Theatrical Reviews

Little Monsters Review

Little Monsters 1

Studio:
Altitude Film   

What’s It About?
A failed musician attempts to win over primary school teacher by joining them on a school trip, only to end up in the midst of a zombie outbreak.   

Who’s In It?
Alexander England (Gods Of Egypt, Alien: Covenant)
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Force Awakens, Black Panther, & more recently Us)   

Other notables include:
Josh Gad (Frozen, Beauty And The Beast, & more recently Murder On The Orient Express)   

Director: Abe Forsythe (Ned, Down Under)   

Audiences Expect:
Zombie fare is pretty common place these days, but Aussie writer and director Abe Forsythe has managed to create something a little fresher and certainly funnier than we are used to in this genre with his latest movie.
Little Monsters sees failed death metal musician Dave forced to crash at his sister’s pad. After yet another screw up, his sis insists that he take his nephew to school, where he falls head over heels for their stunning and classy teacher Miss Caroline – so much so in fact that he volunteers to join them on their school trip to a safari park.
Unfortunately for all concerned, the park is adjoining a military installation where all kinds of nefarious things go on, and on that particular day, events get out of hand and the whole place suffers a zombie outbreak.
Trapped in the park with deeply sinister kids’ presenter Mr Giggle, a bunch of kids, and the woman he wants to win over, could this be the day that man-child Dave comes of age?
Although it is not really treading any new ground, the film manages to overcome this with some wonderful central performances notably from Alexander England and Lupita Nyong’o, as well as some lovely kids and a great comic turn from Josh Gad. Incredibly the comedy manages to last the full distance, resulting in Little Monsters being a surprising gem of a film.   

In A Nutshell:
Great performances and a consistently funny script throughout ensure that Little Monsters has plenty of bite.   

Highlight:
The witty script
The performances   

Lowpoint:
N/A


Certificate: 15

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