About Movie Monster

My goal with Movie Monster is to share my love of film through my writing.

If you like what you see, be sure to check out some of my content below!

The Shallows

The Shallows is the best shark movie since “Jaws”. Unfortunately that’s not saying much. In the first review produced by Movie Monster, I mention the film’s wasted potential, as the film’s lazy writing overshadows its excellent visual storytelling.

In the this review, I offer an alternative version to the film to fix its lackluster script.

Life of Pi

In this review, I explore the meaning behind Pi’s adventures as he struggles to co-exist with a Bengal Tiger.


This review discusses how the copycat effect can give rise to an urban legend that can be used by criminals and gangs to invoke terror in a community.

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Cast Away

As I revisit my favorite film of all time, I explain how the film uses Chuck’s suffering as a medium for the film’s theme of the five stages of grief. After Chuck Noland becomes a castaway on a tropical island, we see him cope with the separation from his wife Kelly.

The Grey

In this analysis I discuss John’s ability to recognize the gift of opportunity after a surprise plane crash forces him to make choices.