A timid Finnish boy serving a rite of passage by spending the night alone in the forest must protect the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) from terrorists who have shot down Air Force One in order to hunt the most powerful man on the planet. Young Oskari (Onni Tommila) descends from a long line of seasoned hunters; on his first trip into the woods, Oskari's rugged father became a legend when he returned to civilization with a bear in tow. In contrast, Oskari can barely muster the strength to draw his bow. Nevertheless he is a courageous boy, and as Oskari ventures into the woods, Air Force One prepares for arrival in Helsinki. Just as the president's plane begins its descent, however, radars indicate that it has been targeted by a missile, prompting the Commander in Chief's head Secret Service agent (Ray Stevenson) to rush him into a safety pod just before the entire fleet is blown out of the sky. Upon touching down in the darkened forest, the pod is quickly discovered by Oskari, who frees the shaken president just as the heavily-armed hunters close in for the kill. Now, as the sun rises the chase begins, and Oscari must prove his manhood by protecting the biggest game of all. Victor Garber, Ted Levine, Felicity Huffman, and Jim Broadbent co-star.~Jason Buchanan
Samuel L. JacksonThe President of the United States
"Big Game" a film I knew little about; but decided to take a chance on (the $12.99) price was reasonable was kinda a nice surprise. It's got good action and a really nice back-drop. I would think that any family with young teen boys will especially like this one. It kept my family well entertained.
This is not a great movie, but very enjoyable. You know from the premise of a 13-year old Finnish boy on his first solo manly hunting expedition finding and helping the President of the United States, that it is not going to be terribly realistic, but if you just watch it for fun and suspend your disbelief, it is entertaining and fun.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Saw the trailer and I tend to like anything Samuel Jackson is in, so I thought I would give it a shot. It's actually pretty entertaining. A fun popcorn flick. There are two versions. Can't comment on the theatrical version, but the unrated version was fun to watch. Good picture quality and sound.