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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hobo with a Shotgun

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Writer: John Davies
Director: Jason Eisner
Starring: Rutger Hauer

the title pretty much calls it. a hobo dreaming of buying a lawnmower gets fed up woth out of control crime and buys a shotgun instead for some vigilante justice!

While watching this film one should choose to believe in a world in which there is a limited federal government and those limits allow for towns which are essentially anarchistic and where the people, for whatever reason, choose to continue to live.  Also in this imaginary world, there are demonic roles which are filled by the feller.

This is a world consisting of two Ts and four facades, populated by caricatures and cutouts, where science such as skin sturdiness, and school sled speed are problems pedantic.

What all this adds up to is that you really don't have to try very hard to understand the plot; but like all exploitation exercises the point is not that it's a short, ruler-straight line from A to B but what's written above the little dots along the way.  In that respect this film is a wild success.  Hauer especially, with his sub-English teeth, chews the scenery much like one would turn a glass bottle into sand.  Gory flourishes abound beyond reason; the viewer is numbed before the minute counter gains a second digit.  Direction is self-aware beyond bliss. 

We had raucous fun while watching this, but it's not actually good.

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this had some great moments. flame throwing a school bus full of children, topless girls beating some dude hanging upside down with bats for some background entertainment at the bad guy's house, exposed arm bone used as a stabbing weapon. i appreciate the campyness of this movie. rutger hauer did a good one with his role of angry hobo.  that's all this is tough. just camp. if your into that you might want to check this movie out. it won't blow your mind with it's story or exposed guts, but it will make you smile from time to time. and that was the purpose for which it was made.

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