The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot Review
February 5, 2019 at 7:55pm
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot is a slower film that really focuses on the individual. While it does pack a punch by having two seemingly random and disconnected events, it's really just two parts of one man's life. There's no time travel involved here, just separate parts of the same time line. We have a modern Calvin (Sam Elliott) that is grizzled, being rather sad with life and trying to live out his days in peace.
We then have a younger, World War II era Calvin (Aidan Turner) that is leaving the love of his life behind for something important. That obviously being the mission that includes the first part of the film's title. There are bits of action for both perspectives, but again this is about the guy. I had anticipated something like more of an epic series of chases or even a battle, but it's largely about the life style. You get some brief moments of rather intense action, at least compared to the majority of the film and those were solid. They like to really just hit you with those so the transition will not be subtle.
Both of the era settings were distinct and this helped present the difference between what point in time you were at well. They mix both of them together with the current setting being the primary focus. While I did mention the action being rather intense, it is also slowed down with age.
This makes the battles more interesting as they progress in time as you can see the effect age has, and generally the actor not being able to do anything too insane. Which again, is realistic. This was shot decently well, it looked nice and gritty when needed. The acting was fine, Elliott was particularly strong in this one just showcasing the passing years of continued sorrow.
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot is a story that's focused on the guy, with two seemingly random events showcasing his life. This is basically the entire plot of what goes on, it uses two big iconic historic points as tent poles for a story about one man. This works for it, just don't expect anything too wild.
It does have abrupt changes in pace which are appreciated yet some might find things rather slow at times. It really does take its time which works during certain moments and at other times it may become rather boring for some. It was definitely a different sort of narrative with interesting points that take a seat for the main character's story in this film featuring a rather wild headline.
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Rating Overall: 6.2