REVIEW: ‘Hunter Killer’ Is A Great Military Movie. Here’s Why You Should See It

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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“Hunter Killer” is one of the best military movies I’ve seen in a very long time.


I have been pumped for this Gerard Butler movie ever since I saw the first trailer. It looked like an idea cooked up by a group of teenage boys after playing “Call of Duty” and drinking Mountain Dew. The USA has to stop a coup in Russia and save their president. Again, it’s straight out of the mind of a young David Hookstead.

The massive problem with a lot of military movies is that they try to take themselves way to seriously. It’s not easy to find a military movie that knows it’s just here for some quick entertainment and treats itself that way. “Hunter Killer” doesn’t have that problem.


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It’s all about big explosions, intense actions scenes, special forces kicking some Russian ass and awesome battle scenes between subs and war ships. I don’t know much about the Russian naval capabilities, but this movie makes them seem pretty legit. (RELATED: The Upcoming War Movie Everybody Is Talking About Looks Incredible)

That might all be pure fiction, but it worked in this film.


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The action scenes alone are worth the price of admission. I’m not sure watching torpedoes and missiles being fired would have the same impact on just a regular television. On the big screen, the explosions in the movie feel like they’re running through you.

For anybody looking for a great military movie, I can’t suggest “Hunter Killer” enough.

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