The Munsters
The Munsters (2022)
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‘The Munsters’ on Netflix – Movie Review: Zombie’s Chipper Techno Punk-Rock Version Is Hilarious

A Groovy Techno-Rock Take on the Munster Story

Review

Total Rating
7.2/10
Overall
7.2/10

The Munsters is a  reboot feature film of the 1960’s sitcom and its subsequent derivatives. It is written and directed by Rob Zombie, and it stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips and Daniel Roebuck.

Trailer of The Munsters (2022)

It is inevitable…. a contagious laughter kicks in with this faaabulous comedy movie.

The Munsters
The Munsters (2022)

Premise

Lily is on the dating scene and lands a rendezvous with the charming Mr. Orlock, who is “loaded to his fangs”. However, Lily is not smitten by this bachelor’s charms, and continues her search for The One. Luck is on her side when she meets the TV and music celebrity Herman – a product of Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang. Lightning strikes between them while they sing in duet I Got you Babe at a club, and much to Grandpa Munster’s dismay the two love birds soon get wed. After honeymooning in Paris, they now head off to L.A. to make it big in Tinsel town.

Movie Review

The Munsters
The Munsters (2022)

Rob Zombie has pulled off creating a comedy hit with his version of The Munsters. Set somewhere between the late 20th and early the 21st centuries (judging from the soundtrack), it is a colorful, theatrical and hilarious prequel, counting on a veteran cast that can afford to have a heap of fun well knowing they will play their respective roles with ease and provide good comedy performances. They nail the gags to a tee, you will have no option but to burst out in laughter or at least a few giggles. With this movie we are given a feature film version of the classic sitcom that contains plenty of wit, color and includes a soundtrack that adds to the silliness in its contrast to the characters – yes, Herman is an alternative-punk-rock singer. Jeremy Daniel Phillips portrays a Herman that is just hilarious, with the character’s polite, self-conscious and naïve disposition; while Daniel Roebuck‘s funnily grouchy take on Grandpa Munster is quite deft. In fact, the whole cast is good in this film.

One can only envy the crew involved in the project, it must have been a blast to produce, and it shines through in the movie, which is part of its charm and appeal.

Release Date

September 27, 2022

Where to Watch The Munsters

Netflix

Direction

Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie

Born Roberth Bartleh Cumming on January 12th 1965, this Capricorn is a multifaceted entertainer: musician, actor, movie director and producer. Zombie is the founder of the band White Zombie, which has been nominated several times for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. He has several movie titles listed in his directorial repertoire, among them ‘The Devil’s Reject’ and ‘The Haunted World of El Superbeasto‘.

Cast


Jeff Daniel Phillips / Herman Munster

Sheri Moon Zombie / Lily Munster

Daniel Roebuck / Grandpa Munster

Jorge Garcia / Floop

Richard Brake / Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang

Cassandra Peterson / Barbara Carr

Sylvester McCoy / Igor

Dee Wallace / Good Morning Transylvania Host

Catherine Schell / Zoya Krupp
The Munsters (2022)
The Munsters

Movie title: The Munsters

Movie description: Lily is on the dating scene and lands a rendezvous with the charming Mr. Orlock, who is "loaded to his fangs". However, Lily is not smitten by this bachelor's charms, and continues her search for The One. Luck is on her side when she meets the TV and music celebrity Herman - a product of Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang. Lightning strikes between them while they sing in duet I Got you Babe at a club, and much to Grandpa Munster's dismay the two love birds soon get wed. After honeymooning in Paris, they now head off to L.A. to make it big in Tinsel town.

Date published: September 26, 2022

Country: Estados Unidos

Duration: 109 mins

Author: Veronica Loop

Director(s): Rob Zombie

Actor(s): Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck, Cassandra Peterson, Dee Wallace, Jorge Garcia, Richard Brake

Genre: Comedy

Our Opinion

A funny take on The Munsters. Zombie and his crew have managed to create a hilarious feature film that is a colorful, musical and theatrical piece. One cannot but laugh, the good vibes on the production set shine through and are contagious.

Overall
3.6

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