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The Man who killed Hitler and then Bigfoot

  • 10-02-2019 9:42am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 29,933 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


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    This is most definitely not the movie you might reasonably have expected from the title!

    While both killings are part of the movie, they play second fiddle to the story of a man who has sacrified everything for what he believes is in service of the greater good.

    Really took me by surprise, Sam Elliot delivers an absolutely superb performance, which is pretty much what the movie hangs on, and a decent turn from Aidan Turner as the younger, Hitler-slaying, self.

    Yes, it's more than a bit bizarre to have a movie where the assassination of Hitler and killing of Bigfoot - by the main character - are mere sidenotes in a slow-burn character study....

    But it worked for me, I can see why it wouldn't for others, but it's genuinely a good movie and not the b-movie schlock-fest the title implies.


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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 2,141 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Oink


    Is it me or is Sam Elliott everywhere now, since The Ranch? That’s fine by me!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ Avatar MIA


    Whoever came up with the movie title needs to be the third victim of 'the man'. Excellent cast, but I'd normally not give it a second glance considering the title. Have seen it online, will give a look.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ Avatar MIA


    A fine film indeed. And most surprising of all. A fine love story.

    The suitcase was a bit of a
    McGuffin
    though. And what
    fell out of his shoe at the end? The engagement ring?


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,375 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Oink wrote: »
    Is it me or is Sam Elliott everywhere now, since The Ranch? That’s fine by me!

    Awesome in A Star is Born, he is on a resurgence

    Co-Stars Aidan Turner and Caitlin Fitzgerald are now dating


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,613 ✭✭✭✭ Skerries


    Caitlin and Aidan looked to be the same height but when I looked up their heights it has her as 5'8" and him as 6'

    for example in this pic they are both wearing similar height wise shoes

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ Avatar MIA


    Skerries wrote: »
    Caitlin and Aidan looked to be the same height but when I looked up their heights it has her as 5'8" and him as 6'

    for example in this pic they are both wearing similar height wise shoes

    Hollywood inches. Shur he looked tiny in the trilogy he was in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,719 ✭✭✭ El Rifle


    Very enjoyable. Some magical shots.

    Apparently Jean Claude Van Damme was originally cast for the Bigfoot role, but he wasn’t happy with the costume, and although he shot two days of film he was never credited


  • Registered Users Posts: 70 ✭✭ Pink Fox


    MV5BMTg2NzI4NjY1Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjUxOTc3NTM@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,679,1000_AL_.jpg

    This is most definitely not the movie you might reasonably have expected from the title!

    While both killings are part of the movie, they play second fiddle to the story of a man who has sacrified everything for what he believes is in service of the greater good.

    Really took me by surprise, Sam Elliot delivers an absolutely superb performance, which is pretty much what the movie hangs on, and a decent turn from Aidan Turner as the younger, Hitler-slaying, self.

    Yes, it's more than a bit bizarre to have a movie where the assassination of Hitler and killing of Bigfoot - by the main character - are mere sidenotes in a slow-burn character study....

    But it worked for me, I can see why it wouldn't for others, but it's genuinely a good movie and not the b-movie schlock-fest the title implies.

    I love watching right up to the Bigfoot part, then I turn down the sound and look away until it's over - just expecting it to be gross. Apart from what I have not watched, I highly recommend this special film. It has done extremely weĺl on iTunes and word about it is steadily spreading.


  • Registered Users Posts: 70 ✭✭ Pink Fox


    Aidan Turner. Great actor. Big fan of all his work.


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