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In the future, nature is restricted and virtual games provide both the landscapes and the hunting grounds. A group of hunters will make it outside for a traditional hunt. Little do they know about what awaits them in the wild and how it will inevitably affect them. Set in the beautiful Canadian wilderness, in the French speaking province of Quebec, prepare to see a future, not so far from ours, where reality is somewhat more complex and intricate since the virtual world has reached an unprecedented level of reality that can easily fool your senses. Written by
Third Millenium Entertainment [au]
Excellent look at the Future and Immense Potential of Independent Film-making
First, I wanted to say that I really liked Hunting Grouds a lot. I had been reading in the reviews how people kept saying that the film had an original and truly unique look, and now that I have seen it I would have to agree. I know it was made on a low budget, but it has a great professional look. The details are super crisp and the color is fantastic. I love the blending of the real life, the models, and CGI effects, it all comes together for a very stylized effect.
Aside from the zombies, the story reminded me a lot of the classic movie, "On Dangerous Ground" with the whole notion of the hunter and the hunted. I think the main character Patrice LeBlanc does a fantastic job in the film. He has a great look to him that I think would help make the sequels a great success. I am not sure why, but I kept getting this cool Jean- Claude Van Damme / Dolph Lundgren vibe from him... Maybe its from watching Universal Soldier to many times as a kid, but I definitely think its a good thing.
I can't wait to see what this group does next with their film-making, and I wish them the best of luck.
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