Parents' Guide to

Monster Hunt 2

By Alistair Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Chinese action-adventure sequel has mild fantasy violence.

Movie NR 2018 110 minutes
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A feast for the eyes although not perhaps the brain, this movie proved to be a box office smash in China despite its thin plot and perpetually confusing story world. Director Raman Hui previously worked on the Shrek movies during his time at Dreamworks, and it shows. The animation here is truly impressive. A vibrant cast of monsters co-exist alongside humans in scenes that seamlessly blend both action and comedy into the movie's many, many set pieces.

Where Monster Hunt 2 falters is a lack of a coherent story, with almost every lead character meandering their way through various twists and turns that add little. Also there isn't much of an antagonist, leaving it light on tension, stakes, and a payoff. Younger viewers may be taken in by its brightly colored show-stoppers regardless. And any parents who are fans of world cinema will at least find out what it's like to watch Hong Kong dramatic legend Tony Leung (The Grandmaster and Red Cliff) enjoy himself in a knockabout family movie.

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