Yes, I know… what in the hell can this movie have to offer? Well you’d be shocked to know that this movie is not the silly action/monster movie it sounds like, but it’s actually a beautiful love story.
This movie stars Sam Elliot as Calvin Barr a WWII veteran with a very decorated past. As it turns out Calvin is the man who killed Hitler in this offering of an “alternative history”. Nothing is quite what it seems when two government officials show up on his doorstep to ask him to do the impossible, kill Bigfoot. In this movie Bigfoot is a carrier for the nightmare plague and if left alive will annihilate the U.S. Let’s forget that for a moment and talk about the most important part of this movie, the love story. Calvin falls in love with a school teacher named Maxine right before he has to leave for the military. Their love that can never be is the real heart of the movie, and I won’t spoil it for you.
There is a ton of symbolism in this movie and it really hits you in the heart. Calvin is a man with a lot to overcome. He feels guilt for the death he caused and his heart has been broken since he left the military and arrived home to find the love of his life gone. This movie is about him overcoming the obstacles in front of him and Sam Elliot portrays this character with excellence. You can feel every emotion.
I stumbled upon this movie by complete chance. My boyfriend saw it on Hulu and thought the title sounded hilarious and we both like Sam Elliot. At first I didn’t pay attention but it really started to catch my eye and I stopped what I was doing to watch. We expected a silly overly action packed war/monster B-movie. But really it has the feeling of a strange but lovable indie movie. There are long scenes and beautiful cinematography. In fact, we loved this so much we went to my dads house and watched it for a second time with him. It was just as good the second time.
There is really only one scene that came off as a little bit goofy and I figure it’s probably because the budget was limited. The Bigfoot itself is not as believable as it could have been. Honestly though, the Bigfoot is a small piece of the story and didn’t deter me in any way.
I absolutely loved this movie and I have been recommending it left and right. I strongly suggest anyone interested in a unique and odd love story to check this one out! I give The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot a 5/5 stars.
I don’t typically write movie reviews but I think I might do this once or twice a month. I’m a huge movie buff and I think it would be fun to review those too. Do you think this movie sounds interesting? Have you seen it? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments.