A cult favorite that’s full of some truly stunning images of the Australian outback, Russell Mulcahy‘s Razorback (1984) is something of a mixed bag – not good enough to be classified as a classic but better than your run-of-the-mill creature-features. The story of a ginormous boar terrorizing the Australian outback, it’s a somewhat cliched affair which overachieves thanks to its director’s visual acumen – just as his Highlander (1986) would a coupla years later. Mulcahy – who recently bowed out of his own script for target=”_blank”>Bait -was the original MTV auteur, having directed ” target=”_blank”>Video Killed the Radio Star” for The Buggles, and brings a ton of gloss and style without the blatant disregard for storytelling most music-video alumni tend to exhibit. Check out this fun scene in which the Razorback rips apart a trailer. Then go find the flick and watch it – and then go book a trip to Australia to hunt giant boar.
September 18, 2012 1 Comment