The Hunt


Swanner: Before I can review this film you need to drop any preconceived notion of what you think the film is and about. If you think this is a movie about one political party hunting the fringed crazies of the other side of the aisle, okay, yes that’s what’s this is; but this is not a serious film…it’s not a drama. This is a black comedy about how insanely politics have divided the country. If you can get past that, proceed.

A group of 12 people wake up in the middle of a forest. They go to the large box in the center of the meadow, where they open it to find a variety of weapons and then most realize they have been chosen to participate in a game where humans hunt humans…I mean everyone’s heard of it since they read it on the internet. The mistake they made when they put together the hunt was that they chose someone who shouldn’t have been there.

The rest of the film is our main character, Crystal (Betty Glipin), trying not to get killed and she takes down the hunters one by one. I walked into the film with my “preconceived notions” but what i got was a cool political statement about how we all have to stop being so sensitive and laugh a bit more. The film is super gory and keeps the laughs coming. Trust me, it just does. If you’re too gentle, stay home but I fear you need to see this more than anyone.

Swanner 3 stars