of everything, which borrows the weaker side of Rampage, failing to capture what makes these types of movie so entertaining, watching big monsters fight. The human characters are given more screen time, but with that we get to see just how ordinary they are to the story, leaving everything feeling flat. The CGI doesn’t inspire either, even if we are expecting a lower standard, the Ape looks like anyone could have created within a few minutes, with no care put into what we see. This is a sloppy cash crab that is nowhere near the level it needs to be.

Final Thoughts Ape vs Monster is a sloppy knock off, one of the weakest we have seen.

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