Being a huge fan of the Universal Monsters films of the Silver Screen, as well as a fan of the more recent additions like Bram Stoker’s Dracula from the ’90s, I was excited to see that The Last Voyage of the Demeter was hitting theaters to kick off Universal Studio’s reboot of their monster franchise.
I watched the film during a packed Friday night, but the experience was pretty good and the crowd wasn’t loud or distracting. The largest distractions came from the film itself. I put a spoilers section at the bottom of this article, so if you’ve already seen the movie, feel free to scroll there to get more in depth thoughts.
I liked how the film got going very quickly. We aren’t given a ton of backstory, but just enough to get the ship sailing and our story started. Jokingly, I found there to be similarities between Titanic and The Last Voyage of the Demeter. I’ve listed those similarities in the spoilers section.
Overall, I thought the Last Voyage of the Demeter was fine and I’d probably give it a 5 or 6 out of 10. It prepares us for the Universal Monsters kickoff, but isn’t all that moving or profound. It’s entertaining, but I probably won’t need to revisit the film for the foreseeable future.
Check out the hidden spoiler section and the trailer below: