The Hunt is an American 2020 film that was originally slated to premiere Sept. 27, 2019, but was pushed back after the Dayton and El Paso shootings in August 2019. The film has been described in countless ways from a thriller to a horror, but in any direction the film is highly entertaining to say the least.
The movie stars Betty Gilpin from Netflix original series Glow who plays Crystal Creasey, Ike Barinholtz as Staten Island, Emma Roberts as Yoga Pants, Ethan Suplee as Gary, Glen Howerton as Richard, and Hilary Swank as the deranged main villain Athena Stone.
It’s high gear from start to finish. From the very beginning, the film makes the viewer ask so many questions. Many movies do this, but what's so good about “The Hunt" is that it doesn't wait too long to provide you with answers.
The film is completely action packed with the main character Crystal, played by Betty Gilpin continually showcasing the idea that you don't need superpowers to be a hero. Every scene with Betty as the resilient, strong and badass Crystal was more than entertaining as she truly made the story the whole package. Hilary Swank also deserves recognition in her role as she played Athena perfectly, being a very deserving opponent of Crystal when they reach the final fight between themselves towards the end of the film.
Another great addition to the film was its subtle casting, like the way they utilized such names like Emma Roberts and Ike Barinholtz for the minor yet substantial roles they had.
Along with the casting the political side of the film was on point as well. A common theme in the film was the Democrat vs Republican party which I felt was put together in a highly entertaining satirical way.
The direction of the plot was natural and flowed well with the story and characters which was great to see on screen. Sometimes with stories like this the audience gets lost in all of the bizarre things happening- but not in this film.
The Hunt arrived in theaters just before all of this Corona virus madness really came into play, and now with theatres being closed you can catch the film on Digital On demand ready for all of your streaming pleasures.