When someone pitched, to someone at Universal Pictures, the story of a group of elites hunting down “deplorables” for sheer sport and gleeful revenge, someone had to like and thus green light it. People at Universal believed there’d be an audience that would identify with the “satire”.
They thought it would be a hit!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, characters in the film refer to the victims as “deplorables,” which is what Hillary Clinton famously dubbed Trump supporters during the 2016 election. The report noted that a character asks, “Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?”
“At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables,” a character responds, according to THR.
— Fox News, 8/7/19
Hollywood (as well as many on the left) has had a longtime obsession with the death of Republicans.
There’s one problem with the sanctimonious denouncing of cinematic liberals hunting down conservatives with murderous glee: a carrying out of vitriol the left has no issues with expressing on a daily basis. The delay of the release of “The Hunt” may not have been for the considerate reasons initially issued to the public.
Universal will not be releasing Blumhouse’s The Hunt on September 27 as planned. Deadline hears that a collective decision was made by Universal leadership, led by Donna Langley, with The Hunt filmmaking team. For this particular film, it’s better to wait. The news of Universal canceling The Hunt comes in the wake of the studio putting the brakes on the pic’s marketing campaign in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, TX, Dayton, OH and Girloy, CA.
The studio released the following statement this morning: “While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film. We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.”
— Deadline, 8/10/19
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We watched the movie and understand why it was not released as planned.
“The Hunt” portrays liberals as closed-minded narcissists, politically-correct ignoramuses, elitist cowards, psychos, (feel free to include your own adjectives) and you see why this movie really pisses them off.
President Donald Trump’s supporters aren’t victims, they’re victimizers. Shame on “The Hunt” for pandering to one of their most cherished fantasies – that they are persecuted.
— Matthew Rozsa, Salon
We found the movie your typical chase movie with over-the-top, cartoon-ish violence but the blatant mocking of liberals in this movie is clearly the reason it was banned for theatrical release and every reason why this one is a keeper.