‘Love and Monsters’ is a 2020 adventure monster film staring Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf), Jessica Henwick (The Defenders), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Ariana Greenblatt (Avengers: Infinity War).
The world has been hit with an asteroid causing bugs and other creatures to mutate several times their size to monstrous size. 90 percent of the human population has been wiped out within a year and, the survivors have been forced to live underground in colonies. Joel (O’Brien) decides to go to the surface and travel 85 miles (7 days) to his girlfriends colony, who he hasn’t seen in seven years. The hard part isn’t the 85 mile trek but surviving the monster infested surface.
Think of ‘Daybreak’, ‘Zombieland’, and ‘Warm Bodies’ all mixed together. It’s the end of the world (essentially), and a kid is doing whatever it takes to find his girlfriend (take ‘Daybreak’). He has a list of rules to survival (‘Zombieland’), and it has the same sense of humor as ‘Warm Bodies.’ Honestly I was surprised at how good this movie is. The monsters look a little cheesy, but that’s the only downfall. It’s fresh, funny, and a light hearted post apocalyptic movie. Plus the main character teams up with a furry four legged friend, and who wouldn’t like that? You can currently find it in Redbox, I give it a 7.5
‘Fantasy Island’ is a 2020 horror/mystery movie based off of the 70’s show with the same name. Guests come to an island where their biggest fantasy comes true, no matter how impossible it may be. Once the fantasy starts it must play out till the end, no matter how deadly it may be. ‘Fantasy Island’ stars Michael Pena (Jexi, Ant-Man), Maggie Q (Designated Survivor), Lucy Hale (Truth or Dare), Austin Stowell (Catch-22), Portia Doubleday (Carrie), Jimmy Ouyang (Crazy Rich Asians), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Charlotte McKinney (Baywatch).
‘Fantasy Island’ is produced by Blumhouse, which they’ve put out some pretty good movies in the past such as ‘Get Out’, ‘Glass’, ‘Happy Death Day’, and many others, so I was pretty excited about this one. The reviews on IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes are pretty low though, so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. ‘Fantasy Island’ surpassed my expectations. I’ve said in other reviews I don’t like to give spoilers, I hate when it happens to me, so I don’t do it. With that said, all I can say it is full of twists. Just when you think you have it figured out, it hits you with another one. It has the same feel as the movie ‘Escape Room’. It even teases at the end that there may be a second one. Honestly it’s a great movie. I give it a 8/10.