Monster Island on DVD
As the nights are drawing in, I love snuggling up with the girls on the sofa and watching a film together. We have our favourites which we are happy to watch over and over again. But sometimes, it is nice to watch something new. Last weekend we were sent Monster Island from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment to watch on DVD. Here is what we thought of it….
The film follows Lucas – a young boy, trying to fit in with his classmates. However, Lucas soon finds out that he is not really a human and transforms into a monster. This happens right in front of the most popular kids at school. He then confronts his father, who has been keeping their monster identities a secret. His father tells him that they are from an island called Calvera, so Lucas runs away to find the island. On Monster Island, Lucas learns about his routes as he meets his family and other monsters.
The message behind the story is all about finding your place in the world – being different and accepting yourself for who you are. I would say that the film is ideal for younger children – mine aged 4 and 6 both enjoyed it. There are lots of monsters, none of which are particularly scary. This would probably put off many older children from the film, but at the same time it meant that mine could enjoy watching the film without being too scared.
The story is fairly predictable and unsurprising, so less to keep grown-ups entertained. However, if you are looking for something to watch over half term, or to get you in the mood for Halloween, the Monster Island could be just the ticket.
Disclaimer: We were sent Monster Island on DVD to review, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.