Razorback

As you may have noticed, this attempt to spontaneously pick a random weekly movie at the very last minute is giving me quite a headache since I’m rarely meeting the Monday deadline. I wanted to turn it into a spur of the moment sort of thing but I’ll have to go the safe route and prepare them in advance. It will be all the same to you but it deeply hurts my pride.

But enough lamenting about my limitations, this week we get a fond look back at the movie which taught us that pigs can be very evil creatures, especially the giant ones. Don’t mess with them because they will hunt you, stomp on you and probably eat you – now keep that in mind next time you try anything with ham in it.

4 Responses to “Razorback”

  1. Dom Brewer says:

    Always been a big fan of this film, but it’s been a few years since I saw it last – knowing it’s a Russell Mulachy film (he of Highlander) I’m sure it’s as stylish and visually cool as I remember, but the effects might be a bit… well… early 80s. The girl being eaten in her car at the beginning is memorably nasty though. And well… it’s a big pig. That’s scary. Thanks for the reminder Agus!

  2. Agustín says:

    I wouldn’t say the effects were that bad! At least they were convincing. Remember that was the time of life-size animatronics, not the CGI crap you get to see these days.

  3. Igor Hardy says:

    I should watch this, Russel Mulcahy’s movies have given me plenty of cool surprises already. Even Tale of the Mummy was quite interesting.

  4. Agustín says:

    He had such a promising career… until he made Highlander 2 :P

    Although I’d say he’s made amends since then and indeed has recovered. But Razorback remains his most raw and original work to me so, by all means, give it a shot!