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Review: They Made A Pig’s Ear Out Of Killer Swine Movie BOAR - Movies In Focus
It would have been very easy to say that Chris Sun’s Aussie horror film Boar was…something of a bore. I won’t go for such a simple pun-fuelled insult, but I will say that Sun has made a right pig’s ear out of this outback creature feature. A large wild bore is terrorising the Australian wilderness, picking off people here and there, but the killings are so sporadic nobody believes that a killer swine is on the loose. However, the hungry pig gets more brazen (not braised) and soon the cast featuring Bill Moseley, Nathan Jones, John Jarratt and Melissa Tkautz are in the trough as potential pig feed. Who needs swine flu, eh? All Chris Sun and co-writer Christine Hulsby had to do was follow the tried and tested Jaws plotting to create a fun Australian horror, but they don’t have a clue about plot construction or characterisation. They don’t know who they want their main characters to be, flitting between various plot threads as if they were taking part in some strange edit room lottery. Maybe they thought there were delivering a multi-layared ensemble horror piece, but it’s confused and distracting. What makes me really angry, is that Sun delivered [...]