So, this was a highly controversial movie. It was supposed to be released in 2019 but was pushed back indefinitely because Donald Trump complained about it on Twitter, saying it should be banned and not shown in theatres. It eventually got released in 2020. Was it worth all the pre-release controversy? Well, to me personally, no. The central plot of this movie is about twelve strangers waking up in a clearing in the woods. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen – for a very specific purpose – The Hunt. The Hunt stars Hilary Swank as a leader of the evidently liberal group of wealthy Americans known as “elites” who set out to kidnap and hunt down other citizens known as “deplorables” for fun. I don’t know why this movie is labelled as a horror movie, honestly. This is a violent satirical thriller. If you watch it from that perspective, you’ll get the most out of this movie. It’s another movie by Blumhouse productions, a studio behind social thrillers like Get out! and The purge and one movie I really liked this year, The invisible man. The acting is actually good here. Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank are both really great in this movie. Also Ethan Suplee (Randy) from My name is Earl is here… So good to see him after a long time.
I’m giving this movie 7/10*