Boar (2017)

Boar
Director: Chris Sun
Writer: Kirsty Dallas, Chris Sun
Cast: Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, John Jarratt, Steve Bisley, Roger Ward, Hugh Sheridan, Chris Haywood, Ernie Dingo, Simone Buchanan, Christie-Lee Britten, Madeleine Kennedy, Chris Bridgewater, Melissa Tkautz
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 29.9.2018
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Plot:
A small town in Australia has been having some trouble with wild animals. Fences torn down, livestock going missing. But they don’t know that they don’t actually have problems with animals, plural, but instead one big animal, one fucker of a boar. As the boar starts attacking anybody who dares come into its outback, people start dying in big numbers.

Boar is everything you could want in a creature feature: it has a good sense of humor, nice characters and a good creature design. I mostly enjoyed it, even though there were some pacing issues in the second half.

The film poster showing a boar head with an open mouth and massive fangs in profile.
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Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Wolf Creek 2
Director: Greg Mclean
Writer: Greg Mclean, Aaron Sterns
Sequel to: Wolf Creek
Cast: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
[Reviews by cornholio and Maynard Morrissey.]

Plot:
Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) is hunting again. Whether it be backpackers like Katharina (Shannon Ashlyn) and Rutger (Philippe Klaus), or just somebody driving by and getting caught up in things like Paul (Ryan Corr) – Mick doesn’t discrimate. And he can’t be stopped.

Wolf Creek 2 felt like an unlovingly painted-by-the-numbers sequel. It didn’t feel like anybody involved actually wanted to make a sequel. Apart maybe from John Jarratt – Mick seemed to be having the time of his life.

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Wolf Creek (2005)

Wolf Creek
Director: Greg Mclean
Writer: Greg Mclean
Cast: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt
[/slash colleagues cornholio1980 reviewed it here and Maynard Morrissey here.]

Plot:
Liz (Cassandra Magrath), Kristy (Kestie Morassi) and Ben (Nathan Phillips) are carpooling together – Liz and Kristy are tramping through Australia while Ben just wants to get back to Sidney to his girlfriend. They have a long drive ahead and only a few sights they want to stop at. One of those sights is Wolf Creek – a meteorite crater in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately it is right there that their car breaks down. They are lucky though – or so it seems at first – when Mick (John Jarratt) picks them up and promises he can fix their car. But a night in a dead car in the outback is nothing compared to what’s in store for them.

Wolf Creek was ok. The acting was decent, the set-up nice but then I got a little bored by all the gore and torture (what a horrible sentence to write). It all got a little too much for my willingness to suspend my disbelief or to be interested at all.

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