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Boar (2017)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror, Thriller | 27 December 2019 (USA)
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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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Chris Sun

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Kirsty Dallas (story editor), Chris Sun
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Credited cast:
Bill Moseley ... Bruce
Nathan Jones ... Bernie
John Jarratt ... Ken
Ernie Dingo ... Ernie
Steve Bisley ... Bob
Hugh Sheridan ... Robert
Roger Ward ... Blue
Chris Haywood ... Jack
Simone Buchanan ... Debbie
Madeleine Kennedy ... Hanna
Melissa Tkautz Melissa Tkautz ... Sasha
Christie-Lee Britten ... Ella
Chris Bridgewater ... Ryan
Trudi Ross ... Wendy
Sean Gannon ... Driver
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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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At the breakfast scene at the farm, Robert says I've seen Charlie's Farm, Bernie (Nathan Jones) played Charlie in Charlie's Farm. And the farm is the same location as Charlie's family's farm. See more »

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Written by Mark Smythe
Performed by Autofocus
Produced by Mark Smythe and Rob Rolfe
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More "boar" than savage
7 October 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Was really quite intrigued by 'Boar' when it appeared in my recommended for you section, with a creepy poster/cover, a fine premise and as someone with a general appreciation for the genre it fits under. That it was low-budget, which from frequent personal experience is rarely a good sign due to that there are so many poor ones out there (though there are decent to good ones as well), made me though apprehensive.

It is sadly however yet another film seen recently, hence some reiteration because the exact same strengths and flaws present in those films are here, that to me was incredibly disappointing considering its potential which it doesn't do anywhere near enough with. 'Boar' is really quite weak, with so many huge flaws and doesn't do anything with any potential it had. There is net to nothing good here in 'Boar', a vast majority of it amateurish.

Only good things are a fairly promising start, some lovely scenery and a reasonably atmospheric soundtrack on occasions. That's it for the praise.

Going on to the negatives, the story does feel over-stretched and some of it comes over as vague and under-explained in the last third where the film especially became duller, more predictable, more senseless and less unsettled and never gaining momentum. All the characters, with every Aussie stereotype known to man, are too sketchy and with cardboard thin and colourless personalities and with nowhere near enough to make one want to endear to them. Their annoying and illogical decision making and behaviours frustrates. The chemistry is bland and unfocused.

The sound quality is obvious and utilised cheaply (being too loud in the build ups and people's reactions), the effects are shoddy and uniformly the acting is lacking severely, that's actually an understatement as the worst of it is horrendous. There is no sense of horror or engagement with the awful predicament they're in, and no connecting with the character, it just reeks of indifference and complete blankness which makes the viewer not care less too.

Dialogue can be stilted and rambling, as well as vulgarity-overkill, while the pace and film drags on forever, after a promising start and doesn't ever recover. The ending has no build-up and just ends ridiculously. Found too many of the supposedly shocking moments not surprising or scary and the atmosphere dreary, due to the excessive obviousness, a lot of dumb and vague moments and explanations and the lack of tension and suspense. Thrills are none, thanks to stodginess and excessive over-familiarity, and found myself never invested in the drama, which tended to be indifferently acted, interminably paced and statically directed.

A lot of 'Boar' has really dull and going nowhere plot elements and often nonsensical and confusing character motivations, while too many of the things to make you shocked are far from creative or unsettling. It all feels rather tame while the threat completely lacks menace and looks terrible.

Nothing freaky or interesting, no development and too derivative, while everything is unimaginative and are more odd than scary, completely failing to show any sense of dread. There is nothing interesting or illuminating with what the film was trying to do and the drama is overwrought with no momentum and a lot of weirdness. The direction is barely there and disorganised. 'Boar' is very amateurish visually, too drearily lit and shows no care in the way it's shot.

Summing up, very weak despite starting reasonably well. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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Gympie, Queensland, Australia See more »

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