Monster Hunter - Legends Of The Guild
Ten years ago, Aiden was a teenager living in a small mountain village. Since the village is so small and remote, the people cannot afford the time or zenny (the in-world currency) required to go to the nearest Guild-house whenever some minor monster makes a pest of itself. Aiden had taken it upon himself to hunt down these monsters for his neighbors. He is sent into the wild to find the monster that stole some livestock from the village, only to encounter a Velocidrome, a large, blue, Velociraptor-like Bird Wyvern. Aiden is almost eaten by the monster until Julius, a Hunter from the guild, saves him and escorts him back to the village. Soon Aiden learns from Julius that the monster that took the livestock, an anthropomorphic catlike Lynian creature called a Melynx, was the true culprit and the tracks Aiden was following were fake. Aiden finds the hideout of the Melynx, named Nox. Aiden captures Nox and brings him to the village to show Julius. He soon learns from the Wyverian leader that an Elder Dragon, a monster that can devastate the environment and leave mass destruction in its wake, is on its migration path to the New World, which will bring it through Aiden's village.
Monster Hunter - Legends of the Guild
That being said, it does a great job in recreating the experience of playing a Monster Hunter game while expanding on its world in subtle but significant ways. We see more of the day-to-day goals of hunters, trying to do more than just achieve glory and better weapons, like studying a Nerscylla or calculating the wingspan of Lunastra. It also comments on the act of hunting itself in a way the games only hint at. For example, the idea of poaching becomes an important part of the film, as Julius explains that hunters used to kill monsters in excess before the guild was founded, which threw the world out of balance and ruined the ecosystem. If we get more Legends of the Guild movies, this is something that could prove to be a fascinating addition to the lore of the games.
Parents need to know that Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild is an animated adaptation of the Monster Hunter video game that's geared toward younger fans of the franchise. The fantasy adventure features a young monster hunter hopeful who teams up with a group of Guild soldiers. Together they use their wits and skill to fight monsters and save a village from destruction by a fire-breathing dragon. Strong female characters help the team pull off the mission. When characters make mistakes, there are immediate consequences and attempts to make it right. Violence includes large guns/cannons and swords used to battle monsters and moments of peril. Some characters don't survive the final stand against the dragon as they sacrifice themselves to save the others. Kids will learn the value of perseverance, teamwork, and overcoming past mistakes.
In MONSTER HUNTER: LEGENDS OF THE GUILD, humans and monsters live in an uneasy balance. A young aspiring monster hunter named Aiden (Dante Basco) tries to prove to his village and himself that he has what it takes to become a monster hunter. He encounters an Ace Hunter from the Guild named Julius (Brando Markus) who warns him of a migrating dragon destroying everything in its path. They work together to save Aiden's village from impending doom. Along the way, they form a mentor-mentee bond where Julius teaches Aiden the ways of the monster hunters and Aiden reminds Julius of what it really means to be a hunter. The pair team up with other characters who use their brains and brawn to outsmart the monsters and save the village.
Families can talk about how Aiden's assumptions about being a monster hunter were different from the reality he learned from Julius. When have your expectations about something been different from what it was really like?
A short synopsis on Netflix gives us a hint of what the story will be. "A young man named Aiden, who calls himself a hunter, protects his isolated village. One day, he learns that his village is threatened by an Elder Dragon, a monster cloaked in mystery. Needing to find a way to save his village, Aiden leaves his home and sets off on a journey into the unknown along