Monster Hunter meets Hollywood: gamers feel betrayed

With Monster Hunter: World, Capcom has finally made the action role-playing game a huge success. The film industry has also become aware of the series – the first teaser trailer for the official Monster Hunter film is already online. However, it fails with the fans – for good reason, as it turns out.

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Monster Hunter – the movie: First teaser trailer released

Monster Hunter: World has been around for almost 3 years – and yet the game is still very popular today. This is not least due to the fact that the developers provide new content, monsters and challenges for their hunters at regular intervals.

With Monster Hunter: World, the game series appealed to a significantly larger audience – which has meanwhile also got around in the film industry. There has been one for some time Live-action adaptation of the universe planned. Now there are the first moving images of the Monster Hunter implementation, in the form of a 16-second trailer:

The short video snippet shows a small group of apparently well-equipped soldiers with assault rifles, who are attacked by a Diablos and then open fire.

New trailer for Monster Hunter triggers Shitstorm among fans

However, the first trailer for the film did not go down well with fans of the Monster Hunter series. The video has now been viewed around 1.5 million times, two thirds of viewers left a negative rating.

In the YouTube comments, the fans let their displeasure run free:

  • "What the hell is that?!" – ZeropXepher
  • "The only thing I like about the trailer is the roar of Diablo" – Mikewind
  • "Has anyone from production even had a look at the game?" Safrican ioi
  • "This is an insult to all Monster Hunter fans in the world" – Sadek Merchant

Judging by the first trailer, the screenwriter and director Paul W. S. Anderson seems to allow himself some "artistic freedom" in the implementation in order to make the film more compatible with the masses. But does it take Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich, who goes on a monster hunt with a minigun mounted on a Humvee?

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Hopefully this scene is just an outlier down and doesn't reflect the overall quality of the film. Otherwise, some Monster Hunter fans are likely to go on the barricades.

We don't have to wait long for the end result. According to the writing in the teaser, the film should will be launched in December 2020.

Robert Kohlick
Robert Kohlick, GIGA expert for gaming hardware, PCs and laptops.

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