The Finnish countryside provides an original and undeniably beautiful setting for this latest addition to the “Die Hard in a [blank]” genre of action movies.
Immortal badass Samuel L. Jackson does a great job of playing against character as the world’s wimpiest president, while young Onni Tommila gives a fine performance.
The script may be dumber than a bag of hammers, but the movie is so earnestly camp that it’s hard to care. It’s just a shame it doesn’t have the courage to be even more camp – you can always find room for more excessive gore or another stupid one-liner.
With tongue buried so firmly in cheek that it’s in danger of burrowing out the other side, Big Game is a good ol’-fashioned “so bad it’s brilliant” B-movie.
CAST: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber, Mehmet Kurtulus, Felicity Huffman, Jim Broadbent
DIRECTOR: Jalmari Helander
WRITER: Jalmari Helander
SYNOPSIS: A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite.