Art often imitates life and satirises it to expose certain brutal realities. Similarly, a controversial dark comedy satirised the political situation in the United States and was consequently banned in the country.
The film The Hunt has arrived on Netflix, and viewers are enjoying the film and its message.
Released in 2020, this film was initially scheduled for a 2019 release. However, the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso led Universal Pictures to defer the release.
This scathing satire is directed by Craig Zobel and based on a screenplay by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof. It stars Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank in lead roles, besides Emma Roberts and others.
It is a darkly comic satire on the unbridgeable political divide between the American left and the right. In the film, the liberals and deplorables are at loggerheads.
Twelve deplorables are held captive by ruthless elitists and persecuted, based on a dark internet conspiracy theory called the Manorgate. During this mass exodus where the deplorables get hunted like prey, one of the captives is bold enough to retaliate and disrupts the predators’ master plan, sending them into a state of chaos and disarray.
Conservatives lashed out against the film, with then-POTUS, Donald Trump being visibly offended, sending out a tweet saying, “The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos”.
However, viewers are in awe of the film that keeps alive the tension of a supposed chase. The filmmakers deftly infuse the political scenario with implied references to George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
With an abundance of suspense, gore, comedy, and a fresh and insanely politically charged narrative, The Hunt is one of the most over the top films of 2020 that was temporarily banned in the United States.