Film Review: Hunter Killer.

I haven’t done one of these for a while, mainly because it is extremely rare for anything to attract my attention, let alone hold it on the screen.
I picked this up for a fiver yesterday, mainly because it starred two actors I like who are rarely recognised for their versatile acting ability. Gary Oldman finally got a well deserved oscar for his portrayal of Churchill in Darkest Hour, and Gerard Butler is your action hero with a dry sense of humour who can also sing (Phantom of the Opera).

Anyway, the story revolves around submarines, the Russians, Special Forces, and no lovey-doveiness, but if you’re thinking a remake of Hunt for Red October, think again.
There are four storylines in this which all neatly amalgamate when a Russian president is kidnapped and a tyrant takes over. Underwater, a Russian submarine explodes and a US submarine rescues the two survivors.
The SAS were on land and roped in to rescue the President, whereas meanwhile in the US Operations Centre panic was rising because things had gone belly up and there was a potential for War.

This had me gripped in my seat, something I have not experienced for a considerable time.
It might seem odd not seeing Gerard Butler smashing someone’s face in as in both Olympus and London Have Fallen and Gary Oldman still has presence on screen as a Commander trying to hold things together. Definitely worth another look tonight and likely to become a firm favourite in our collection.
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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Film Review: Hunter Killer.


  2. Sadje says:

    I will look for this one! Thanks 😊

  3. quiall says:

    I’m gonna check it out!

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