Monsternado begs the question: have we gone too far? Because these creature features and horror side shows have gone from Sharknado and Ghost Shark to a devasting tornado that is “infected with prehistoric monsters” formed in the Bermuda Triangle according to First Showing. The answer is “yes.” We’ve gone too far. But you know that’s not going to stop this movie or the plenty that will follow in its footsteps.
Admittedly…the trailer footage doesn’t look bad. It’s a B+ movie but the quality of it doesn’t feel C quality level like some really bad creature features do. That leads me to believe that these people know what they’re doing and they’re leaning hard into having a megalodon, pterodactyl, giant octopus, crocodiles, and weird creepy crawlies that are prehistoric apparently.
But dear lord does it feel like we’ve flown way too close to the sun when it comes to what we’re willing to write and then transform into movies. In a way, it kind of feels stagnant. We’ve done similar films. And I want more. I understand it’s a creature feature. But that doesn’t mean they have to stagnate and give me the same thing again with slightly different packaging.
Chances are I’ll still watch Monsternado though.
Watch the trailer below:
Monsternado is a direct-to-video movie, debuting on November 14, 2023.