DVD: Boar (2017)
‘Sadistic swine’ movies are definitely a niche genre and one in which Razorback would be the 1st (only?) to pop into peoples heads when asked to name one. Hot on it’s trotters should now be Boar; another Australian movie that pits human against beast in the untamed outback.
There is no intricate, twisting narrative to be found here. Quite simply it is a battle of wits and strength as a variety of unlucky people cross paths with a pissed off boar that is the size of an average garden shed.
No explanation is given for its unusual size, and none is needed as it goes off on yet another of its killing sprees, leaving behind the tangled remains of whoever got in its way.
Director Chris Sun does an admirable job of keeping things relatively convincing with a restricted budget, and the actors throw themselves (sometimes literally) into situations which, though may well often defy logic, are highly entertaining.
Whereas Razorback is stylish shot with director Russell Mulcahy bringing in elements from his music video background, Boar delivers more on the visceral side of things, with blood and internal organs often strewn across the screen…practical effects instead of CGI too…hurrah!
Boar may well be silly and nonsensical, but I had a hell of a good time watching it.
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