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Thursday, June 14, 2012

DVD Review: MONSTER BRAWL (2011)


     
MONSTER BRAWL
Written & Directed by Jesse T. Cook
Distributed by  Image Entertainment

  I posted the trailer for MONSTER BRAWL almost a year ago  (see that post here) and stated that this was either going to be the coolest movie ever, or the worst movie ever.   I got a chance to watch the film and I am happy to report that it by no means falls into the "worst movie ever category".   Unfortunately, it doesn't fall into the "coolest movie ever" category either, but come on, that is a pretty bold statement....you can't really expect it to qualify for that kind of accolade!  But...even if it is not the coolest move ever, it was still a very cool film and was a lot of fun.
  For those not familiar with this film, here is the basic plot synopsis from the Image Entertainment website:

Welcome to the world of MONSTER BRAWL, the award-winning monster mash-up and undeniable crowd pleaser of this year's film fest circuit. MONSTER BRAWL features an all-star cast of classic monsters, beloved horror icons, and wrestling royalty in what is being called "the undisputed smack-down hit of this year's bumper crop of comedy horror!"

First off, I have to state that this movie is filmed very well and looks great.   The film stars former wresting veterans, Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart and Kevin Nash.  The acting is so so, but that really doesn't matter, because everyone knows the reason you wanna watch this movie is for the fighting monsters!!  The film is filmed in the style of a pay-per-view boxing or wresting event.   The monsters are divided into classes and pitted against each other in a tournament to decide who is the greatest monster of all!  Each monster, after being introduced, is given a feature that gives a little back story of the monster including the monster's origins.   I found this to be my personal favorite part of the film.  The fighting scenes are pretty good and really, that's about it.   There is not much in term of plot for this film, but there really doesn't need to be.  It's a movie about monsters fighting and that is just what you get! 

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed MONSTER BRAWL and would recommend it.  I have to admit I really enjoyed seeing Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart in this film!  He was always one of my favorite personalities in the WWF when  I used to watch it as a kid, I swear he looks and sounds exactly the same as he did back then!  I don't think that dude ages at all!

MONSTER BRAWL is available now on DVD and Blu-ray and contains the following special features:

*  Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Jesse Thomas Cook and Producers Matt Wiele and John Geddes
*  Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
*  Outtakes


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to order the DVD
CLICK HERE to order the Blu-ray
    

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