Because Monster Hunter bombed at the box office, they're never, ever making a sequel.

Because Monster Hunter bombed at the box office, they're never, ever making a sequel. Instead, ideas for the sequel are being rolled into In the Lost Lands, and its planned future sequels. That's why a crew member said the movie was "legit like his last movie but with werewolves". This explains why some people on here were claiming they heard that MH2 was being filmed in Poland.

This is the best possible situation because George R.R. Martin fans are famously way more chill and easy to deal with than gamers.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Paul WS Anderson has been successfully ignoring the autistic screeching of Resident Evil fans for over 20 years, MH fans can't stop him either. Anyway I think they should've gone ahead with a sequel, the first one flopped solely because of covid

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      paul ws anderson is too busy making gorgeous babies with his ukroid wife to care about what anyone thinks,

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      resident evil fans don't actually exist. what you have is a collective of gamers who play anything with the label "horror" and have a double-digit iq of 80 or lower. there are people who checked out the tie-in media, but those are regular filmgoers and not avid franchise enthusiasts.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >they're never, ever making a sequel.
    Thank heavens!

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The movie was pretty cool when it was a soldier stuck on a big rock in the middle of a desert on an alien world, with seemingly invincible monsters waiting to kill her as soon as she left it, and accompanied by a native barbarian who doesn't speak english. Was a pretty cool horror movie, even if it didn't really have much to do with monster hunter. But as soon as it stopped being that the movie went to shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >But as soon as it stopped being that the movie went to shit.
      This is an interesting observation. The third act of the movie is a major problem, and the first half of the movie where it's just these two characters who can't speak to each other, trying to the right thing by the standards of their respective cultures, is actually an interesting movie.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      one of the coolest parts of monster hunter is their society, what little we got of that was interesting, the soldier plot just got in the way and is insulting to the audience. like we wont be able to comprehend a different world so we have to bring troops in for the audience

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't see how it's insulting. Mortal Kombat and Alien vs Predator used the exact same plot. In fact, Artemis and Hunter are blatantly based on Lex and Scar from AvP. Two characters from different worlds who can't speak each other's language, but they form a bond.

        It's funny because with AvP people complained that Lex wasn't a marine. But with Artemis they complain that she's a soldier. So it seems like a no-win scenario.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          its not necessarily that they're soldiers its that the writer doesn't think a movie can exist on another world without a conduit for the audience because we wont be able to relate. it doesn't have faith in its ability to tell a story with the source material. its not creative enough to use the world its seemingly adapting

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Isn't that the main reason why comic, anime and video game adaptations fail miserably, because the director and writers don't believe in the source material? I remember reading even some actors felt wearing superhero suits was embarrassing. Why one would even bother and try to adapt something if they think the source material is silly or embarrassing?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Most popular adaptions don't particularly care for the source material. Conan, NeverEnding Story, and Disney's animated classics just did their own thing.

              Adaptations fail because they suck or make choices normies don't care for.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Don't think it's unfair to compare disney animated classics to whatever paul ws or netflix are doing?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's based on the Metal Gear Solid game where Big Boss fights Monsters in the MH world.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What's interesting about it? It's just people killing dinosaurs that somehow haven't gone extinct despite constant hunting.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It feels like they toss all the MH society stuff in the last 20 minutes, and if you're not already familiar with the game, you have no idea what's going on or who any of these people are. Also, unless I'm remembering incorrectly, I found it jarring that all the characters from MHW seemingly die during the end sequence
      Probably would have worked better if the movie ended with Milla and Tony Ja taking down a Diablos, being rescued and ending just as they get brought to Astera. Instead there's a second climax and a pointless Gore Magala cameo

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The VFX in the last 3-4 minutes of the film get pretty wonky -- it goes from pic related to pic related in the space of like 30 seconds, so I suspect they had some change of plans or ran out of money or Capcom asked for more multiverse teases.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When is Lost Lands coming out by the way?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      According to German sources, September 26. At the Munich Film Week or whatever it's called, a trailer was shown to industry people. But I'd expect joe public to get a teaser trailer closer to March or April.
      https://twitter.com/MarkGInsideKino/status/1748093504788525361

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    From what I've been able to glean from leaks and stuff, it's not just a spiritual successor to Monster Hunter. I think it's possibly a sequel to the RE movies. It takes place in a fantasy world, but one that is post-apocalyptic, with human technology like cars and shit. Plausibly it might take place on Earth in the aftermath of the events of the RE movies. This is sometimes referred to as a "stealth sequel".

    Does Alys = Alice? Maybe not the Alice from the movies, but she could be one of the other clones, or a descendant, or something like that. When the audience hears "My name is Alys", they're gonna be thinking it, aren't they? So why not embrace it?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tár was the better Monster Hunter movie

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    MH is one those movies where it absolutely has problems but a lot of the hate feels like people upset that the movie wasn't what they expected, and its actual merits as a film were secondary.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It was similar with the RE movies. So many people missing out on some of the better B movie trash of our time because they didn't follow the equally trash storyline of the games

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not a particular MH fan so I wasn't disappointed by it not meeting my expectations for what MH the movie should have been. But it should have just been a new IP.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I saw a post on Reddit where an MH fanboy was seething that the film didn't understand the games because there were no cacti for the monstet to eat.

      There are no cacti in South Africa, you frickwit. Like holy frick, it takes literally seconds to google that.

      Also people seething about "our world" being a thing despite this being 100% canon in the games, and also gives a shit?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    david bowie?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've been paying close attention to the demo videos of the Czech Action Crew. There are two stunt/fight teams on the movie. One is Czech Action Crew, the other is some Polish outfit.

    What catches my interest? Okay, so director Paul W.S. Anderson has vaguely talked about a scene taking place under an underpass with incredibly sexy lighting where half Bautista's face is lit, and half in shadow.

