Trailer Of The Week - Big Game

On paper, Big Game sounds great. The second feature written and directed by Jalmari Helander after Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale and starring Samuel L. Jackson as POTUS marooned in the Finnish wilderness, this has the potential to deliver the right balance of humour and grit as well as the wild imaginative streak Helander delivered in his first film. And yet, this first trailer-cum-edited-clip leaves me decidedly unsure. The buzz around Big Game following its TIFF premiere this week suggests an eighties John Carpenter vibe, but this feels a bit too Snakes On A Plane to have me anywhere near sold at the moment. Big Game still seems different enough to be worth a look when/if it gets a UK release though, so it's one for which I'll be keeping an eye out.

By Ben Broadribb. Ben is a regular contributor to Film Intel, having previously written at Some Like It Hot Fuzz. He is normally seen in the wild wearing t-shirts containing obscure film references. He is a geek, often unashamedly so. He's also on and Twitter.

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