The Hunt

‘The Hunt’ is a 2020 horror/thriller by Blumhouse Productions. ‘The Hunt’ features a pretty good cast with Betty Gilpin (GLOW. Stuber), Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby), Ike Barinholtz (Blockers), Wayne Duvall (O Brother, Where Art though?), Ethan Suplee (My Name is Earl), and Emma Roberts (American Horror Story).

‘The Hunt’ is considered 2020’s most controversial film, in fact so controversial where several theaters decided to pull it. To me it seemed as if it’s been done four other times with ‘The Purge’, the rich hunting the poor, nothing new, so why is ‘The Hunt’ so controversial? Maybe because as a society in general we are more easily offended. After watching it, that’s not exactly the case. It’s not just the rich hunting the poor but liberal elites hunting down twelve deplorable republicans. This is why it’s so controversial because of the political aspect. They really hit the political correctness of the lefts and the rights as being rednecks. I even got a little offended, with as much divide that is in our society right now, why cause more with a movie?

Keeping in mind it’s just a movie though, and looking past the political part, its a solid film. It starts out with a bang right off the bat, and keeps up the pace all the way through. I also love Betty Gilpin, she’s a great actress, and she’s starting to get into bigger and bigger roles. I would like to see more of her, she is possibly the next big thing. Considering everything I give ‘The Hunt’ a 7/10.

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