Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Jul 2019)
Brief Synopsis – During the 1980’s, a military hero from WWII is recruited by the government to track and kill Bigfoot.
My Take on it – This is a film that I heard about a few months ago and the fact that it stars Sam Elliott made me curious to find out what it was all about.
The narrative of the film is pretty much explained in the unusual title and thankfully that fact doesn’t hurt things too much because of the way the story moves along.
As usual, Sam Elliott is superb in the title role and makes us believe that his character has truly experienced all that they explain to us that happened in his life.
This movie does a nice job explaining the dilemma facing the world and it comes across in a very plausible way.
The film’s special effects are done quite poorly and it’s too apparent that this is a low budget film.
Even the costume of Bigfoot looked incredibly fake and seemed like it was just a man in a Halloween costume.
The movie touches upon some great philosophical ideas including how a hero deals with his past heroism and how to live life with that kind of aura around them.
Unfortunately, these ideas aren’t explored on a deeper level because that would have made this story even more impactful.
Bottom Line – As always, Elliott is superb in this film and makes us really believe that his character lived the life he is said to have lived. The film’s narrative is pretty much laid out in the title, but that doesn’t hurt things very much. I really liked the way that they explain the dilemma facing the world in a somewhat plausible way. The special effects are pretty poor here and even the Bigfoot costume doesn’t work well since it looks as if there is a man in the costume. The film touches upon the philosophical idea of what it means to be a hero and how one lives their life with that kind of halo around them, but I wish it would have been explored on a much deeper level.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The medal that the older Barr looks at is the Legion of Merit. Aside from the Medal of Honor it’s the only other medal that is awarded as a neck order(hanging around the neck and not on the chest) (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)
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