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Friday, September 24, 2010

[2.50/10] The Wild Hunt (2010)


The Wild Hunt (2010)

Short review: "The Wild Hunt" tells the story of Erik Magnusson, a young man who decides to follow his estranged girlfriend into a medieval re-enactment game when he discovers that she has been seduced by one of the players. As the down-to-earth Erik treks deeper into the game in search of his love, he inadvertently disrupts the delicate balance of the make-believe fantasyland. Rules are broken and the good-hearted game turns into a tragedy. While it sounds pretty interesting on paper, "The Wild Hunt" is lacking in execution. The plot is laughably bad, often confusing and completely nonsensical. The first 20 minutes of this film are so unwatchable, it's hard to sit through. Then the action arrives and, sadly, things get even worse. The film itself doesn't know in what genre it belongs to - drama? thriller? horror? It doesn't succeed in any of these. And because it suffers from identity crisis, it fails miserably in its attempt to be all-at-once. Technically, "The Wild Hunt" is a nightmare! The direction is poor and uninspired, the editing is so awful, it makes your eyes hurt. So does the horrendous lightning and boring forest scenery. Acting-wise, the film is just as bad. Not a single good performance from the actors involved. Cold as the country it comes from, "The Wild Hunt" is awfully-crafted, dull and boring modern medieval story, that is quite joyless and difficult to watch. Easily, one of year's worst films!

  • My Rating: 2.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 80% (6.6/10)
  • IMDb: 6.4/10

2 comments:

Aaron said...

The poster looks pretty awesome and the premise sounds interesting enough. Sorry to hear that you didn't like it, though. But thanks for the heads-up anyway, you probably saved me a couple of bucks.

Nebular said...

Yep, the poster looks incredible, but it's actually misleading. Reading all the positive reviews, I was super excited about this one. Sadly, it ended up as one of the weakest films of 2010. Do not waste your time and money, buddy.