Fifth about The Seventh

Love and Monsters

Love and Monsters: to its credit, Michael Matthews’ film doesn’t pretend to be anything except exactly what it is: a silly, old-fashioned adventure, in this case, set in a post-apocalyptic world filled with giant insects and beasts. It is entertaining, for what it is: the main character is charming, the monsters are properly scary and varied, the action sequences are thrilling. Dylan O’Brien makes a winning hero, self-deprecating and heroic in his intent, if not in his actions, mostly. Jessica Henwick is mostly stuck being just the love interest, but she justifies his obsession and decision to make a journey against all odds. The film generally looks good (even if costumes are too clean and new), particularly the visual effects that create the oversized monsters, which are detailed and scary in the right measure.

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