Jan 28 2014
The past three or four Unreality Reader Recommendations have all been animated action movie-based, and I’ve gone through a myriad of DC films like Under the Red Hood, Superman vs. the Elite and Wonder Woman. I just put another notch on my belt with Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, but that’s going to have to wait for another day.
In my last column I asked for suggestions as to what I should watch next, and “The Hunt,” was brought up. I’d vaguely heard of the movie, out this year and from Denmark, I believe, and knew only that it was A) good and B) starred Mads Mikkelsen. Throw in a reader recommendation, and that’s good enough for me.
I went into the film not realizing the central story revolved around Mikkelsen as Lucas, a middle-aged teacher, being falsely accused of pedophilia. The last two Mikkelsen roles I’ve seen are of him as a savage serial killer in Hannibal and as fearsome Viking warrior in Valhalla Rising. He’s usually the monster, not the victim, and if was off-putting seeing him as such. Continue Reading »