The Hunter Killer is a total masala film but that’s not really a bad thing. Sure the film is very over the top but is also quite entertaining.
After an American submarine goes missing in the Arctic, Rear Admiral John Fisk (Common) sends another U.S. submarine, the USS Arkansas, under the command of Commander Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) to get to the bottom of it (pun intended). Russia is also involved and some people want to start a war.
The film has an interesting premise and is well-executed. There are many engaging action sequences that keep you hooked. Even the climax is well-done and engrossing. It’s not like we haven’t seen similar films in the past, but the treatment of this film is rather good.
Gerard Butler is pretty good. Michael Nyqvist is nice as Russian Captain Sergi Andropoyo. The rest of the cast is good in their respective roles.
Hunter Killer might not be a brilliant film but it’s surely worth watching. We give it 3 stars with a kink.
Feature Name: Hunter Killer Director: Donovan Marsh Starring: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini, Toby Stephens The Hunter Ki...3.0