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Boar (2017)

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In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.

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Nathan Jones ... Bernie
Bill Moseley ... Bruce
John Jarratt ... Ken
Steve Bisley ... Bob
Roger Ward ... Blue
Hugh Sheridan ... Robert
Chris Haywood ... Jack
Ernie Dingo ... Ernie
Simone Buchanan ... Debbie
Christie-Lee Britten ... Ella
Madeleine Kennedy ... Hanna
Chris Bridgewater ... Ryan
Melissa Tkautz Melissa Tkautz ... Sasha
Ricci Guarnaccio Ricci Guarnaccio ... Oscar
Damian Duffy ... Damo
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In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.

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28 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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It's a Boar-ing Watch...
9 January 2019 | by FinesseMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

Set in Australian outback, a small community begins to find a number of odd things are occurring around the area. People discover that many homes are having fences torn apart and livestock such as sheep and goats are disappearing or found dead. The town is being terrorised by large sized creature which in fact is a massive and monstrous wild BOAR!

Our film follows many characters, including Ken (John Jarratt, best known for his role in Wolf Creek) and his mate Blue (Roger Ward), as well as a family on the road trying to visit their Uncle Bernie (Nathan Jones). As a result of the film having many characters, there are two elements that carry a couple of disappointments for myself. 1. Due to the amount of characters in scenes, the film can feel like a totally different film from act to act. In fact, the 2nd and 3rd act felt completely differently to the 1st act and I couldn't help wonder if this was the original intent and direction for this Australian horror flick. 2. The scripting for some of these leading characters is hit and miss. Most of the Australian actors have the accent and Aussie slang down pat. I'm particularly happy to sing high praises for actors such as John Jarrett and Ernie Dingo (too right mate!). But as for the rest of the cast, when it comes to the scripting and dialogue... it just feels out of place, none of it feels convincing, nor is it entertaining to watch.

I enjoyed the picture quality, and there plenty of great shots of Australia, with the camera panning over scenery. Boar is also a rather dark film to watch as it contains many scenes at night. While I'll recommend you don't watch this film during the day due to too much light making scenes hard to see, I'm happy to report that all the night shots are clear and enjoyable to view.

As for the Boar itself, it does look pretty awesome as far as visual effects go. The Boar's gritty looks as a monster is kept somewhat hidden at the start, becoming more revealed as the film goes on. We also get moments of seeing what the Boar can actually see (you know what I mean right, aka "Predator mode") which I wasn't really a fan of. It didn't help the film by any means to know what the Boar could see. There's also no real explanation as to why there is one super massive Boar running around in this town. This thing is huge as a Rhino- why are all the others Boars in the film so small? There are also countless time when this Boar is able to sneak up upon people without a single noise- like it's some kinda Ninja BOAR!

That being said ... the Boar is simply the best part of the film.

Overall, Boar is an Australian film that deliveries a great looking monster to the screen (even if it does seem silly to see!). I feel it was also great to also see some Australian actors playing fun roles, but sadly they are never given enough screen time for us to truly enjoy their presence in this film. Other actors are left to carry the film, using a poor script which makes it challenging for viewers to enjoy the horror film, in particular during the second and final act. It's a shame to see considering the film's possibilities and Australia casting.

3.1/10

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