The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot Reviews
I went into this movie excited, expecting this sort of over the top tale of a man who lived this extraordinary life...don't get me wrong his life was amazing, but I feel like they didn't really expand upon it as much as I wish they had.
I'm still rating the movie as decent because the plot and the acting were superb, it's just that the ideas weren't fleshed out enough. I'd probably watch it again if somebody wanted me to but won't seek it out.
"The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot" is a mash up of two types of films. One is a poignant war movie of the sacrifices made when a man goes away to fight in WW II, and the regrets of what he didn't do before he left. Two is a complete fantasy about how that same man assassinated Hitler and - surprise - then goes on to kill Bigfoot, not because its Bigfoot, but to save the world!
I was expecting something like "FDR: American Badass", yet TMWKHATTB is so not in that vein. Sam Elliot, as always, is great. The rest of the cast also deliver. And the sets and feel for the times also standout, especially in Nazi Germany. Yet, the whole storyline just was so off. It just takes itself much, much too serious when this should have been played much more off the charts or lighthearted, anything other than the way it comes off. Thinking about it, this film is trying to be like "Big Fish", but so misses the mark.
[If you are under 40 or even 45 you probably cannot appreciate the performance of the 74 year old Sam Elliot.]