“Sir moose comes once in the morning. And once again in the evening. Least that’s what his tracks say. He may not come for hours. Or at all. You can’t tell. If you could, it wouldn’t be hunting it would be shopping” – Cal
Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Jan 2021)
Brief Synopsis – A father and his estranged son go on a hunting trip deep in the woods and must deal with a few unexpected dangers along the way.
My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and knew nothing about beforehand.
The fact that it stars both Matt Bomer and Bil Pullman intrigued me.Unfortunately they are both completely wasted in this boring tale.
The story itself doesn’t manage to give us anything innovative or unique in this kind of genre.
They fail to develop any of these character on more than a superficial level and they all feel like typical tropes the whole way through.
The story is quite predictable and they forget to try and keep some things more suspenseful along the way.
The story could have taken things in a more controversial or interesting direction, but instead they chose the simple road and keep things far too simplistic.
The best part of this film is the way that the cinematography helps make s feel as if we are in this snowy wilderness with these characters.
Despite the fact that the film isn’t interesting at all, at least we can watch some beautiful landscapes for 90 minutes.
Bottom Line – Terrible film that doesn’t feel original or unique in anything they do. The characters aren’t developed on anything more than a superficial level. The story is far too predictable and doesn’t venture into more controversial or interesting territory The cast is wasted here because they aren’t really given enough to do. The best part of this film is the cinematography because we get to see some gorgeous landscapes for 90 minutes even if nothing interesting happens along the way.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to the directors Christian Bale was almost cast in the role of Cal. Ultimately Bale decided against playing the part because he didn’t want to spend time away from his family in a remote location so soon after the birth of his second child. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)
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