Seven years after the Monster apocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.
Review: Dylan O’Brien, Dylan O’Brien, Dylan O’Brien. Ok had to put that out there. Michael Matthews’ Love and Monsters is the rarest kind of movie these days: A fun, imaginative, genre-mashing adventure that was made with a modest amount of big studio money. It is a feel good movie in the most absurd of circumstances. You wouldn’t necessarily expect to find your heart swell and a multitude of laughs from a wasteland world full of giant monsters but hot damn, Matthews makes it happen. Love and Monsters is an excellent display of O’Brien’s infectious imagination and comic energy.
Verdict: Worth the Popcorn