It’s Friday the 13th – and there is a new horror flick to see. We were invited to a special screening earlier this week of Universal Pictures’ The Hunt. Check out this spoiler free review from guest writer, Ashley, and find out if this movie fits the “Friday the 13th” stereotype.
About the Movie
The most talked about movie of the year is the one nobody has seen … yet.
Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. 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.
In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt ordinary Americans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of The Hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, GLOW), knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.
From Jason Blum, the producer of Get Out and The Purge series, and Damon Lindelof, creator of the HBO series Watchmen and co-creator of the TV series Lost, comes a timely and provocative new satirical thriller that has already ignited a national conversation. Now, it’s time to decide for yourself.
The Hunt is written by Lindelof and his fellow Watchmen collaborator Nick Cuse and is directed by Craig Zobel (Z for Zachariah, The Leftovers). Blum produces for his Blumhouse Productions alongside Lindelof. The film is executive produced by Zobel, Cuse and Steven R. Molen.
Universal Pictures’ The Hunt Review
As soon as the opening scenes roll, you are immediately thrown into the crazy world of “The Hunt.” This movie, from beginning to end, doesn’t spare any room for violence & gore. If that’s your type of thing, this movie won’t disappoint.
The Hunt’s cast of characters touched on all walks of life. You are bound to relate to some of them from people you know. This could be a good or bad thing! As the movie continues on, there are some golden moments of suspense, but unfortunately, only moments that seem to disappoint when all is said & done. Chock full of jokes and twisted humor, The Hunt felt more like a dark comedy than a thriller.
There is one highlight throughout the film. Crystal(Betty Gilpin), held this movie together with her strong commitment to her character and her profound stage presence on screen. With this movie being pushed back from its original release, there was added expectations. Unfortunately those expectations weren’t met.
Will you see Universal pictures The Hunt? #DecideForYourself, but comment below and let us know!