A Brilliant Monster (2018) Movie Review
Written By: FR
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: F.C. Rabbath
Writers: Adam Bertocci, F.C. Rabbath
Producers: Dennis Friebe, F.C. Rabbath, et. al.
Date Released: June 16, 2018
Bill Kelly as John Logan
Dennis Friebe as Mitch
Tatiana Warden as Mitch’s Mother
Alea Figueroa as Sophie
Evette Young as Escort
Dina Najjar as Laura
Joy Kigin as Abby
Rating = 3/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
A Brilliant Monster (2018) follows the story of Mitch Stockridge who is a prominent author that writes inspiring and helpful ideas which help people globally. What Mitch doesn’t tell people is how he comes up with these ideas. It is revealed that Mitch receives his ideas from a monster which he keeps in his house. If you feed the monster, it will give you something in return but there is one issue, the monster is fed with blood.
A Brilliant Monster (2018) incorporates very minimal blood and gore. In fact, the film is better classified as a thriller rather than a horror film. The only element that may classify the film within the horror genre is the fact that there is a monster. Furthermore, the only scenes which are remotely gore related may be ones which involve feeding someone to the monster .
The Grave Review
Upon first viewing, A Brilliant Monster (2018), one cannot help but think of The Little Shop of Horrors. The only difference is that the main character, Mitch was attempting to gain exposure in his career. The plot, itself, was fun but seemed to be unoriginal. Nevertheless, the execution of the plot was respectable. The saving grace of the film came from the other cinematic aspects such as the performances and general atmosphere.
As to the performances, Mitch (Dennis Friebe) did a commendable job. The film puts a lot of reliance on Friebe’s character through the film, so we respect his efforts and hard work for that role. In addition, Friebe provides a balanced character which the audience will enjoy watching while providing some mystery to the character’s persona as a whole.
Further, the atmospheric environments, post-production edits and cinematic camerawork were well-done. However, perhaps the fact that the film relied so much on Friebe’s character that the film just didn’t carry its weight throughout the entire film. Nevertheless, A Brillian Monster (2018) is entertaining enough and worth a watch.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives A Brilliant Monster (2018) three graves out of five graves.
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