    And what are Czech Action Crew doing in videos from August 2022 onwards (when they were doing pre-production on the movie? Fight scenes under an underpass with a female lead being attacked by one or more men.

    There's another motif that also appears in other fight demo videos. A male character in some kind of interior environment like a ship hold or something fighting 13 people, including a female leader/villain character of some kind. Well, we know from Anderson that Arly Jover's "Ash" is the film's villain (she basically distracts the audience from the fact Dave Bautista is plotting to murder Jovovich, and was created for the film). The role was written for a man, but he liked Jover's audition.

    Bear in mind this crew also does other movies, but I'll be very interesting to see if any of this choreography shows up.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Filmmakers are usually bad at adapting vidya because they don't want to admit that they can't produce action films that are as fun as just playing the game they're adapting. Should have focused on practical effects and cool set pieces like Jurassic Park and ditched the empty desert for more jungle or really thick forests. When I say, "Imagine superhuman cavemen who live in a world full of fantasy dragons and mega fauna where they feast and hunt all day" is pic related what comes to mind? People pay to see concepts brought to life, not to see things that are lamer than what they can imagine in their own head or just play on their Playstation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >and ditched the empty desert for more jungle or really thick forests.
      Good luck finding those in Cape Town. I'm pretty sure the jungle scenes in the film were shot on interior sets, but ultimately I don't think the film wanted to be compared too much to Avatar despite absolutely being inspired by Avatar.
      >When I say, "Imagine superhuman cavemen who live in a world full of fantasy dragons and mega fauna where they feast and hunt all day" is pic related what comes to mind?
      So it is worth noting that the hunting for the sake of hunting thing won't fly in a live action movie. It has uncomfortable whaling parallels. So the characters need to be hunting in the sense they're fighting for their lives, so killing these beasts is morally justified to the audience.
      >People pay to see concepts brought to life, not to see things that are lamer than what they can imagine in their own head or just play on their Playstation.
      Interestingly, the next Monster Hunter film seems to be more like the film in the sense that it takes place in the desert, has strange electrical storms, dust storms, that sorta thing.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The biggest challenge at the end of this year turned out to be the project "In The Lost Lands", directed by Paul WS Anderson, DoP Glen MacPherson, Vern Nobles Jr. ASC (2 UNIT), a Hollywood production, carried out on a huge scale in Poland.
    >It was this project that caused another development leap in vision technology.
    https://haasta-pl.translate.goog/?_x_tr_sl=pl&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc
    All the VFX companies working on this sucker are talking about it's like fricking Avatar of virtual production films, some kind of generational leap in visual effects beyond anything you've seen before.
    Which might explain why they ran out of money and had to grovel for more.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This was unwatchable shit with 30 cuts per second like Taken 3 and the later Resident Evils.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It has Doobie White's iconic editing, and some people aren't a fan of that, sure.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The VFX in the last 3-4 minutes of the film get pretty wonky -- it goes from pic related to pic related in the space of like 30 seconds, so I suspect they had some change of plans or ran out of money or Capcom asked for more multiverse teases.

      The new movie has his old editor. According to one leak: "I hope to GOD it doesn't get re-cut into a movie where none of the shots last longer than a second."

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i enjoyed it

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Monster hunter predates League of Legends

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The thing I don't get is how many complaints around the movie basically boil down to "Why did they make this movie on a clearly limited budget?" Why is there limited monster screentime? Budget. Why does the film take place in a desert? Budget. Why is the ending a bit abrupt? Budget. If they'd been given 90-120 million they would have made a very different film.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Okay, so the part that really weirded me out was MH (game) fans claiming that the story is about a human soldier because supposedly the movie had military funding... and it's like "did they watch the movie?" No, no they didn't. Because anyone who watched it would remember that the film is 90 minutes of shitting on the military. Shitting on the working conditions and pay, shitting on their equipment, shitting on their inferiority, and then having them get eaten by monsters.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a very pretty movie. I like the use of macro photography. Lots of extreme close-ups. But the script has issues, and it loses momentum after they meet Ron Pearlman's character.

    The blunt, undeniable reality, though, is that the only reason this movie is shit on is because the game fanbase is upset about it. You don't see people shitting on John Carter. They don't act like John Carter pissed in their cereal.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's like goddamn pottery.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    thought that was the angel of the north from the thumbnail

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I always felt that The Woman King's marketing was aping Monster Hunter a bit.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i only liked the beginning of the movie which was literally just monster hunter and then they introduced the military homosexuals and made it a generic action movie with modern shit in it. i dont even like monster hunter and was annoyed at teh wasted potential. a simple, epic, monster adventure, is it that much to ask for? give kids and manchildren like me something fun once in a while. monster hunter would work really well as a 70s/80s fantasy epic, i can picture it perfectly in my mind

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think ultimately the decision to base the movie around a person from the real world was a flawed one, it's just slightly unnecessary and moves away from the bits of Monster Hunter that are interesting
      In my mind's eye, I can so very clearly see a MH movie that's essentially just Jaws with cavemen and dinosaurs: Movie opens with a secluded village, we see what MH society looks like on the day to day with palicos and whatnots, a cart of grain gets attacked by a Rathalos or something, and then someone from the village + a guild-sent hunter go on a trek to find it and take it down. All you really need are monsters and big weapons, the scenario they came up with for the movie was a creative solution that used real locations and recycled as many sets as they could, but it just didn't do the core concept as much justice as it could have

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        they truly did it in the most lazy/efficent way i guess. but i stand to what i said, that intro was really neat and i went blind into the film, guess thats what made it more dissapointing.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The charges, hunter?

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I liked it and I also enjoyed all the RE movies he made

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't Tak Sakaguchi in this movie? Or was it Tony Jaa?

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