Review Movie Chinese Monster Hunt Hong Kong 3D fantasy
Monster Hunt ( Chinese : 捉妖记) is a 2015 mainland Chinese-Hong Kong 3D fantasy action comedy adventure film directed by Raman Hui, and starring Bai Baihe and Jing Boran.
The film was released in China on 16 July 2015 in 3D and IMAX 3D,and in countries including Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.
Upon release, it became a huge commercial success, breaking numerous box office records, including as the highest-grossing film in China before The Mermaid took the crown in 2016.
It opened in North America on January 22, 2016 in 2D and 3D by FilmRise. A sequel, titled Monster Hunt 2, was released in China in 2018
The film takes place in ancient China, where the Humans existed alongside the Monsters.
They once shared the world in peace and harmony until the Humans drove the Monsters
out from their home, for they sought total dominion over their lands.
Recently, a civilwar took place in the Monster Realm which resulted
in the usurpation of the Monster King’s throne from a treacherous minister,
who later sought the Monster Queen and
her unborn baby, and the Monster Queen fled to the Human Realm.
The story begins with Song Tianyin, an unnerved young village mayor who becomes pregnant with the Monster Queen’s baby, and he encounters an aspiring Monster-hunter named Huo Xiaolan, and they both embark on an adventure to protect the baby from villains of the Human and Monster worlds alike.