The downloadable version of the movie Run with the Hunted is part of the action drama serie. The film tells the story of a former American soldier, Gavin Colledge, who, in 1985, was called to serve in Vietnam by the United States government and fight the insurgency war against the communist Viet Cong.
With the help of a sniper called Kari, he finally survives a shootout and recovers his wounded body parts. He then decides to run with the enemy and escapes from the enemy camp with the help of Kari. Eventually, the two start fighting against the Viet Cong forces, and their current location are unknown to anyone.
According to the website of the movie, the movie was released in Hollywood because the director, David Ellwood (author of the novel), thought that it would be very interesting to use the American system as the setting for the movie. In a nutshell, the directors thought that the story could be told in a way that would be accepted by the majority of people. So, although a British director might have produced a completely different kind of story, the film would still be accepted by the public.
This movie review is based on my personal opinion about the film. I loved it and I'm telling you why. Hopefully, after reading this review, you will enjoy watching the movie too.
As far as the plot goes, it's a bit complex and I will try to explain the whole plot in one sentence. The story starts with Gavin Colledge running away from the conflict between the US and the Viet Cong. He runs in a camper truck. His younger brother, Ryan, and a friend, Brian, are traveling with him. Later, when they come across a village with a school, the group is taken by their leader and Ryan is kidnapped by the Viet Cong.
Gavin arrives at the village, but they all think that he is just another American soldier whom they've heard about. They do not believe him because he does not look like one either. A village girl introduces him to the leader of the village, a young lady named Butch Baan, who wants him to join her husband in the underground group. Butch is a former Viet Cong soldier who refuses to leave the country and is called to fight the American soldiers in America.
There is a war going on in America and the main characters are called to fight in the war. To combat the enemy, they gather together some friends and join the underground resistance. They also call on Brian to lead them in a battle against the enemy. The story moves fast and the plot is very complex and detailed. While some critics think that the movie contains some unexplained plot points, it makes sense in the end.
The way the film was shot is really amazing and Kari was also wonderful in the role. She makes the background noises and takes the picture perfect. For a film like this, the DVD release of the movie was very effective because it looks beautiful in the theater and even better when watching on TV. I would recommend the movie to everyone, especially to kids because of its great plot.