Hunter Killer (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Hunter Killer (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Hunter Killer is a whole bundle of dumb.  It’s also (for the most part) a whole bundle of fun as well. Yup you won’t learn anything new, and for sure no new ground was broken here (it also sports some of the naffist CGI you’ve seen since the 90’s)  but it’s a fun, silly ride…  even if the run time is more than a touch too long.   Look it’s a direct to DVD film that crept into the cinema and you’ll forget it almost immediately but this is yet another greta Butler beer and curry movie!

Best Bit: The fact Butler keeps a straight face

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down, Crimson Tide

 


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Hunter Killer (2018): Review by Will Strong

Hunter Killer (2018): Review by Will Strong

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Plot in a nutshell:

When the Russian president is overthrown by a rogue military general and his army of dissidents its up to maverick US submarine captain Gerard Butler plus a small team of special forces soldiers to free him before world war three breaks out

What worked:

Pretty much everything  – the action is fast paced and exciting, its very well directed by newcomer Donovan Marsh, the submarine effects are excellent and in a surprising turn of events Gerard Butler puts in an refreshingly restrained and nicely understated performance that doesn’t involve his usual copious amounts of shouting or brazen machismo.

What could have been better:

Not much really -ok ill admit that its daft as a brush, a bit predictable in places and very much a boys film – so lads if you are going to take the Mrs to see it i suggest you promise her dinner and drinks afterwards as compromise.

Best scene: All the action scenes, especially the climactic last 20 minutes which is seriously thrilling edge of the seat stuff

Summary Review:

Fantastic entertainment from the get go, really exciting, well made with an an excellent performance from Butler – highly recommended

See it at the Cinema?: Yes

Buy it on Blu Ray/DVD?: Yes

Author:Grosse Pointe Geek 

 


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Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #089 – Den Of Thieves, The Cloverfield Paradox

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #089 – Den Of Thieves, The Cloverfield Paradox

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It’s The Smoking Lamb Movie Podcast. A weekly, no-holds-baa-aa-arred, and R-rated look at the world of movies.

On this episode: It is just Josh + Ricky this week as they discuss all the trailers that were out this week (there were lots), share their thoughts on the phenomenon which is the continued mysterious marketing techniques of the Cloverfield universe as well as go over their Top 5 Mel Gibson Movies.

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Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #084 – Drunk DVD Commentary: London Has Fallen

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #084 – Drunk DVD Commentary: London Has Fallen

The Podcasts The Smoking Lamb Podcast

It’s The Smoking Lamb Movie Podcast. A weekly, no-holds-baa-aa-arred, and R-rated look at the world of movies.

On this episode:

WARNING! THE FOLLOWING COMMENTARY IS BEST LISTENED TO ALONG WITH THE FILM AS THERE ARE PERIODS OF SILENCE. HOWEVER, IT IS STILL ENTERTAINING EITHER WAY!!!!

The Drinking Rules are as follows (we hope you play along).
Drink Everytime:
1) Every time it cuts back to the US Situation room
2) Any vehicles gets destroyed
3) Cheesy one-liner
4) Butler kills someone with his bare hands/knife
5) Morgan Freeman clearly isn’t with the main cast

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Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #076 – Geostorm, Happy Death Day

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #076 – Geostorm, Happy Death Day

The Podcasts The Smoking Lamb Podcast

It’s The Smoking Lamb Movie Podcast. A weekly, no-holds-baa-aa-arred, and R-rated look at the world of movies.

On this episode: Since this weeks main reviews seem right out of the DTV catalogue, we decided to get DTV experts Mike Parkin and Richard Hawes to lend a hand with Josh’s rant. We also have a Top 5 on British Characters.

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Blog: Grosse Point Geek – London Has Fallen

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – London Has Fallen

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When the British Prime Minister dies suddenly, the leaders of the Western World  gather in London for his state funeral.
Just as proceedings are getting under way, all hell breaks loose as the capital comes under attack from a massive terrorist force who proceed to off the German Prime Minister (noble) , The French President (a snob) , The Italian Premier (a hilariously and very thinly disguised Berlusconi clone) plus various other world leaders and then blow up a number of well known London landmarks such as the houses of parliament and Tower Bridge just for good measure. Naturally the Americans arent having any of it and with the help of hard-as-nails secret service agent Mike Banning (Butler) The US President (Eckhart) ends up going on the run through the deserted streets of the  Big Smoke whilst being hotly pursued by half the worlds terrorists.
This, as you may have guessed, is the sequel to 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, which, upon release was a surprise box office hit and proved to be one of the most enjoyable action films for years. However alot of the critics didn’t agree and so it is again with London Has Fallen which has been somewhat savaged in most of the reviews i have recently read. I have to say that this is somewhat of a mystery to me as i (and my fellow Newport film club geeks) absolutely loved it. Now i will agree that it isn’t in any way what one would refer to as high art, nor does it have the greatest script ever written, plus it completely  wastes the combined acting talent of Melissa Leo, Robert Forster and the great Jackie Earl Haley, who barely register and have nothing to do except look shocked and appalled.
However, if you can get over these small(ish) issues and the fact that the whole thing is totally preposterous and utterly daft to boot  – you might just end up having one of the best nights out at the cinema this year. For London Has Fallen is, simply put, a smashing slice of top notch escapism, chock full of everything you could possibly want from an  action film. Indeed once the mayhem really kicks off there is an almost non stop cacophony of bullet riddled gunfights, breathless car chases and huge explosions , all helped along by Butler’s effortless charisma, barbed one liners and very funny bromance with Eckhart’s POTUS. Its also well directed by Babak Najafi, who stages some great action sequences  – in particular a very impressive and relentlessly exciting one take set piece, where Butler teams up with the SAS (hooray!) and proceeds to lay waste to the terrorist stronghold using guns, knives, grenades and all manner of arse kicking fisticuffs.
In conclusion, i honestly cant recommend this film highly enough, its fast, its furious, its thrilling and funny in all the right places, the action is blood soaked and brutal, and Butler once again proves to be a fantastic action hero. Please please just ignore the highbrow critics who have unfairly dismissed it and get yourself the cinema asap – i guarantee you wont be sorry.
Big, dumb, fun and properly mad as cheese -simply put London Has Fallen is why i love films!
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Author: Will Strong