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“The Hunt,” a Piece of Garbage No One Should See

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I’m proudly writing this entry having never seen the film about–apparently!–a bunch of “wealthy elites” who “hunt Deplorables” for sport. A few things:

In an exclusive interview with THR, Blum and screenwriter Damon Lindelof — who shares credit on The Hunt with Lindelof’s Watchmencollaborator Nick Cuse — defend the pic as an over-the-top, satirical take on the divided state of the union that is even-handed in its sendup of the opposing factions. “None of us were interested in taking sides with this movie,” Blum says.

This seems bad, as you should absolutely want to “take sides” against an administration that imprisons and murders refugees. But also:

  • If you make liberal “wealthy elites” the hunters you have 100% “taken a side.”

President Flaming Turd, of course, had a take:

“Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves ‘Elite,’ but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!”

While Lindelof says he was told that other studios were interested, he and Cuse wanted to make the film with Blum because their inspiration was Jordan Peele’s Get Out, which Blum produced.

GET JORDAN PEELE’S NAME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH.

Adds Lindelof: “We think that people who see it are going to enjoy it and this may be a way to shine a light on a very serious problem in the country, which is that we’re divided. And we think the movie may actually, ironically, bring people together.”

Bring people together in agreeing this movie is trash, I’m sure!

But, listen, the worst thing about the makers’ characterization of this shitshow is that they obviously don’t have even a rudimentary handle on the subject matter, since many of Trump’s supporters are wealthy elites and it’s about 1 bajillion times more likely that Team Deplorable is itching to hunt people for sport. I mean, with their constant threats of civil war, they haven’t made that exactly secret.

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