Tian Yin is accidentally impregnated and inside his stomach is the demon king, who everyone wants to take control of. Xiao Lan is a monster hunter and she tries to protect Tian Yin from all the monsters. Her goal is to take the demon king for herself and sell it at a good price. However, both develop feelings for this demon king.
Cast & Credits
At first, I thought it was like ~How to Train Your Dragon ~; kind of movie since it started out with dragon-like creatures. Then it switched over to the human side of the story. Throughout the film, my eyes were glue to the screen. The whole time I thinking that "oh my gosh, that little creature is so cute!!" ; The story plot was not a stereotypical type of story where the guy and the girl help the monsters. There were twist and turn that lead to so many funny scenes that I had to laugh then rewind and laugh again.
Note: This movie is rate PG-13 since there were some blood, but absolutely no gore or horror.
The movie had two unimaginable characters partner up as the main characters.
The coupling was really cute. I really like the female character since she had power over the male character, which you don't often see in Chinese dramas/movies. I also like the female chief who is in the middle of the story. She is hilarious. The monster couple add more to comedy.
I like their credit music. I also like the song where the monster dance to. I think it's a wrap-up, and it shows more of the adorableness. The sounds were super cute.
I would definitely rewatch the funny scenes. Those who have experience watching wuxia (chinese-style fighting genre) specifically sad endings then you would probably be more relief to watch this afterward. Those who needs a break from watching serious shows, check this one out.
I hope you all enjoy the movie like I did. Cross my fingers and hope they make more of this kind of movies.
Okay, admittedly I did go into this movie thinking that it was probably going to be a bit of a try hard movie and that the graphics wouldn't be that great – I’d just attempted watching Shark Boy and Lava Girl. But oh. How wrong I was.
After finishing to the end I could 86% believe that half of the monsters in this were real creatures, the special effects are sweet as pie. The smaller monsters were more realistic then the bigger ones, but even then they were cool! Heads up and applause to the graphics team cause you guys rock! I’m pretty sure the CGI was more realistic in this film then the stunts were... but then again they used the same kind of method they use in Wuxia films/dramas – lots of wires and stuff. Not that I’m complaining or that this wasn’t done well. I’m just not a massive fan of the unrealistic jumping. I’m writing about a film with monsters why am I complaining about unrealistic jumping omg *dies*
I feel that unlike a lot of monster and human movies this one is a little unique. As the previous reviewer said, the story plot is not the stereotypical story where the guy and the girl find a monster, rescue it and take it home to its mother. Not in the slightest. First of all the main female wants to sell the baby monster, bye bye small cute creature! Not to mention that this is a female lead with guts and point object to kill you with. I can not express how happy female leads in Asian films/dramas, who aren't pansies, make me feel. The role reversal of the leads was just perfect and slightly comedic, I love'd that they let the female have power over the male as it's not a common sight in Asian film. The idea that it's the guy who has to give birth and it's the woman who has to protect him and his child is the absolute bomb.
And then the monster child itself? I melted. I don't think it's legal to make a radish that cute... If any one can find a supply of these adorable monsters can you catch me one? I'm melting into a squishy goo just thinking about that little critter! Ahhhh!
In addition the sideline stories are also awesome, it's hard not to give these away sooo... the couple they meet in the inn are adorably stupid - the woman made my day. As well as the female leads rival monster hunter and his pursuit of the queens protectors. Ugh. It makes me so happy.
I don't know who the actors are so I feel like I can't compare them to previous roles or anything. However, whoever they were did pretty good jobs. Jing Boran was good at being pregnant and had a lot of comic relief. I think my only issue is that they sometimes seemed to forget that his character was meant to be disabled and use a leg brace thing... other then that he was pretty good. Bai Bai He, who was the female lead, was alright. Nothing really struck me as amazing about her acting but it wasn't bad. If that makes sense... However I think it may have been more to do with the scenes she was given then her acting skill. But I'm not sure, as I said I've not seen them act before.
The music was awesome~ From the ridiculous songs which the monsters sang to the actual soundtrack. I think that the music was just the icing on the cake. It made adorable perfect scenes even more perfect and adorable :3
This is definitely a film I recommend seeing! I don’t understand how there wasn't a bigger thing about this because it was pretty god damn awesome. The way it ended made me think that there could be a second film *crosses fingers*