Watch: Pig Hunt 2008 123movies, Full Movie Online – When John takes his San Francisco friends to his deceased uncle’s ranch to hunt wild boar, it seems like a typical steroid-impaired ‘guys’ weekend with guns. As the young men trek deeper into the woods, they begin to realise the awful truth of his uncle’s death and the legend of the ripper; a murderous 3000lb boar. Their pursuit takes them through fields of marijuana and into the muddy landscape of big wallow, involving weaponry, the violent Tibbs brothers, tortured animals, a machete-toting hippie, vengeful rednecks, and throat-slitting young women who grow pot by day and worship the giant boar at night. By the time the hunt’s over, no one’s unscathed. Not for the faint-hearted (or people with an IQ higher than a pebble)..
Plot: When John takes his San Francisco friends to his deceased uncle’s remote ranch to hunt wild pigs, it seems like a typical guys weekend with guns – despite the presence of John’s sexy girlfriend Brooks. But as John and his crew trek deeper into the forest, they begin tracking the awful truth about his uncle’s demise and the legend of The Ripper — a murderous three-thousand-pound black boar!
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Note to self: Pig Hunters suck.
When it comes down to it, I don’t hate many movies. I watch all types of garbage. From German gore flicks to no-budget sci-fi, and everything in between. All I really look for is one saving grace in a movie. One thing that makes me smile. And this movie had two saving graces actually. Well, for me anyways. But the question is, why do I still hate it? I’ll attempt it with an high school analogy. Remember in high school the kid who tried to be real cool? The person that would try to talk the talk and walk the walk? The person that just tried to do and say all the ‘right’ things? The kid who’s just a flat-out unoriginal robot-tag-along-Indian, but desperately tried to make himself seem hip and cool? Remember that kid? Pig Hunt is that kid. What a loser.
Just like that stupid kid in high school who had nothing to talk about besides ‘cool’ things, Pig Hunt is the same way. The thing with that loser from high school, he (or she) may have been in an accelerated class. He may have even taken A.P. Physics. But I can assure you Pig Hunt is no way near any accelerated learning classes. Pig Hunt’s in the school basement with all the other people with learning disabilities. Acting overall was amateur at best. Writing was even worse. But more than anything was just it’s overall feeling of trying too hard to be a hip movie. Honestly, that scene at the hippie commune….what the f@ck?
More than anything with Pig Hunt is it’s horrendous characters. First and foremost, the ‘hero’. What a pathetic badass he was. Phewy! He played the serious, I talk stern, nothing to smile about role in one of the most basic ways you can imagine. I don’t blame the actor entirely, as the writing for his character was abysmal. Honestly how difficult is it to write a character that you care for? There isn’t one person in this film that you wanted to live. If that was the film-makers goal, then great f@ckin job! But it wasn’t, as there were survivors. Sure they had that cliché weakling character that you’re supposed to care for, but he sucked, flat out. I’ll be nice for a second and play fair. I wanted to Les Claypool’s character to live longer. One second it seemed he was gonna play a bigger role as the movie began to climax, then poof, he’s outta the picture. Thanks fer nuthin! Back to that ‘hero’ dude. There’s a scene where they come upon a whole field of marijuana. And what does our Mr. Cool Hero guy do? He complains about it being illegal and not wanting it on his dead Uncle’s property. And then he goes on and calls the weed, ‘dope’. I don’t know about you, but this movie, with all it’s failed attempts at being hip, you’d think it’d be about glorifying weed. Instead it’s in this weird buffer zone, as there’s loads marijuana in the flick, but it’s all related to bad things. But again, back to the Captain Kewl. What kind of hero, in a action/horror flick about a monster pig, looks down on weed? What’s the reason to root for this guy?? Why is he the hero? Because he uses a f@ckin’ crossbow!?
The two saving graces before I forget. I don’t recall any CGI. And the character played by Jason Foster. He was the only consistently well-acted character in the movie. I also thought his transition from questionable-villain to evil villain was well done.
I can go on and on about why this movie failed and sucked, but I won’t because I gotta take a dump. Bottom line is I didn’t like this movie. With it’s opening credits in animated fashion, I was impressed. It put in me that it might be something original. But that just isn’t the case. Now that I think of it, it’s almost kinda trendy nowadays to have your opening credits in comic book style pictures. The more and more I think about Pig Hunt, the more I just feel bad for it. Just like that kid in high school. You didn’t hate him. You just felt bad for him. He was pathetic.
Variety review from Dennis Harvey
A mashup of elements from “Razorback,” “Deliverance” and other rural-peril faves, “Pig Hunt” proves an enjoyably offbeat hybrid horror exercise. Helmer Jim Isaac’s first indie production, following several compromised studio efforts including sci-fi slasher “Jason X,” amplifies the quirkiness of Robert and Zach Anderson’s screenplay by unpredictably mixing disparate pacing, tones, humor and brute action. Sum isn’t entirely satisfying, and the current marketplace preference for formulaic scare pics won’t help B.O. But fans tired of rote remakes and ripoffs will appreciate the pic’s idiosyncrasy. It’s currently playing limited theatrical gigs while in search of a wider distribution deal.
Four twentysomething buds, led by John (Travis Aaron Wade), leave San Francisco for a weekend of game hunting in rural Mendocino County, though the guys-only plan goes south when John’s g.f. Brooks (Tina Huang) — who turns out to be the group’s sharpest shooter — insists on coming along.
After being warned about an improbable 3,000-lb. “Pigfoot” (aka “the Ripper”) roaming wild, they acquire uninvited company in the form of two local yokels who have an apparent score to settle with John.
City-slicks-vs.-hicks tension soon gets ugly, resulting in full-on war waged by the large, inbred Tibbs clan against the panicked visitors. Meanwhile, carnivorous Hogzilla turns out to be no mythical beastie.
A local “hippie commune” consisting of one charismatic male (Bryonn Bain) and his sizable harem of Amazonian babes further adds to the eventual mayhem, which doesn’t explode until halfway through the pic’s runtime.
Slow start has its own rewards in atmosphere and slyly offbeat rhythms; when the porcine stool finally hits the fan, the action (especially that taking place chez Tibbs) is no-holds-barred muscular. Given the welcome sense that the story might lunge in any direction at any time, however, the final payoff (which involves some not-very-convincing creature effects) is a little less kicky than one might have hoped.
Perfs are enthusiastic, tech and design contribs above-average.
Score by Les Claypool of Primus adds to hipster cachet; he and blues mouth harpist Charlie Musselwhite contribute cameo roles.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min), 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (European Film Market) (Germany)
Genre Action, Horror, Thriller
Director James Isaac
Writer Robert Mailer Anderson, Zack Anderson
Actors Travis Aaron Wade, Tina Huang, Howard Johnson Jr.
Country United States
Awards 6 wins & 11 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Clairmont Cameras and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm