The Hunt (2020) Movie Review

Synopsis

Twelve strangers wake up in a forest clearing. They do not know where they are or how they got there. Nor do they know that they have been chosen ... for something very specific ... to be hunted. Following a conspiracy theory born on the dark web, a group of the world's elite meets for the first time in a secluded mansion to have fun hunting human beings. But their master plan doesn't go as expected as one of the victims, Crystal ( Betty Gilpin , GLOW ), knows the hunters' game better than they do. By killing them one by one, Crystal will manage to reverse the situation and gradually get closer to the mysterious woman (played by the two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank ) who devised the game. ( Universal Pictures International Spain )

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Game of Thrones Season 6 Review

Game of Thrones Season 5, arguably the worst in the series to date but ironically deserving not only of twelve Emmy Awards but also the top award for Best Drama of 2014-2015, had left a bitter taste in the mouth of strangers and acquaintances, albeit I said goodbye with a memorable image and commented to the point of exhaustion.


After months and months of news, leaked information and theories that ruffled the curl, Game of Thrones Season 6 arrived, we said it was magnificent from the outset, and cleared any doubts about the greatness of an absolutely unique series. A worldwide phenomenon in the world of television that arouses universal passions, and which also presented itself with the complicated challenge of being the first batch of episodes that did not adapt a published literary material by George RR Martin,


Although several statements from the creators have made it clear that some of their decisions in these ten chapters come from the author's unpublished script. Be that as it may, this is a television series and should be valued, one that also poses as a challenge the complicated task of making each of its scenes and moments, however brief they are, important and have something to add to the general story that has been told for 60 episodes. And it is that drama, comedy, action, suspense, violence and fantasy working without fault. one that also sets as a challenge the complicated task of making each of its scenes and moments, however brief, important and have something to add to the general story that has been told for 60 episodes. And it is that drama, comedy, action, suspense, violence and fantasy working without fault. one that also sets as a challenge the complicated task of making each of its scenes and moments, however brief, important and have something to add to the general story that has been told for 60 episodes. And it is that drama, comedy, action, suspense, violence and fantasy working without fault.


Because this more than a series is a gigantic film that lasts for years, a single story told through its multiple ramifications, the fight for the Iron Throne, for absolute power. A battle where each advance costs blood and sweat, where each character is destined to suffer, and where the greatest enemy is usually very close. But it is not just a succession of perfidious machinations, but an emotional journey, based on fully recognizable feelings and characters that act on the basis of them, since the medieval life that the series describes eliminates modern conceptions that would limit certain behaviors. Here there is cynicism but also honorability, appearances are taken into account but the characters are usually transparent in their intentions (with exceptions such as those of the devious Littlefinger). It is almost always lived in the highest spheres, and the writers have the supreme ability as storytellers to make each visit to these bedrooms full of interest.


Although this being said, it cannot be denied that the narrative of the series, more than anything due to the accumulation of so many and many events, is irregular, and its way of playing with the times - the subplots are condensed or accelerated at excessive whim - doubtful. Characters and plots are deliberately slow to reach the climactic moment when David Benioff & DB Weiss so wish, and there are presences introduced or retrieved so as not to give them much to do, because now it is not their moment of glory. The return of the Dog, The entire history set in the Iron Islands or Sam and Gilly's travels are a great example of this trend, which also causes them to fall into repeated arcs, like the entire plot of Daenerys (an increasingly stilted Emilia Clarke) up to his surprising return to Mereen.


In the long run this has done a disservice to Game of thrones because that way it becomes simple, and therefore unworthy of its usual greatness. The writers know this, and they compensate with the rest of the fronts, with dialogues charged with humor and intelligence and an ability to play with the expectations of the audience that dislodges at every step. Issues such as the mystery about Jon Snow's mother, Melisandre's (Faithful Carice van Houten) test of faith or Bran's role as the new Raven-Of-Three-Eyes and many more have been addressed in Game of Thrones Season 6, which It shows that here the story continues without interruptions or dead times.