Big Game (Action Film – Starring Samuel L. Jackson)
The President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) is headed to Helsinki for a conference when Air Force One is shot down over a northern Finland. He successfully escapes in his pod-like contraption and lands in a remote area of the vast wilderness. Fortunately Oskari (Onni Tommila), a boy going on thirteen, is in the woods to hunt big game to prove to his father and their group that he has become a man. The President and Oskari must test the limits of their strength and cunning to survive the wild and the men chasing them. But seriously, wouldn’t bringing POTUS back alive be the biggest game ever ‘caught’ in Northern Finland?
I really enjoyed this movie. There is the camaraderie, humor and action of any good buddy movie; and this pair is odder than most. The young actor playing Oskari is wonderful (you may have seen him before in Rare Exports) and I hope this is the start of a long career for him. If you are looking for an action movie with a lot of heart, and a lot of recognizable faces, add this to your list.