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Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker




Premiering at Home October 16

Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson (Dylan O’Brien), along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee (Jessica Henwick), who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way. The fun-filled and action-packed adventure also stars Michael Rooker and Ariana Greenblatt.

Featuring: Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, Ariana Greenblatt
86% currently on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/love_and_monsters

This is now available as $19.99 rental.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

That does look pretty fun. It's actually playing at a couple of theatres around Orange County, where I live. But, they are a little out of the way.

I'm 30/70 on wanting to spend $20 to rent this now. While it does look fun, not sure it's worth that much as a rental. It's not something I urgently want to see.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

I watched this last night and really liked it. I was surprised how much I cared about the characters. And the monsters looked great.

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I'm 30/70 on wanting to spend $20 to rent this now. While it does look fun, not sure it's worth that much as a rental. It's not something I urgently want to see.
Amazon & iTunes have it available for purchase (UHD $24.95). Unfortunately it's not MA, so it won't transfer to the other services.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

Originally Posted by TheBigDave
I watched this last night and really liked it. I was surprised how much I cared about the characters. And the monsters looked great.
Brian Duffield writes some pretty good scripts. He also has a film out now called Spontaneous that he directed. He also wrote The Babysitter, Underwater, Jane’s Got a Gun.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

So I bought a ticket to see this on Thursday. Ticket was only $8.50 and the theatre is only about 9 miles away from where I live.

Better than paying the $20 premium VOD price. (Yes I know you're paying for convenience)
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

Just got back from seeing it in the theatre as I said above.

I had a blast. It was awesome. Probably my favorite among all the movies I've seen since theatres reopened. Had a little bit of Tremors and a little bit of Cloverfield in it. It was really fun and kept me engaged. This felt very fresh for the monster genre.

I'd give this an A-

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Old 10-23-20, 08:17 AM
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

LoveDylan O'Brian and Jessica Henwick so naturally I enjoyed this flick.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

I have been itching to see this so y'all have convinced me to use some of my Fandango gift card money to buy this film (or can you only rent right now?). I suspect I will enjoy it very much.

ETA: Sigh...other sites have it for purchase but I use my Fandango GCs on Vudu's site and it is still rental only for a couple more months. By the time I am ready to purchase I bet I can wait a bit longer and Xfinity will offer it to me free (that happened with Trolls World Tour, Bloodshot, and a few other films from earlier in the year). Oh well, I can be patient.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

What a fucking great movie!! Ton of heart and best of all so much fucking fun. Never saw anything with O’Brien, but he was terrific. Everyone was terrific. Best post apocalyptic story I’ve seen in a long time. Shit, was this fun. Wished for more Minnow and Rooker, but what we got was great stuff. Just such an enjoyable, good time movie you could ask for. Absolutely loved it!!

4.25/5 stars.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

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Never saw anything with O’Brien, but he was terrific.
Check out American Assassin. Pretty amazing, sorta like John Wick but less stylized and barely more grounded. And crazy coming off his injury on the last Maze Runner film where he basically got run over by a car.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

O’Brian is great. His charm made The Maze Runner films bearable. One film of his I really enjoy is The First Time co-starring with Britt Robertson.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

Originally Posted by devilshalo
Check out American Assassin. Pretty amazing, sorta like John Wick but less stylized and barely more grounded. And crazy coming off his injury on the last Maze Runner film where he basically got run over by a car.
that’s the one with Michael Keaton, right? Didn’t even know he was in that. Wanted to see that one for awhile now and have it, so no reason not to, but I will check it out sooner rather than later because his charm, wit and growth was perfect in L&M. Thank you.

Back to this one, I see no reason why there can’t be another with all or most of the same players. It was just that good and I think more story to tell with the same charm and post-apocalyptic zaniness as this. I would love another, but if this is it so be it. I will buy this when it’s released physically and hope for some nice extras and a commentary track. It was just that good!
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

Rather enjoyed this one. Hope they make another.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

Originally Posted by Unclejosh
Rather enjoyed this one. Hope they make another.
I'd be up for more Adventures of Merle Dixon and Little Shitkicker.

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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

This is low budget for the genre and all the effects work is during broad fucking daylight for a change. Seeing as it was filmed in Australia, it is questionable how much was actual effects work.

Really enjoyed this. A little bummed it wasn't a tv/streaming series.

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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

This is able to be rented VOD now. I was able to preorder the Blu-ray for $9.99 due to a pricing error, so I’ll just wait another month to watch. Looking forward to it though.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

Wow, what a great find at the Redbox. Smart, sweet and funny Monsterapocalypse teen adventure with Dylan O’Brian and Michael Rooker. Boy treks through a mutated-monster wasteland to reconnect with his girlfriend, with the help of a couple of seasoned strangers and an extremely smart dog. Great monster effects.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

Sounds fun. Pretty mild PG-13, I assume? We have young kids who have seen LOTR, Ghostbusters, etc. and lived to tell the tale.
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Yeah, some swearing and a little bit of violence.
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Sounds fun. Pretty mild PG-13, I assume? We have young kids who have seen LOTR, Ghostbusters, etc. and lived to tell the tale.
Yea, they should be fine with it.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

Originally Posted by devilshalo
Check out American Assassin. Pretty amazing, sorta like John Wick but less stylized and barely more grounded. And crazy coming off his injury on the last Maze Runner film where he basically got run over by a car.
just saw. Excellent. O’Brien is very impressive. Too bad it tanked and won’t get more considering it was a book series.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

I was finally able to buy this via Fandango Now (used gift card) a few weeks back and it was one of the most enjoyable films I have seen in quite some time. The cast was great and I would love to see a sequel. Anyone who was thinking about seeing this but waiting until its VOD purchase price dropped I would say now is the time to pick up this film. What I liked was that it was not gruesome or a downer, chalk it up to the pandemic but for quite some time I have avoided watching things that are too dark. Also, I am a sucker for monster films and this film did not skimp on the monster action.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

What a GREAT movie! Definitely influence by multiple Harryhausen classics. Bought in in UHD on VUDU. My adult son watched it through my account, he said it is his now his favorite movie of the past few years.
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

I watched this tonight and I loved it. It's essentially Zombieland with monsters and I loved Zombieland. This could have been a sleeper hit if it wasn't released during a pandemic. I'd love to see a sequel. 4/5
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Re: Love and Monsters (2020) S: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

We got this as a blind buy stocking stuffer ($5.99 Best Buy Black Friday) and watched it as a family a couple days after Christmas. We all really, really enjoyed it. The kids thought it was a lot like Zombieland (which they've also watched with some muting, skipping, etc.) and we are up for many more movies in this universe to come. We also think it would be really fun to have some sort of space-time portal thing open for a "Love and Monsters in Zombieland" crossover. Let L&M have a sequel so they're both at two, then do a crossover as their third movie each. After that, a final fourth movie for each and a spin-off series on Netflix for both. There, Hollywood, we figured it all out for you. You're welcome!

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