I was dragged to this Movie today by my Son. He Dragged me to See Age Of Ultron Last week and even though I'm a fan of Marvel, I thought there was far too much going on in that Movie.But back to this one. Do you remember the old Bruce, Arnie and Stallone Movies before they got old. This is just like those movies. We get Action, Characters to Care about Action. Funny One liners. Action. And we feel good at the end. Did I mention Action.Nobody is going to win and Oscar here but if you like bringing your kids to the movies, this is for you.Great Fun. Just what Movies used to be like.
Movie for finns for a sure! (by Kritoni)
As a finn I gotta say I loved this movie.From the same guys who where in Rare Exports, this is amazing.Effects are awesome and whoa... Samuel Jackson as president.What could be better? The plot is pretty obvious. You can clearly predict the future in this movie but this is a movie for younger people.But overall this is a great movie! 7. Must get 10 lines.8. And giving 10 stars as some people hate this movie.9. This is not 1 star movie.10. It's 7-8, but I gotta give it 10.
Big Game is a Great Movie ! (by debramorey52)
I adored this movie. I've watched it six times and it's on my TV right now. I hadn't heard of it before I read about it online.I'm sure there are inconsistencies as others have stated but I'm not worried about things that I can't easily see. I just liked the movie. I encourage you to watch it despite any other comments/reviews. It's heartwarming. And Samuel Jackson does a good job portraying a U.S. President as an every day man. Love the kid, too. Hope he does some more movies.I like this movie so much, I'm recommending this to my friends, something I never do.
President Samuel L Jackson rocks! (by stebird)
Quite possibly and highly probably Samuel L Jackson is the greatest and coolest president ever depicted on film.Big Game is old school action/adventure and a whole lot of fun, it takes me back to the days of Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford where the action was camp but so-so much better than it is today. Big Game doesn't try too hard, it's cheap-no thrills and that's what makes it so good. If you tried to analyse and pick the film apart then there wouldn't be a whole lot left, it has a lot of flaws but who cares, a proper popcorn munching, sit back and enjoy flick perfect for a <more>
rainy night. The story seems butchered, so basically a psychopath with no real motives wants the president as a trophy, to be stuffed like an animal and presented in his home for his friends to gaze at..., he's enlisted the help of an insider who works for the president by buying him off, and the duo set out to capture the most important man in the world. Applause must go out to the young Onni Tommila who plays the Finnish lad , this brave young guy saves the president initially and sticks with him throughout, time and time again being there for him, helping him escape capture and fight off the baddies..., the part was acted very well and Onni Tommila deserves commending.For the sake of not ruining a nice film, I'm not going to go into detail about the flaws and I'm not going to suggest any room for improvement, let it be and leave it as it is.Sam Jackson is one of my all time favourites, his screen presence is terrific and he has one of the most iconic and recognisable voices in cinema, a perfect fit to play a very different president and to give his own unique spin on the role.
All the negative reviews here.... lighten up!I have just watched this film on the television, before I was going to bed, but just HAD to stay up to watch! I had no pre-conceived ideas as I knew nothing of the film.I thoroughly enjoyed it. Samuel Jackson is just fabulous, as always, and I loved the teenager who saved him!Does it contain improbable scenes? Do you know an action film that doesn't?Going to bed with a smile on my face as this film has relaxed me. Thank you!
Fun Fun Fun!! (by LTSmash14)
Samuel L Jackson is the disgruntled President of the United States who is the target of an attack that leaves him crash landed in the forest of Finland aided only by Oskari, a Finish boy trying to prove himself as a hunter and as a man. WHAT MORE CAN YOU WANT?! This is the best camp action movie I have seen in a long time and I'm counting The Expendables . It's so much fun to watch. Onni Tommila as Oskari is so brilliant and hilarious, and stands up no problem to Sam Jackson.Definitely what you're looking for on a Friday night in with a buddy and a beer.
But the acting was not B-class! (by cartman_ok)
First, let's admit it that this is an adventure movie for boys - and their fathers as well. A story, a fairy tale, with all possible clichés of the genre. This has been covered by other reviewers, no need to add anything.However, I must thank all the actors. This was a B-class movie with a Z-class budget - with naive and primitive screen writing. Still the actors managed to honor their profession and do a very good job. I have seen many "better" movies with much worse acting. The hero, the Finnish boy, was of course sympathetic as child actors often are. But the biggest thanks <more>
goes to Samuel L. Jackson, he really saved the day. Not a blockbuster role, not an Oscar winning role, but absolutely professional performance with deliberate low-key twist. As long as we forget those awful last lines he had to act-out . To me, this is a Samuel L. Jackson movie.
Big Game is mainly about the US President, played by Samuel L. Jackson, rescued by a young boy who is on a hunting mission, which lead the two into an unlikely bond and soon face a band of terrorists. That strange yet magnificent idea easily sums up what you're going to get in this movie. In concept, this is supposed to be Finland's take on the old school Hollywood action movies. It sets in a life of local deer hunters around a preposterous action movie plot and the movie just embraces the silliness, and without any pretension, this results to one of the most delightful experiences <more>
one would get in a dumb action movie in a while. And even for a B-movie if that's what they claim , there is so much impressive achievements to look around, which sometimes the film felt a little too smug about it. But this film offers more excitement than what this rather simple plot suggests.And just like what the classics do, it begins with tons of exposition, to fully establish the characters and the plot. But instead of being about some regular guy who gets mixed up with a tough situation, we get a kid who already seem competent to the job, but haven't fully earned his skill and experience, yet. It takes long enough to get to the real action, but the real shining moments here are whenever the two misfits interact, trying to bear with each other and contradict with the ridiculous choices one of them makes for survival, in a naturally comedic sense. While the threat still involves some risks and violence, this journey is all lighthearted. The heroes are basically just running around, choosing some crazy ways to escape from the bad guys as adventurous as possible. There's another side to this which takes place in Pentagon where the government officials are searching for the President. These scenes don't offer beyond than serving exposition and reveal needless twists, but isn't as exciting as the actual adventure.People may still clamor this as a B-movie, but even for that impression, every visual and scale actually look more impressive than most Hollywood blockbusters today tend to offer. It looks heavily CGI-ed and people usually point out the flaws of the aesthetics, but here it's just beautifully bright and shiny that it never really matter if it's real or not. It simply polishes the supposedly dumb as schlock action, which might have lead the direction to somewhat slow the pace for style and swagger that sometimes becomes dragging, but the images brought a huge benefit, anyway. The performances are just delightful. No one might have done it better as this President than Samuel L. Jackson. It may sound like a punchline at first, but then he eventually manages to give something engaging to this character, and of course, Jackson does what he does best. But the actor who really steals the show here is Onni Tommila, who happens to be the the real action hero among the duo. Aside of excitingly pulling off warrior-like instincts, he also manages to get invested to the character's arc and comedic moments. The ones who play the villains stay campy as they should, and there is a surprising amount of other great actors here who aren't nearly as memorable as its stars, but they did their job solidly, anyway.Big Game is a lot of fun, with a variety of amusingly odd ideas that come off great for a mindless action experience. But the best parts are really when the two heroes are together, trying to fit in from their unlikeness. I guess the only major thing to complain now is there should be more. It's not like that is going to make this a masterpiece, but it does left you wanting more, like we want to see more of these characters and explore more absurdity that this journey can come with. I mean, there's a scene where a fridge, where our heroes are hiding, is rolling down into the waterfall, with Samuel L. Jackson's character paranoia adding up the pricelessness of the scene. And that's just one example of what makes this movie delightfully adventurous.