Monday, August 29, 2011
Hobo With A Shotgun Review
Finally, I sit down and watch something horror related and it was right on. Hobo With A Shotgun is a film that really is at its core an exploitation film in the realms of all the past movies that were aiming at taking down the genre. It’s not always polished, it’s not always amazing, but boy does it have all the revenge points that you’d expect.
The plot is simple, a Hobo has come to Hell City, USA and sees all sorts of injustice, so after he sees too much go down by the infamous “The Drake” and his gang, he decides to exact his own revenge, one shotgun shell at a time.
The movie moves fast, the pacing is great, the dialogue is ok, but the bloodshed is where this one will shine for horror movie fans. Rutger Hauer really does great here, and the villains are about as best you can get for a douchebag clan of idiots. The film dives into a lot of social aspects about modern society and more, but alas, it isn’t all the film is about.
If you liked Game of Death II, and how outlandish the last part of that film got, you’re going to be massively impressed with some of the things that happens in Hobo With a Shotgun. If you take into account a great deal of different points from all exploitation film, you’ll get this instant classic. From the opening sequencing to each and every revenge blast to the chest, there is a lot going on here.
Hobo With A Shotgun is a fun ride. It’s not too serious, it’s not going to win any awards, but wow, talk about doing exploitation nostalgia right. You’ll be missing out if you don’t watch this one.