The Hunt

The Hunt ★★★

Let The Games Begin.
An unexpectedly hilarious and meta film, The Hunt doesn't bring anything new to the table but is an enjoyable way to spend 90 minutes as it revels in its own snarky tone.
Gilpin makes the whole film worth watching with her care-free and stone-cold lead performance.
It's a film that thinks its much smarter than it actually is. It couldn't figure out if it wanted to be a political satire or a survival thriller so attempted to do both at once and unfortunately doesn't do either that well. The political stabs just felt like they were reeling off a line of topical keywords that didn't work and will ultimately date the film. And though the kills are sudden and brutal, it rips away any tension for the audience making for a frustratingly predictable journey.
On a positive note, it's a great film to just go along for the ride with a rebellious attitude like Cabin in the woods or Ready or Not.
Although there was an obviously rocky road to finally getting it in front of audiences - I admire the effort they went to try something new.

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