Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) uncovers secret plans for a Russian coup while responding to a distress signal from a U.S. submarine beneath the Arctic Ocean. In an effort to protect world peace, he assembles a group of seasoned Navy SEALs to help rescue the kidnapped Russian President (Alexander Diachenko) before tensions between countries arise. Written by Jamie Moss and Arne Schmidt and directed by Donovan Marsh.~Zach Atreiu Pinpin
A solid watch but dont expect Hunt for Red October
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
With a solid group of actors including; Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common and Linda Cardellini you get a group that gives you a good show. As with every film there are pros and cons, let take a look at what this film holds.
1. Grade A Special FX, no shadowy to dark, "what was that, where is the submarine" worries here, everything in this film from night and day to above and below water scenes are well filmed, color corrected and appropriately toned. Imagine the first time you saw "The Hunt for Red October" on a 480i SD CRT TV played off a VHS tape...Now imagine the newly remastered UHD 4k Blu Ray Version of "The Hunt for Red October" on a 2160p 4k UHD OLED TV being played off a Sony x1000es UHD Blu Ray Player and you'll get the idea of the detail that went into making this a submarine film with brilliant color and definition.
2. The crew, from Gerard Butler who has brought us films like "The Fallen" series (Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen) to unique films like "Gods of Egypt", "The Bounty Hunter" and "The Ugly Truth", "Greenland", to some MUST SEE films like "Law Abiding Citizen" and "Den of Thieves" (If you haven't seen those last 2, then go SEE THEM NOW, PPV, NewFlix, or order them from Best Buy Online, they are a pair of must see films.
Moving on actor Common, is anything but, with films like "Wanted" "John Wick 2" & "John Wick 3" and "Now You See Me" as well as a flexible comedic side in films like "Date Night" & "Small Foot" he brings a predictable yet flexible role to the film.
Linda Cardellini brings a lighter more gender driven role to Hunter Killer with films like "Daddy's Home 2", "Avengers Age of Ultron", "Avengers Infinity War" & "Avengers Endgame", "Green Book" and "The Founder" to really balance out the movie making it entertaining for all types.
3. Along with the visual effects the soundtrack and sound FX are very well done and fit the film making it well worth a watch and a good film to have in your collection.
1. The plot is ultimately irrelevant, or more so predictable with some cheesy dialog that often feels forced or obvious, like watching a submarine blow up and then having someone make a comment about "did that submarine just blow up?", but despite this, "Hunter Killer" provides two hours of carefree entertainment.
2. It seems like this should be the second movie in a trilogy with reference to "The Wichita" that could have been the first in a series, and at the end of the film, without spoiling anything, there is definitely room and setup for another film.
3. For as long as the film is, the story seems sluggish at times and frantic at other times, again, leading to my personal feelings that this should have been a 2nd movie in a series of 3.
The bottom line is that submarine movies are to few and not many in between so drop this one into your cart and checkout today, it will give you something different to watch, and those are my final thoughts on "Hunter Killer".
Another great movie by Gerard Butler . Pretentious movie that packs action and suspense . Great submarine movie since the Hunt for red October which is one of my favorite submarine movie . Highly recommended 4k UHD for stunning visuals for your UHD home theater .
This is a terrific film. It's hard not to like submarine movies IMO. Well cast, excellent Dolby Atmos soundtrack and the 4K looked great. Since I purchased a Samsung 4K UHD HDR TV and Sony 4K Blu-Ray player from Best Buy (connected through our Denon AVR set up for Dolby Atmos) I have been itching to watch a 4K Blu-Ray. This is the first 4K movie I have ever watched and was not disappointed. The audio and video were top notch. I don't purchase that many movies so I would rather rent them first to see if they would be worth multiple viewings. I rent discs through DVD Netflix as they have a vastly superior selection over the streaming app and of course, Blu-ray discs look and sound better than streaming more often than not. In addition, they also have the behind-the-scene extras and gag reels that are informative and fun. The only drawback is of course having to wait for them to come in the mail. I also use Redbox quite often so I can get films right away and they seem to have a decent selection. They are expanding their 4K rentals but they are not in my area as of yet. Looking forward to that for sure.
This was a blind buy, and turned out to be really, really good. The PQ/AQ were absolutely fantastic. The 4K was nice and crisp and it had great sound. Definitely worth picking up. The SteelBook looks great also!
Reasonable submarine flick. It's no "Hunt for Red October", but it was certainly entertaining.
The script wasn't bad, but it could have been better.
The CG is well done, but it's still CG.
The acting is competent, but not Academy Award material.
If you're just looking to snuggle up on the couch with some popcorn and kill a couple hours, it will do nicely.
If it were a car, it would be a Camry - not a Porsche. It'll get you there reliably and comfortably, and might even be fun to drive. But it's not likely to get your pulse rate up very high.
4 out of 5. Good, but not great. That pretty much sums it up.
Gerald Butler delivers again as at submarine captain, that evades the Russian Coup trying to overtake the government. Seals swim the Russian president to safety & then the action begins!!!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos Excellent
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
I first rented this movie on Blu-Ray because it has Dolby Atmos. I wasn't expecting much from the theatrical performance and was pleasantly surprised it was actually good. It's not "Hunt for Red October", but is quite entertaining with excellent visual and sound effects. When I saw this on sale at BB for next to nothing, I pulled the trigger. WOW! I thought the Blu-Ray version was technically a great picture, but the Dolby Vision 4K blows the Blu-Ray out of the water (excuse the pun). If you have the Dolby Vision and Atmos equipment, you can't wrong. Heck, at the sale price you can't go wrong period.