Hunter Killer Trailer

Unexpected Allies Unite in “Hunter Killer” Trailer

In what can only be described as a modern day take on John McTiernan’s 1990 classic The Hunt for Red October, Donovan Marsh’s Hunter Killer focuses on a submarine captain who must fight against the clock in an effort to prevent the start of WWIII.

Amid heightened tensions between the US and Russia, a group of highly sophisticated nuclear armed submarines called hunter killers quietly patrol the seas.  But all that changes as soon as the Russian president is kidnapped, prompting the two former enemies to become allies in order to avoid absolute worldwide disaster.

Laden with special effects and the stylistic appeal of 90’s war films, the trailer leaves much to be desired.  But I have a hard time siding against the power of Gary Oldman and Linda Cardellini, even if Gerard Butler’s track record has been struggling as of late.  (I’ve unfortunately not yet forgotten about the painful experience that was Geostorm.)

We’ll find out if the film is worthy of my comparison, and if the subs below the Arctic can save the day when Hunter Killer emerges into theaters on October 26.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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