Monster Brawl (2011)
Director: Jesse Thomas Cook
2.5 / 5 zedheads
Just the title brings to mind an epic monster mash for the modern age. Eight monsters based on classic icons battle it out in a wrestling ring at a cursed cemetery. Sounds pretty fantastic, doesn't it? Even the buzz out of its screening at Toronto After Dark 2012 was positive. Now, imagine my disappointment when I finally picked up the DVD. Despite the hype, this Canadian monster movie / pay-per-view wrestling match never delivers the goods. Despite bringing together eight fighting monsters, Monster Brawl is a lightweight snooze-fest.
|Mummy will always find out where you've been|
|Won't be getting off early today. He's swamped.|
|Hello ladies, meet the 1980s|
Actually, let me amend that last paragraph. Monster Brawl also has zombies going for it. In addition to Zombie Man, the undead wrestler who squares off against Frankenstein's monster, there's a full-scale zombie rising scene that's generally impressive. However, within the context of Monster Brawl, the zombies are lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.
Monster Brawl is simply one feature-length sleeper hold. It put me down for the count.