In a dystopian world where monsters have taken over the earth, Joel learns that his high school girlfriend is just 85 miles away. It would take him 7 days to make the journey to his camp and a number of guns to fight the hideous creatures.
The problem — in a reality where everything’s trying to kill you, Joel’s not really good at being a hero in the face of danger.
On his journey to Aimee’s camp, Joel quickly has learn what it means to roll with the punches and adapt to nature’s new rules of survival.
“Good instincts are earned by making mistakes. If you’re lucky to survive a few mistakes, you’re gonna be okay out there.”
In the end, Dylan O’Brien makes a fantastic protagonist and leads the movie well till the end! His talent first shined brightly in the 2014’s blockbuster The Maze Runner.
A special mention to the duo Clyde (Michael Rooker, who recently played Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy) and Minnow (Ariana Greenblatt), who are definitely the kind of friends you want to have beside you at the end of the world!
Love and Monsters is effortlessly funny, the right blend between unpredictable and predictable, full of memorable scary surprises and perfectly seasoned characters.
It’s worth noting that the movie has an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and it is well-deserved. You’re in for a treat when you press play!
My score: 8/10 🍿
What to watch next: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016), Bird Box (2018), A Quiet Place (2018), Zombieland (2009), Shaun of the Dead (2004)