A U.S. submarine, the USS Tampa Bay, vanishes while shadowing a Russian Akula-class submarine in the Arctic. Rear Admiral John Fisk sends a Virginia-class submarine, the USS Arkansas, under the command of newly-promoted and unorthodox Commander Joe Glass to investigate. At the same time, a Navy SEAL team under the command of Lieutenant Bill Beaman is sent in to discreetly observe a Russian naval base. When they arrive at the naval base, they witness defense minister Dmitri Durov conducting a coup d'etat and taking Russian President Zakarin prisoner, and swiftly realize that Durov intends to trigger a war..
Hunter Killer is a project going back several years. In 2011, there was talk of Pierre Morel (Taken) making this thriller of geopolitical action. He finally preferred to go to other occupations and was replaced by the Australian Phillip Noyce (War Games), who also withdrew. Gerard Butler, on the other hand, was very interested in playing Captain Joe Glass - a man who is more distinguished by his daring strategy than his physical bravery - which has accelerated the development of the project. See more »
Hiding underwater can stop bullets from hitting you. All supersonic bullets (up to .50-caliber) slow dramatically/stop or disintegrate in less than 3 feet (90 cm) of water, but slower velocity bullets, like pistol rounds, need up to 8 feet (2.4 m) of water to slow to non-lethal speeds. (Myth Busters - ep.34) See more »
A Masterpiece, brutally shot down by hypocritical reviews
I believe all those critics out there who panned this action flick could not fathom the thought that normal human beings can pull off a heroic act. I guess they are cool with bunch of lab experiments saving the world again and again despite all the differences but when the same feat is pulled off by normal looking characters who happen to be well trained officers then it all of a sudden becomes outlandish.
Yes, we indeed have seen a lot of rescue missions but what makes this so different is that very few were pulled off by brave men from both sides (obviously enemies of each other by worldly rules) for the right cause. Off course this doesn't happen in real life, but seriously were you here to witness a documentary on war?
No offense to anyone but I believe there is a certain group out there lobbying against this guy, I don't know for what reason, but this surely is very unprofessional to allow your personal grudges creep into the professional front.
There is nothing wrong with this flick except for the hypocritical reviews that made it a box office disaster!
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