More often than not once we discuss motion pictures, we have a good time movies which can be good, tasteful, elegantly shot, and well-crafted. Then each every so often you see one which’s foolish and hammy and blotchy and form of dumb, however its coronary heart is in the precise place, and also you surprise if possibly that’s truly higher. I neglect who it was that stated rock n’ roll is finest when it’s virtually dangerous, however the identical may be true for motion pictures. Nobody loves “Louie Louie” due to the intelligent lyrics and deft musicianship; folks like it due to its irrepressible spirit.
Hunter Killer is a dumb film with a superb coronary heart. It stars Gerard Butler, who’s form of just like the “Louie Louie” of people. He’s not the world’s best actor, and he has neither Schwarzenegger’s brawn nor Tom Hardy’s mesmerizing attractiveness. On this incarnation, he has a dye job that appears like absolute trash. However damned if I don’t need to watch him save the world with a submarine. He has… one thing. That glint in his eye. One thing that claims he’s a little bit of a son of a bitch, however possibly he’s the proper form of son of a bitch.
Hunter Killer opens with an American submarine (a “hunter-killer” sort assault submarine) shadowing its Russian counterpart beneath the polar ice. Out of the blue there’s an explosion aboard the Russian sub, and the American one goes to analyze, solely to fade itself.
Clearly, the Individuals — within the type of a level-headed rear admiral performed by Frequent, and a spittle-spraying hawk admiral performed by Gary Oldman, in one among his worst performances — want to seek out out simply what the hell is occurring down there. They want somebody to analyze, however they’re damned close to out of submarine captains at this level, in order that they need to ship their most, er, unconventional one — captain Joe Glass, performed by Gerard Butler.
Smash minimize to Joe Glass bow trying to find elk within the Scottish highlands. It appears he’s some form of hunter-killer, get it? A camo-clad Glass traces up an excellent 10-pointer along with his fancy bow after which… nothing. He lowers the bow. He can’t deliver himself to do it. The beast is simply too goddamned majestic.
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