The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

"It's the Bigfoot, Ed. They want me to kill it." - Calvin Barr

release year: 2018
genre: odd drama
viewing setting: home Bluray, 4/26/19

synopsis: Decades after secretly assassinating Hitler during World War II, an old, retired military operative is called upon to find and destroy Bigfoot, who's carrying a deadly plague.

impressions: This was quirky and could have been a decent low-budget monster film, but the writer and director lost focus somewhere. Or maybe they were just focused on something else, something that I couldn't understand. The flashbacks to WWII and the wilderness part were good, but what came between was slow and often confusing. Specifically, it's unclear why the main character chose to do what he did (or more to the point, didn't do) after the war. It's also unclear what was going on between him and Bigfoot once he found it. Overall, it felt slow and muddled at times.

acting: Sam Elliott was old and crusty, but also tough, as the character required here. The guy who played his brother, and the woman who played his supposed love interest, were fine.

final word: Quirkiness gone wrong - it was often too slow and senseless for my liking.

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