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Monster Island (film review)

Film: Monster Island
Year: 2017
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Leopoldo Aguilar
Starring: Johnny Rose, Katie Leigh, Fiona Hardingham
About: When young Lucas finds out he's not really a human; the news changes his whole world. Especially since his first monster transformation happened in front of the most popular kids at school!
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF22iX0yocg

My Review:
Having wanted more of a children's movie to watch in order to relax from work and reading all weekend I decided to give a watch to Monster Island having had it on my To Watch list on Netflix for a while and I found it the perfect film to relax to.

The film is about a boy called Lucas who at a party discovers that he is really a monster and that his dad has been lying to him his whole life. Knowing this and finding out about a map to the Monster Island Lucas decides to go and discover the truth about himself and his family. However, when monsters are being kidnapped will Lucas be next?

I personally enjoyed this film a lot more than I thought I would and liked that the animation seemed more like video game graphics as it made it seem a little older and like the films I watched when I was younger. Not only this but by having this style of animation I thought fitted with the idea of the monsters and the different kinds in which there were. The soundtrack was also something in which I really enjoyed with this movie and found myself singing along or wanting to sing along to all of the songs in which I heard and knew, making this film even more enjoyable for me. With the film also showing the father trying to turn back to his monster self in order to find the island and protect Lucas, Lucas having to find out he is a monster and who he really is and what happened with his mother and family and the evil scientist having kidnapped monsters for his experiments this film had a lot to the plot however was easy to follow and kept me wanting to see what would happen next. I also found that there was a character which there seemed to be for everyone wither it is humour from the police or teenage rebellion from Lucas or even the over protective parent and a few others there was a lot for the audience to see and be entertained by.

I did find however that the voice acting didn't seem to always be in time with the monsters and that distracted me a little as it didn't come across the right way however I did manage to ignore this after the first couple of minutes of the movie. I also wish that the watcher got a little more information about Lucas' family as himself and his father left however you don't see much of what happened on the island itself when they decided to leave which is something I wish I saw more of.

Overall, it was a great family movie and one I really enjoyed and really want to see again at another time. I would recommend this movie to families and children who are looking for an animation film to watch and one with an easy story to follow. I would also recommend this movie to those who like monsters and want a comedy film to watch as this would be brilliant for you.

My Rating: 4/5 

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