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.

Latest Blog Posts

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The Octopus: Character Profile

One of my favorite aspects of filmmaking is the personification of animals. Since anyone can play voice acting over animation stills or live-action footage, it gives us the ability to relate to characters who are from different species. This opens up oodles of possibilities for symbolism for our stories. In many circumstances, the animal charactersContinue reading “The Octopus: Character Profile”

Paving Your Own Path

Addiction and repetition are both plagues that can’t be faced alone. Many of us amount to living predictable lives because it’s not easy to pave our own paths. The truth is, there are no external sources in the world that are going to make you feel fulfilled in life. That person you like is notContinue reading “Paving Your Own Path”

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.