• Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
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    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

    May 24, 15