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A new violent thriller film from Universal Pictures is drawing controversy this week for a plot that centers around elite liberals killing pro-life advocates and conservatives for sport.
The Hollywood Reporter describes “The Hunt” as a satire, but the violence and political aspects of the film, especially in the wake of several mass shootings, have raised a lot of concerns.
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This week, several ads for the film were pulled, and the studio said it is re-evaluating its promotional strategy, according to the report. However, the report indicates that Hollywood still plans to release the film on Sept. 27 in theaters.
The original title of the film was “Red State Vs. Blue State,” a clear indication of its political theme. Actors include Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank. It is rated R.
Here’s more from the report:
The violent, R-rated film from producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse follows a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals.
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Pro-life advocates (described as “anti-choice”) are among the liberal elitists’ targets. As the report describes:
The script for The Hunt features the red-state characters wearing trucker hats and cowboy shirts, with one bragging about owning seven guns because it’s his constitutional right. The blue-state characters — some equally adept with firearms — explain that they picked their targets because they expressed anti-choice positions or used the...
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