Sunday, 8 December 2013

FILM: Hobo With A Shotgun (7/10)

Why did I watch it?
A recommendation from a friend this one. I had never heard of it before.

What's it all about?
A hobo (Rutger Hauer) gets off a train in Hope Town, a lawless town viciously controlled by Drake and his two sons, Slick and Ivan. After saving a hooker from their grasp, the hobo gets his hands on a shotgun and goes on a violent one-man rampage to clean the town up.

The Good:
  • The cartoon villains Drake, Slick and Ivan
  • Full of quotable, cheesy and amusing lines
  • Cinematography, straight from the opening sequence of the Hobo arriving on the train the colour palette used is vivid, bright and fluorescent
  • Rutger Hauer brings a much needed likeability to the old Hobo
  • The low budget violence, if you can handle it
The Bad:
  • The low budget violence, if you can't handle it
  • Although tongue-in cheek exploitation violence, there are a few instances, the school bus massacre being one, where it is a little difficult to take 
Literally, a hobo with a shotgun
Favourite line:
'I'm going to wash away my blood....with YOUR blood' - Slick

Stand-out moment:
The montage that follows the Hobo picking up the shotgun!

Like the film? Watch: Death Proof, Machete, Planet Terror

What my wife would say: I'm more than certain she would be disgusted.

What the world thinks:
Rotten Tomatoes - 66%
Metacritic - 55/100
LAMB Scores - 3/5
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