Movie Review 'Big Game' - Unique Family Film Full of Action

Director: Jalmari Helander

Runtime: 86 minutes

Rating: PG-13

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson (“The Avengers”, “Pulp Fiction”), Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson (“Divergent”, “Thor”), Victor Garber (“Titanic, Argo”), Felicity Huffman ("Desperate Housewives") and Jim Broadbent (“Harry Potter series”, “Gangs of New York”)

If you want to enjoy an unique family film full of action and adventure the new Movie ‘Big Game’ is highly recommended.  The film is available in select theaters, Digital HD, and on demand since June 26th.  The film is about the seminal rite of a young, insecure, and shy hunter who is in the process of passage from adolescent boys to manhood.

“In the rugged countryside of Finland, a young thirteen-year-old Oskari (Onni Tommila) embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending 24 hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and arrow.  After witnessing a spectacular crash, he discovers the escape pod from Air Force One, containing the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson).  When they realize a group of kidnappers is hot on their trail with the intention of taking the president, this unlikely duo must escape their hunters as they search for the American Special Forces team sent out to find them.”

The film was shot in Bavaria, Germany surrounded by beautiful alps and an amazing large forest.   The images in the film are visually alluring and will transport you on a trip of full of outdoor wilderness adventures and survival.  It is fueled with action and adrenaline and the main character ends up with huge responsibility to accomplish.  Can you imagine the life of the president of United States depending on the hands of a young boy?  Oskari (Onni Tommila) has the biggest duty and responsibility to fill in order to prove his worth as a growing man.  

The movie evolves as a friendship develops between the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) and the shy Oskari (Onni Tommila) in the freezing wilderness of the Finnish Lapland.  The relationship between them grows quickly due to the dire circumstances and incorporates a fun and worthwhile dialog with a fresh sense of humor in addition to the thrill of the action sequences.

Jalmari Helander has made a movie he loved watching in his childhood and he made his dream come true to accomplish his vision with the film ‘Big Game.’   The movie is very fun to watch and the younger viewers will identify with Oskari (Onni Tommila) since part of life is to satisfy other people's expectations. Oskari wants to impress his father and the hunting tribe despite his young age.  Things get intense as destiny brings him the biggest duty to save the life of the President of the United States like a superhero, but without super powers.  The movie shows that living with teenagers can be one of the most exciting periods in a parent’s life!  The scenes in the movie 'Big Game' will make your heart melt!

 

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