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Hobo with a Shotgun (DVD)
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Hobo with a Shotgun (DVD)
Advantages: Potential for a good film.
If you are looking to watch a horrificly disgusting, mentally thought out disturbing film then this is perfect for you.
'A hobo with a shotgun' I thought would end up being a comedy, but it is the complete opposite.
A hobo with a shotgun turns out to be exactly that.
The term hobo is used to label a homeless person and this film shows some of the worst cruelty and disrespect to homeless people.
With no reason at all other than power and greed, the town is run by a power hungry man controlling his sons and encouraging them and others of the town to carry out sick activities against the homeless.
However, it doesn't just stop there.
When the 'favourite' of the sons decides to take when he cant win, he tries to kidnap a young girl to no doubt torture and kill her after she disrespect him by telling him outright to leave a young lad alone when he is bullying him and planning on killing him.
From this moment onwards when the homeless man saves the young girl, the real part of the story begins.
As the 'hobo' got himself a shotgun, he began shooting down every evil heartless person in the town.
The homeless man did in many ways saved the young girl; not only from the phycho killing brothers, but also from her job as a prostitute on the streets as she takes him into her home.
The storyline takes you through many emotions, throughout the beginning all I could feel was disgust, anger and hatred towards most of the characters.
As the story picks up, you are forced to feel sympathetic for the homeless man which is what really drags you into the emotions of the story.
I really did not enjoy this film, I have seen films containing a lot of gore and sad storylines, but this one for me was too far fetched.
From the beginning, I knew I wouldn't like the film.
Any film which begins ripping off someone's head involving barbed wire and a car is clearly mental.
I have seen many films which include blood, gore and horrific scenes but all throughout this film I found every gory scene too over the top, too fake and simply far too stupidly mental.
Towards the end of the film, I really did feel the film took a turn for its worst when it introduced a fighting octopus and talking robots. The film really is... strange to say the least!
There are A LOT of scenes and acts which had me and my partner thinking, as they were so surreal and not very well thought out at all!
Overall, I would not recommend this, it wasn't worth watching, it did upset me and I think the storyline could have been successful if the film itself was better thought out as there was potential for a very moving story with a good message.
I was surprised to see this film was actually made in 2011, when watching I thought all the way through that it was an older film.
The film is listed as a horror, although for me it wasn't a horror at all.
I am one of those, who cant stand scary films, but this one for me just was more gory and disgusting than scary in any form.
Running time- 86 minutes
Rutger Hauer as Hobo
Gregory Smith as Slick
Molly Dunsworth as Abby
Brian Downey as The Drake
Robb Wells as Logan
Nick Bateman as Ivan/Rip
Peter Simas as Grinder
Jeremy Akerman as Chief of Police
Glen Matthews as Gang Leader
Drew O'Hara as Otis
David Brunt as "Dirty Cop"
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Summary: Not worth watching