Warning: full destroyers will follow for the end of Monster Hunter.In the final act of Monster Hunter, Admiral Ron Perlman explains to Captain Artemis Milla Jovovioch that a large, ancient building called the Sky Tower is responsible for creating the portal she drew. from ‘Our World’ to ‘The New World’, the primary setting of Monster Hunter. While not everyone else from the New World can understand Artemis, the Admiral is able to speak to her as he has studied English from materials introduced by the Sky Tower. from our world.
The Sky Tower is largely based on the Sky corridor introduced in the Monster Hunter Frontier G6 game; a building made by the Ancient Civilization that lived long before the inhabitants of this world. This civilization was incredibly technologically advanced, and they dragged dragons and caves to create huge towers that stretched above the clouds, as well as terrifying bioweapons.
In video games, the Old Civilization was destroyed in the Great Dragon War as the monsters they killed like cattle finally turned. In the film, however, the Admiral suspects that their connection to our world, through the port created by the Sky Tower, may be dependent on their behavior. So the Admiral wants to take down the Sky Tower, and he enlists Artemis to help help him return to our world.
In the games, the Old Civilization trained selected monsters to be the protectors for their images, which is probably why the Sky Tower in the film is protected by what Anderson calls’ Greater Rathalos’ (larger version of the most popular game. Beast). Artemis, along with Admiral and Hunter Tony Jaa, prepares to defeat the flying apple, but Artemis is dragged through the Sky Tower portal back to our world, along with the creature. By itself, Artemis is almost hopeless out, but the Admiral and Hunter come through the port to help her defeat the Rathalos.
In the final moments of the film, a second monster comes through the port: a Gore Magala. Artemis agrees with the Admiral that they must return to the New World to shut down the Sky Tower and prevent other monsters from coming through the port. And, in what seems to be more like tasting a cliffhanger rather than a tricky cut-out spot, the film rolls into beliefs just as Artemis, the Admiral, and the Hunter begins. on their attack on Gore Magala.
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The option to use Gore Magala is well known; it’s a major threat introduced in Monster Hunter 4, and one so dangerous that it could wipe out an entire population. He’s also so rare that he’s one of very few creatures without a category in the game’s playground. In addition, the official books of Monster Hunter have stated that Gore Magala is a young Elder Dragon, one of the main types of monsters that the Old Civilization harvested and tried. This Gore Magala in particular is perhaps one of the monsters trained to defend the Sky Tower, like the Great Rathalos. Alternatively, perhaps the suggestion is that this creature is responsible for the destruction of the Ancient Civilization, considering its fame in the games. Whatever goes on, this series seems to be leading Anderson towards the side he would like to explore in any possible series.
But that’s not all. As the three heroes begin their attack on Gore Magala, they are seen from above with a mysterious hooded figure. Considering that much of the film’s inspiration lies in Monster Hunter World, it appears to be The Seeker, a member of the Wyverian race (humanoids suggested to have originated from Wyverns). In the game he explores the mysteries of Elder Crossing, a ritual that Elder Dragons undertake when they die. Since Gore Magala is a young Elder Dragon, he may be there to see what happens when he is killed.
We then see the Felyne Meowscular Chef arrive on the scene, revealing her fighting abilities. It is not clear, however, whether he went in to support the hunters, or to challenge the figure with a hood. Prior to launching his meat cloak and spice rack in the game Monster Hunter World, Meowscular Chef was Palico’s companion to the Admiral, so it makes sense that he could be a valuable asset in fight, either against Gore Magala or the secret observer. .And that’s about everything. Unlike Anderson’s own Resident Evil films or the plethora of comic book films, there’s not much to dig into here, or much more than a vague promise of ‘more to come’.
For more, be sure to check out our Monster Hunter review, as well as the news of his controversy in China over offensive slur.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.