You’ll Never Guess Who Samuel L. Jackson Is Playing In His New Film
Even though we got our first look at the VOD film the Big Game in January of this year, we finally have our first domestic trailer for the film. Starring Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States, it’s an action-adventure comedy movie that doesn’t take itself too serious.
The director of the film, Jalmari Helander, was the man responsible for the Santa Claus horror film. If you’ve never seen it, it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. Fans of Helander’s work should have a good idea of what to expect from this movie. The movie is set in Finland, but it is rounded out with an English-speaking cast including Felicity Huffman, Victor Garber, Ray Stevenson, and Jim Broadbent.
In the rugged countryside of Finland, a young thirteen-year-old (Onni Tommila) embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending 24 hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and arrow. After witnessing a spectacular crash, he discovers the escape pod from Air Force One, containing the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson). When they realize a group of kidnappers is hot on their trail with the intention of taking the president, this unlikely duo must escape their hunters as they search for the American Special Forces team sent out to find them.
Reviews for the film have been average. Critics have agreed that, even though the film is low budget, it’s still a good time. President action films have become popular of late. Hopefully, this film can take the genre and have a good time with it.