Trailer Talk: The Hunt
6 months ago, a film called ‘The Hunt’ was delayed due to its untimely release date. While some speculated that it would never see the light of day, the new ‘official’ trailer has proved those wrong.
‘The Hunt’ sees twelve strangers unwillingly taken to a remote island, where people hunt Americans for sport. However, one of the victims knows the Hunters’ game better than they do.
This should’ve been called ‘The Purge 5’; the only difference is that it’s set in a closed-off environment, and this looks to be an ongoing event, according to the film. It also describes itself as a ‘satirical thriller’ but tries too hard to be funny and shoves its political agenda down your throat. And that’s just in the minute and a half trailer!
‘The Hunt’ looks more like a Syfy Channel movie than a Blumhouse production. Which is a shame as the premise did sound interesting, but over-the-top acting, a convoluted plot (from what’s in the trailer) and the constant political ‘messages’ it batters you with is frustrating. This is a ‘Purge’ rip-off I’ll be avoiding.
‘The Hunt’ will be in cinemas 13th March 2020.
The Hunt is an upcoming American thriller film directed by Craig Zobel and co-written by Damon Lindelof, based on the 1924 short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. The film stars Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts and Hilary Swank. Jason Blum is serving as a producer under his Blumhouse Productions banner. Both Zobel and Lindelof have said that the film serves as a satire on the profound political divide between the American left and right.
The film was originally scheduled for release on September 27, 2019. However, following the Dayton and El Paso mass shootings in early August 2019, Universal Pictures decided to shelve the release of the film. The decision came a day after criticism regarding the film came
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