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MONSTER BRAWL!!! Makes me want to make a monster movie too.

Totally plotless MONSTER BRAWL punches us in the face with a fun but simple concept. The idea is that you turn on your television and watch a wrestling show like WWE but instead of professional wrestlers you are treated to monsters biting each others faces off. SOLD! The makers say it is classic eighties wrestling with classic eighties monsters and they are right. If you like those two things then MONSTER BRAWL will be an enjoyable experience. If you don't then you probably shouldn't be reading this blog.

MONSTER BRAWL excels past its budget limitations because of the talent behind and in front of the camera. Watch the behind the scenes documentary and see what everyone went through to get this movie made. It will give you a deeper appreciation for what you are seeing. For the most part the film achieves the goal of meshing classic monster movies with the excitement of a WWE showdown smashfest. The monsters look great and strategically placing familiar faces from the wrestling world like Kevin Nash and Jimmy Hart into key roles brings success to that goal. At one point Frankenstein and the Wolf Man are going at it in the cemetery busting tombstones over each other and giving us one heckola of a fight. Then it occurred to me that I was really watching Frankenstein and the Wolf Man fighting each other. MONSTER BRAWL suddenly develops a Universal Studios classic monsters movie vibe to it. That is a hard thing to do. Its a thrill to see these two fight to the death. They never really did in the old black and white movies. If they did it was way too short and not much to brag about. MONSTER BRAWL can brag about delivering two classic monsters in an epic fight to the death without it feeling like a cheap generic knock-off.

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