When Air Force One is shot down by terrorists leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness, there is only one person around who can save him - a 13-year old boy called Oskari. In the forest on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk, Oskari had been planning to track down a deer, but instead discovers the most powerful man on the planet in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in to capture their own "Big Game" prize, the unlikely duo must team up to escape their hunters. As anxious Pentagon officials observe the action via satellite feed, it is up to the President and his new side-kick to prove themselves and survive the most extraordinary 24 hours of their lives.Wikipedia
Big Game Reviews
In its 91 minutes, Big Game can pass for junk cinema to go well with your popcorn. Its picturesque setting, exaggerated lines and well-drawn action sequences are fun while it lasts but not compelling enough to desire a repeat.
Brave, bold, loud, flashy and occasionally funny, Big Game is largely pretty tame fare.
Though it may not be perfect, BIG GAME is a ton of fun for the fans of mindless action films, who don't mind being stunned when some semblance of a story begins to form. However, a drawback is when the film ends, the viewer is left with a feeling of wanting more of this absurd journey.
The 'conspiracy' angle is amusingly predictable with the inside man 'revealing ' himself as if no one expected it. When it comes to B movie fun you can hardly go wrong with 'Big Game'. Let's just hope there's a sequel that is even more ridiculous, pardon the pun, in nature.
This one is worth a watch, even though you don't invest emotionally in the film.
With a weak storyline and hammy action, Big Game doesn't really impress.
Audience Reviews for Big Game
Puny Game. ♦ 34%
Comic book violence with gleaming visuals apart, this Finnish action-adventure has doses of ridiculousness scattered all over the place.
A young lad (Tommila) from a pre-modern Finnish hunting community bumping into POTUS (Jaskson) who has just been betrayed by his security chief, and rescuing him from the clutches of those who seek him is not called coincidence, but a result of a brainstorm conducted by few half developed brains that were enticed with the prize of big money.
The plot is hardly convincing, let alone logical. Of course, we have seen Hollywood biggies like Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and White House Down (2013) that deal with the same theme in the past, this one is not even near to what filth they had to offer. The dumbness is introduced in the first few minutes and after that, refuses to clear out from the screenplay that is sampled with traces of embarrassing humor. That there is a cue for essential time managers to leave the seat and go home, never to return.
Big Game has some delicious visuals that will excite your senses, if you can ignore the mindlessness, that is. There is some Greek thrown into your face by the archer protagonist, which somehow didn't have proper subtitles at my county screening. Terrible stunts and even terrible dialogs is what makes the film viewing unpleasant. And there is one hell of a robust refrigerator they have there. If I could gift that to my girlfriend, oh well, I'd be lucky every night for the rest of my life.
BOTTOM LINE: Big Game is a film whose weak writing is only exceeded by its weak writing.
Rating: 3 stars out of 10 - below average.
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES