The Hunt ★★★

This is not groundbreaking cinema, but I would say this is the most fun I’ve had at the cinema in a long while. The Hunt has some really fantastic moments, and to be honest I can’t wait for a rewatch. For a start, the acting is great, and Betty Gilpin is INCREDIBLE; she’s a lead that you can really get behind, even though she doesn’t become a true main character until quite a way in. Some of the action/fight scenes are great, particularly the one at the end that had me quaking. The gore was realistic and simple yet really effective, and the movie took so many twists and turns that I truly wasn’t expecting. This was complete different from the trailer, and I mostly liked it. 

If you haven’t watched the movie, you probably wouldn’t know that this is a satire. Unfortunately, I didn’t always enjoy those elements of it. The movie did exactly what it set out to do - it wanted to be completely in your face with its messages, and it wanted to poke fun at basically everything and everyone, but for me it was too forced and got in the way of what the film is really good at - action and plot twists. It’s interesting and brave and completely intentional, but unfortunately just not my cup of tea. However, I liked that it didn’t choose a side.

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