Monday, September 5, 2011
In Hobo With a Shotgun, a homeless man (the "Hobo") comes to Hope Town, now dubbed "Scum Town" since it is filled with corruption, murder, and abuse. It is run by a crime lord, Drake, and his nephews Ivan and Slick. They rule the whole city, and off anyone who tries to get in their way. One night, Hobo stops a prostitute, Abby, from being murdered by Slick. He tries to involve police, but realizes that they're as corrupt as the rest of the city. Although he dreams of starting a lawnmowing business, he uses the money to get a shotgun, taking out all the baddies in town.
Hobo and Abby join forces to fight the evil that exists in Hope Town. Although they plan on starting a lawnmowing business together, they get sidetracked by complications risen from their new mission. Hobo With a Shotgun got kind of silly and ridiculous towards the end, and not in the good Machete way. I liked this movie overall, but the whole robot/knight thing was just kind of stupid and boring. It just kind of dragged a bit.
Also, can you believe The Hitcher was 25 years ago? Holy crap. That led me to Google some older pics of Rutger Hauer and realize that he was dead sexy. Me-ow.