Boar (2017)

Boar (2017) 96min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller | 17 June 2018 (Australia) Summary: In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.
Countries: AustraliaLanguages: English

Boar (2017).

No, this is not a Rifftrax movie. Yes, I watched this movie for real. And?!

And it isn’t very good. Whoever wrote the blurb was clearly being quite sarcastic.

There is a story in this movie but it gets lost in the editing. Too many characters, maybe? Told from too many viewpoints?

The boar physical model is pretty good and would have been better if not clearly quite static. All moving shots of the monster are quite bad CGI. I don’t know why but it seems to be a bit unwell. Perhaps someone tried to cure it of cancer with snake venom (is it too soon to be making jokes about Zombie?) About three quarters of the way through someone wonders aloud how it got so big – that is NEVER addressed so don’t hold your breath.

The only thing that I can really conclude from this movie is that it is REALLY bright at night in Australia.

As an aside, those of you who know me know that I can struggle a little bit with face blindness. If I meet you outside of your usual context I can sometimes struggle to connect your face with your name. Hilariously recently I was proud of myself for recognising an actor’s face and went to look them up to see how their career had gone – it was only Tom Hardy who I’ve seen in at least a dozen things!

So I was really proud when I figured out that I’d seen the boar before in Princess Mononoke.

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