The Hunt (2020)

Movie poster for The Hunt with a woman’s face covered in blood

The Hunt

Flicking through Netflix looking for a shortish film to watch and I came across The Hunt which has such a silly premise it sounded like it would be a fun, easy watch.

Twelve strangers are kidnapped and taken to The Manor to be hunted for sport, they all have one thing in common though.

The liberal elite hate them.

I really liked The Hunger Game nod at the start of the action sequences, it was also good that the film kept playing with your expectation of who was going to be the main protagonist, knocking them off just as you thought ‘Them! It must be them.’ Including some regular big horror film names.

Some really good action sequences throughout, not as bloody as I thought it was going to be from the main poster and the fact that it was labelled as horror but still really enjoyable.

Betty Gilpin was excellent in the action role, the character was cartoonish but at times that’s all you need, especially late at night.

The end fight was well choreographed with some really funny bits peppered into it.

Well worth a bit of a brain-free watch, high on action low on blood.

Get your copy at Amazon (£)

The Hunt Action, Horror, Thriller | March 13, 2020 (United States) 6.5
Director: Craig ZobelWriter: Nick Cuse, Damon LindelofStars: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike BarinholtzSummary: "Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are -- or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to hunt humans for sport. But their master plan is about to be derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal, turns the tables on her pursuers. —krmanirethnam


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So many films



The modern era of streaming has given us so much choice, so many good films and television from all around the world. There isn’t a minute of the day when we can’t watch practically anything that we want, if it’s not on a streaming service it can be bought to watch digitally over the Internet.

Though this is brilliant for me there is a downside, too much choice, way too much choice. I’m crippled by analysis paralysis, skipping through all the services and not stopping on anything as the next choice may be better!

That’s one reason that I’ve started this blog, to give me a bit of a focus and to try and encourage me to make that choice.

One of the things I’ve done to help that is to make LISTS, I like lists, it also means I can use a random number generator to choose a film from the list and just go and watch that.

I’m also going to be running polls on Twitter and eventually on Patreon for people to vote on to help me decide as well, I always like getting recommends or even just people’s views on the four films I’ll put up for voting on.

Another app I’m going to use to try and relieve the pressure of choice is Reelgood which has a randomiser at the bottom of the main page throwing up a random choice based on the services you’ve entered.

Hopefully these methods should encourage me to watch more TV and film and will mean I have more to write about.