I gave this movie a 10/10 simply because it was so much fun. I am a fan of submarine movies and this one hit it out of the park. The plot was really good and the acting was excellent. Watching in 4D helped enhance the experience a great deal.
USS Arkansas Becomes Battleship Potemkin (by hilaryswank2011)
Hunter Killer 2018 is US version of Battleship Potemkin in its sheer appearing, however it still remains as pro capitalist establishment one, it does not engage in class war, and not in class war situation like the best Russian film master piece Battleship Potemkin 1925 .Captain Sergei Andropov, Commander of a Russian submarine played by Michael Nyqvist, a Swedish actor is the opposite version of Commander Golikov played by Vladimir Barsky in the master piece.Andropov is the main protagonist in this U.S. Navy SEALs and submarine USS Arkansas's rescue operation of trapped Russian <more>
president ''Putin'' Zakarin during coup in Russia. This key personal's critical response to Commander Joe Glass, commanding officer of USS Arkansas's anti war attitude and insisted refusal to kill misled Russian navies during the operation is everything meaningful for audience.As Battleship Potemkin, in which the First Officer gives the order to fire, but in response to Vakulinchuk's pleas the sailors in the firing squad lower their rifles and the uprising begins, similarly when Andropov's old ship - now commanded by Sutrev, a member of the coup conspirator, defence minister of Russia, Durov's conspiracy -order to fire on USS Arkansas where Zakarin and Andropov boarded, in response to Andropov's pleas the navy officers in the firing squad refuse firing and the uprising begins.I was emotionally impressed with this Andropov and his officers' decision making, their disobey to the traitors is recovery of loyalty to his country and their conscience.You can experience what emotionally and really does impress audience at most in cinematic experience in this blockbuster and Battleship Potemkin. It must be force of will, a dialectic change of will toward correct and humanistic result. The nature of plotting of story is decision making of protagonist s .For Battleship Potemkin 1925 , it is Vakulinchuk's pleas, and in the last chapter, it is when the sailors of the Tsarist squadron refuse to open fire, cheering and shouting to show solidarity with the mutineers and allowing the Potemkin, flying the red flag, to pass between their ships.These are pros of this US democrat blockbuster propaganda film. Cons are easily found. The whole fictional reality depends on fictional absence of Russian media, Russia Today RT , Russian intelligence agencies like the Russian Federal Security Service FSB , smartphones to contact Russian generals etc. The coup can only be imaginable in reality or possibility if there are none of them like this film.Additionally, this is pro Democrat film propaganda due to ''Hilary Clinton'' as US president in this fictional story. It is cinematic idealism of Democrats.Anyway I like and really enjoyed this US war propaganda blockbuster film.It makes US-Russian relationship great again? Film cannot answer that...
Loved everything about this movie! (by monireh-47933)
Kept me on the edge of my seat. Put me right in the mind set of Crimson Tide which is a great place to be because that's one of my favorites!
Under-rated movie (by freewaycop)
I have not seen a single ad for this movie. The only way I knew about it was by IMDb. I will tell you what, this was a very good movie. A couple big name stars and no romantic drama to sideline the storyline. Just an old fashioned American kick-ass movie. Highly recommended.
Much better than I expected! Why all the hate? (by TheTopDawgCritic)
I'm guessing all the hate is from all the political nuts reading into a film who simply can't just stop to enjoy a movie that's meant to entertain. Then there's all the wannabe critics slamming a "typical cliched and predictable" film. I'd like to see those geniuses come up with something new... I'm pretty sure there's not much left in original concept films.A submarine film has been long overdue, and this one was surprisingly very satisfying. It was well directed by novice Donovan Marsh. Newcomer writers Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss did a fantastic job <more>
with the screenplay. Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman nailed their roles and the rest of the cast were also on point. At 122 mins length, the pacing was excellent with the non-stop action and suspense, that time flew by. The Visuals and SFX were outstanding.My only beef with this film was the sound editing - just terrible. From scene to scene the dialogue was either fine, or overshadowed by the loud score so much, that I could barely understand what anyone was saying. A huge flaw for a production this grand.Nevertheless, it's an 8.5/10 rounded up to 9 from me. Don't listen to the negative reviews, no film production this big and so well cast deserves 1's. It's well worth the watch.
Solid performances in a well writen solid thriller (by gerry_barnaby)
Reading some of the reviews for this film just boggle the mind, I know people entitled to an opinion but come on what were they expect an Oscar-winning performance film? This is actually how a war style thriller should be and a well written one at that.This film takes it time to build up the tension, it does it well especially when thing start to build up you get a sense of world war 3 is about to happen, it all starts with a simple unknown attack on a Russian and American sub, from there this film kick in to overdrive and the tension builds between the Russian and American naval feet that <more>
give you a real sense of something bad is about to happen..What we're given from this is an edge of your seat Suspense thriller that a cross between Hunt for Red October and Black ops neal seal mixture in this story with a solid ground movie that believable and intense throughout.The film keeps the audience entertained as well as solid performances from all involved in the film, this is the best thriller ive seen in a while, especial when you have season actors like Gary Oldman and late Michael Nyqvist R.I.P who never got to see this film hit the cinema, who sadly passed away last year June 27, 2017, at the age 56.As wartime, cold war era type of films go this is really good, not only with it cinematography with underwater shots of the submarines with great realistic CGI with tension build ups trying to run silence with the sudden moment that could put them in hot water really adds tension which gets you engaged in the film.When you put Gerard Butler in the right role he shows just how much of a good actor he truly is, with a solid performance from Common and Linda Cardellini with Oldman with his brilliant acting with a dynamic flair, Hunter-killer is a must to see if you love thrillers.
OK, not the best movie ever, but it is a very enjoyable action movie which gets you from the first moment. It could have been a Dirk Pitt movie, I found it very exciting and amusing.
Good intelligent story told in a thriller style (by svhot)
Hunter-Killer is an intelligent action thriller. It features the story revolving around a potential threat of World War three. The movie begins with attacks on American and Russian submarines. The Russian president's life is in danger, and American navy officers team up with their Russian counterparts in order to save the Russian president and eliminate any possibility of World War three.This movie has a decent story and screenplay, good direction, and intense performances. The action scenes are also nice, although some CGI experts may claim that the sequences could have been more refined <more>
and polished. I loved it anyway. There is a lot of explosion scenes, and the submarine versus submarine scene was really outstanding. The performances by all actors were great, but Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman really stood out and shined greatly.
Very good movie, only have to turn off your brain some parts (by thebricks)
I'm sure the inevitable submarine veteran or expert will come on some board and detail all the inaccurate things about this movie and the SEALS. However, it was very good and anyone with a brain should be able to see that if the story was accurate, it wouldn't be a good movie. Would a passage to a submarine base really be mined so heavily to the point the subs would scrape the sides or bottom, or have sound mines? Even if say, all Russian subs passed over water, wouldn't the underwater passage be impassable with no gaps?Anyways, this was a solid movie from start to finish with <more>
great acting. Is it Best Picture material? No. Is it a fun movie to waste a couple hours on? Definitely. Highly recommend it.