The satirical thriller The hunt is finally coming to theaters this March after sitting on the shelf for a while, and it brings with it some great controversy. The premise of the film includes some politically charged sentences and ideas that led to counter-reactions among experts. . . and the president. Before you look at the March 13 release, be aware of the following The huntControversy.
The film's first trailer made it seem like it was a standard-edition survival horror film in which ordinary people who were described as "deplorable" were hunted down by "elites" who took part in an uncanny conspiracy. The only problem? The film is a horror satire, not a simple survival thriller. Thanks to the unexpected marketing, the film quickly became the target of anger by right-wing commentators and even received an evil tweet from Donald Trump: "" Liberal Hollywood is racist at the highest level. The film that comes out was made to ignite and cause chaos. "At the beginning of August 2019, Universal decided to put the film on hold indefinitely, where it was until now.
"It's a fun, satirical action film about an internet conspiracy theory," said director Craig Zobel playboy. "The plot is that both sides are stupid. It's no shame for MAGA supporters; we liberal elites want to teach them a lesson." That was the narrative that was really written by the right-wing media after the El Paso shootings. As soon as they needed the news, "It's not the fault of the guns, it's the movies and video games," and the fault of television. "We were a great slide." Although Zobel failed to blame early marketing for the controversy, he added: "" The advertising certainly didn't help us because it didn't quite tell the story. People could misinterpret things because they had no information other than that in the trailer, which was certainly not all information. "
As is common on the Internet, the controversy quickly spread wrong information and simple misinterpretations. A headline rumor suggested that the film originally had the unwieldy title Red State vs. Blue StateThis leads to Internet outrage and even threats against sable.
"This title became one of the reasons why it was viewed as such a flammable film," he said playboy. "I remember calling Nick [Cuse] and Damon [Lindelof] and asked: & # 39; Has it ever been called? Red State vs. Blue State? & # 39; Nick says, "No, that's a terrible name for a movie." So that was just invented, and then people tweet at me: "You want to make a film about the red and blue condition? We show you the red and blue condition. & # 39; ""
In the end, says Zobel, the film does not represent party politics, but tries to mock and evoke exactly the same partisan feeling. The production company Blumhouse was also behind politically charged satires such as The purge and Go out;; The hunt fits right next to them in this regard. "I wanted to make a fun action thriller that mocked this moment in our culture – where we assume that we know the beliefs of someone because of which & # 39; team & # 39; we believe that in … and then start yelling at him rush to judgment is one of the most important problems of our time, "he said diversity after the first shelf of the film.
With the release of the film on March 13th, viewers have the opportunity to see the film and judge for themselves.