The Hunted (2016) – By Loida Garcia

 

We now live in a world where vampires are as common as any other race.  The problem?  Some of them have a hidden agenda!  Oh no!  Who’s going to stop all of these big bad vampires?!?!?  Oh, and don’t forget to have your friend who refuses to talk record the whole thing!

That’s pretty much The Hunted in a nutshell.  I really enjoyed the intro and even though the cheese factor was strong from the very bloody beginning (ah, see what I did there?) it was at least amusing and somewhat enjoyable at first.  At least while it still made it very obvious that it was a spoof comedy.  That all went downhill the moment they tried to make it serious…

The acting was just equally atrocious from every actor.  Granted at first it was fine because it seemed like they were just over acting on purpose, but after a few minutes you start to question that “on purpose” a bit….

The story line…. Well let’s just say that if you’ve seen Blade you’ve pretty much seen The Hunted.  It’s just group of people who are running around trying to make a serious spoof off of Blade.

The quality is eh….sub par.  Granted I hate using this against filmmakers in the indie world because I know how much of a pain (not to mention how bloody expensive) it is to have access to the right equipment that makes your film look professional.  But quality still plays a big factor and can make or break a film.  Everything from sound, lighting, and camera work (just to mention the obvious ones) make a difference.  With that said all three of those beforementioned areas were lacking in this film.  Sometimes it was so bad that I was cringing (and not in a good way).

I do have to give props for going all out.  The final result may have been a massive mess but at least you guys made a movie and seemed to have had a bloody blast while doing it.  That right there is worth it!  Not to mention the experience gained from making it.

No this movie is not the best, or even remotely close to it.  No, I wouldn’t suggest watching this movie when you’re in the mood for something good.  BUT it is perfect for a few laughs and to have in the background at a party.  It is certainly a conversation piece.

My Personal Review:

Rating Scale:  Movie Theatre, Redbox Rental, or Skip It — Skip It

Cheese Factor:  Vegan (no cheese), Taleggio, Limburger, Stinking Bishop — Stinking Bishop