Quickie Movie Review: The Hunt
A satirical take on the existential front burner issues plaguing the political/class divide in America brutally explored in typically American gung-ho.
It explores issues running the gamut from the serious (gun control) to the mundane (inability to tell the difference between “there” and “their”), and in between; makes passing nods to race relations, feminism, fake news and illegal migration.
Ideally, the leftist/rightist political class war in post-Obama America should have the “Deplorables” being the aggressors against their liberal compatriots, but this movie flips the script.
Its satire is arguably lost in the almost Tarantino-esque cinematic carnage that ensues (and I say almost Tarantino-esque only because of the arguably disproportionate ratio of F-words to mindlessly graphic violence)
How many movies do you know of where, in the throes of a final fight to the death, beautifully choreographed to the fitting dramatic strains of Beethoven, the protagonist and antagonist pause to ponder the ideological underpinnings of Snowball in George Orwell’s Animal Farm?
It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but if you like your satirical cinema extremely violent and self-indulgent, bottoms up. 8/10