Friday, June 26, 2015

Movie Review: "Big Game"

If you've ever wanted to see Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States, then the Finnish-produced action throwback, Big Game, will be worth your time.  Intentionally over-the-top, Big Game follows the story of a 13-year-old boy named Oskari, who embarks on a rite of passage in the Finnish wilderness to spend the night alone and kill an animal, but his rite of passage gets turned upside down when Air Force One is shot down by bad guys and Oskari finds the President, protecting him with only a bow-and-arrow from the villains.  There is a lot of suspension of disbelief that has to happen here to enjoy this film, but if you can suspend your disbelief you will have fun.  While the movie starts to wrap itself up just as it feels like everything is heating up, the banter between Oskari and the President is so enjoyable you'll be willing to forgive any shortcomings of the film.

I give Big Game a 7 out of 10!

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