If you’re willing to overlook some monstrously big plot holes and logic gaps, this half-animated Chinese blockbuster is an agreeably bonkers, occasionally disturbing cinematic ride. Director Raman Hui was a supervising animator for the “Shrek” films, and his “Monster Hunt” creations have a similar rotund, if slightly more gelatinous, aesthetic.
In a world where monsters and humans can’t co-exist peacefully, we follow the journey of Wuba, a mythical baby monster fated to make peace between the two species. His human escorts are Tianyin (Boran Jing), a hapless but likable fellow who’s mayor of a small town, and Xiaolan (Baihe Bai), a tough-talking female monster hunter. In the film’s most audacious twist, it’s Tianyin who becomes pregnant...Full review >>