Monday, September 5, 2011

Hobo With a Shotgun (2011)

How lucky are the people who made this trailer?  After the success of the fake trailers featured in Grindhouse, Robert Rodriguez held a contest to get another awesome fake trailer.  That resulted in Hobo With a Shotgun, starring the always-badass Rutger Hauer. 

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.


Aric Mitchell said...

I hated this movie. I love Grindhouse films, but I hated this movie. Did I mention that I hated this movie? It seemed less like an homage and more like a parody that had utter contempt for the genre. Nevertheless, great blog!