03 Jun 2019s The Man Who Killed Hitler
2019s The Man Who Killer Hitler and Then The Bigfoot
So, what I expected: campy fun.
What I got: campy fun with a surprising amount of heart, and a great performance by one of my favorites.
Sam Elliot has long been a favorite of mine. Whether it was in a western I watched with my parents, or in a ridiculous movie like Road House, I’m almost always in if Sam is in it. There’s just something about the guy, right? Just a tough as nails old cowboy, other than being from Portland.
Sam Elliot stars as Calvin, an older gentlemen who, you guessed it, killed Hitler. Because of his past he is then hired to, well, kill The Bigfoot. So, of course the story takes use through killing Hitler and then The Bigfoot, but that’s really not what the story is all about. It’s about a man who, while his life was drastically altered by being the Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot, it’s about how his service to his country impacted his life outside and dealing with a lost love.
I think we, meaning almost all people, tend to quickly judge who a man is by who they appear to be without looking any deeper. I think that’s what we have going with Cal here. Ron Livingston, who plays Flag Pin, has heard the stories of Cal and what he did in the war, but knows nothing of what really matters to Cal. I won’t go on some huge rant, but a call to everyone: try to learn a bit more about people before just putting them in the box you think they fit in. We all have a deeper story as to why we are where we are now. And for the most part: a lot of us are the same.
Fun movie, well made with a campy feel. I laughed incredibly hard at one part when he is tracking The Bigfoot, and felt for our protagonist as he works through love lost.
I’ll watch this one again. So fun and heartfelt at the same time. Sam Elliot is fantastic in it. Great performance.