Skip to comments.Review: ‘Hunter Killer’ Explores the Depths of Geopolitics
Posted on 10/25/2018 11:17:19 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
In Hunter Killer, ordinary alliances are suddenly upended and the United States Navy must do whatever it can to protect the interests of the Russian president. No, its not a documentary; its a submarine movie.
Sent to find an American sub that appears to have sunk in Russian waters, Joe Glass (Gerard Butler), the captain of another American sub, quickly realizes that this was no ordinary sinking. A Russian vessel that plummeted alongside the missing American one was sabotaged, not torpedoed. Above ground, the Russian defense minister (Michael Gor) is staging a coup. Hes taken the Russian president (Alexander Diachenko) into custody and is intent on goading the United States into war.
So far, most of the principals are falling for it, but not Joe, who doesnt follow those rules they teach at Annapolis and has been at sea his entire career. (He rattles off the number of elections and Super Bowls hes missed.) Following a Hail Mary plan concocted back in the states (Linda Cardellini and Common are on his side, which means they get yelled at a lot by Gary Oldman), he sets out to rescue the Russian head of state.
The maneuvers through mines and sound sensors seem closer to a game of Battleship than The Hunt for Red October, but the director, Donovan Marsh, pulls off some solid suspense as the men make their moves and Joe, appealing to their common calling, wins the trust of the rescued captain of the Russian sub (Michael Nyqvist, who died last year). However nutty its geopolitics, Hunter Killer does its job as popcorn thriller with brisk efficiency.
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The NYT review is mediocre at best. What have you heard about this new movie? It's being released tomorrow, Oct. 26.
I probably would feel better about it if The New York Times gave it an outright bad review...
Seen the trailers and it looks like a great movie. Just suspend disbelief and enjoy the show!
Those are the best popcorn crunchers.
Thanks! It’s always a fun outing with my son who is now 27. We still do this a few times per year.
Female sidekick? Check!
Black sidekick? Check!
I just bought the book for my husband.
Gerard Butler is one of my favorite actors. The USAF thought enough of him to take him for a ride with the Thunderbirds:
I know. I saw the previews and it turned me off...once you are aware of that PC crap, you can’t un-see it.
I may see it anyway when it comes out on disk or Netflix...if I still have it.
Of course! Those are exactly the kind of guys they select to command Navy ships.
There is not one movie or TV show that does not have a black or a woman in a major role. What’s hilarious, is that it is most prevalent in cop and military shows, where in real life they occupy a very low percentage of positions.
ID Network(true crime) did the story of the murder of Robin Benedict in Massachusetts,which got HUGE publicity here in MA.
In the dramatization the father was black.
Robin Benedict’s father was Caucasian.
I know...and once you get sensitized to it, you can’t not see it. It is one of the reasons I stopped watching television and a lot of current movies...though I do give movies a try later on if I can rent them from the library for free!
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