This weekend, my wife and I were able to watch The Hunter with Willem Dafoe. The movie is about a mercenary that is hired by a biotech company to chase the animal that is supposedly extinct. They want him to hunt down the Tasmanian Tiger, an animal that has only been seen by the locals, no one has ever caught one.
He moves in with a family to rent a room close to the wilderness. A move that is awkward for him because he always works alone. Jack (Sam Niell) takes care of the family because the father went into the wilderness over a year ago and hasn’t been heard from since. Martin (Dafoe) notices right off the bat that something isn’t right.
Working his way through the family’s problems and his own, Martin finds himself being hunted down by the same company that sent him to the wilderness. He also has a problem with the local workers because logging jobs have become scarce. An environmental movement has come into the area and halted work. The locals believe that Martin works for them.
The movie has more of a play of a literary novel. The movie is all about characters. One of the biggest things that I enjoy about this movie is how Dafoe’s character grows throughout the movie. He grows throughout the movie and you get to witness the transition in the story.
I don’t think this one will make it to my movie rack, but I would recommend a watch if you get the chance. Overall a good watch if you want a movie that is character based.
Have any of you seen this movie? Like? Don’t like?
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