We don’t have to tell you the irony of everyone in Hollywood being pro-gun control while pumping out movie after movie glamorizing guns and gun violence. But it seems the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton have compelled Universal to pull ads for “The Hunt,” and update of “The Most Dangerous Game” in which wealthy elites can pay to hunt down red-state deplorables.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 8, 2019
In the wake of a trio of deadly massacres, the studio is evaluating its strategy for the R-rated Blumhouse satire in which elites stalk “deplorables.”
“Did anyone see what our ratf**ker-in-chief just did?” one character asks early in the screenplay for The Hunt, a Universal Pictures thriller set to open Sept. 27. Another responds: “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables.”
In the aftermath of mass shootings within days of one another that shocked and traumatized the nation, Universal is re-evaluating its strategy for the certain-to-be-controversial satire. 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.
That sounds like it will really be a big hit in flyover country.
Whoever greenlit this pile of garbage should be fired.
— Point Of Privilege (@BuckEBadger) August 8, 2019
The original title for the movie was Red State vs Blue State. I kid you not. It's like they want chaos and a civil war so badly that they can't hide it anymore. https://t.co/mG5vT5XL6a
— Jason Buttrill (@JasonButtrill) August 8, 2019
The left has no interest in co-existing weather by gun point or simple cultural hegemony they are seeking the same outcome.#walkaway
— SZYops (@SZYops) August 8, 2019
Why not scrap the film? We do not need more political division in this country, especially at the degree where bloodshed is literally incentivized.
— Fisher (@ryanfisher122) August 8, 2019
It doesn’t change what’s in their hearts. Those people are sick and dangerous.
— Deplorable Jean (@patrioticwoman3) August 8, 2019
To be clear, they’re just halting the marketing campaign, not the production right? 🤦♂️
— aussielarsen (@aussielarsen1) August 8, 2019
It’s still due out in September, as far as we know. They just pulled the ads out of respect for the victims of the weekend’s mass shootings.
STILL due to release Sept 27?!? Forget the "sensitivity of the ads". Why should a film like this even be written?
— Josh Talley (@jmtalley) August 8, 2019
Well if this is the crap they’re going to start producing they can kiss goodbye anyone giving up their guns.
— Carrie M🗽🇺🇸 🦅 (@JoniePEI) August 8, 2019
Dear God. I’m just in awe that anyone would make a movie like this. It’s beyond disgusting and savage and that doesn’t even describe how horrible of a concept this movie is.
— Kristen ☀️🇺🇸🌵🐘 (@SunshineBabe33) August 8, 2019
The idea that Hollwierdos thought it acceptable to finance and produce this film should tell you everything you need to know about that human cesspool.
— Sean Bergin (@SeanBerginNews) August 8, 2019
“Satire” is just a code word for the Libs. Make no mistake this IS their agenda
— Jeff Grove (@grove1jeff) August 8, 2019
I'm sorry but I didn't see anything satirical about it! We need to not let them get away with trying to play it down now…they said what they meant and they meant what they said. STOP letting them off the hook!
— Chuck Templeman (K) (@ctemp153) August 8, 2019
“Satirizes”… wonder how they’d describe it if the roles in this movie were reversed? It’s a free country & they can produce whatever films they want but it’s definitely in poor taste to promote it rn, at a minimum.
— Trump Gal aka Trumpster (@Mitt_Fit) August 8, 2019
How could Hillary Swank have allowed herself to be in a movie like this? How could Universal even think this is OK? My dollar is my vote. And I vote Universal out of business.
— Ella Canon 🇺🇸 (@sgtmolly06) August 8, 2019
Here’s the trailer if you’re still interested. (Caution: Explicit gun violence!) Our guess is the “deplorables” win out in the end, but not before taking a few losses.
— The Hunt (@TheHuntMovie) July 30, 2019
Our question: How many “elites” even know how to load a gun?
Change of plans: Stacey Abrams now says Hollywood should ‘stay and fight’ in Georgia, not boycott https://t.co/fZL357W2v5
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 13, 2019