Mar 14, 2008

The Hitcher


Rutger Hauer is one of the most intense actors ever to grace the silver screen. Unfortunately, he has never acquired as many roles as he deserves. Dutchman Hauer personifies the ultimate male character. He makes “actors” like Harrison Ford (especially in Blade Runner) and Dustin Hoffman look like the weak males that they really are. Rutger Hauer demands your complete attention in every scene he is featured in. His role as a killer in The Hitcher was a wise choice on the casting directors part.

The Hitcher follows a young man and his attempt at escaping the murderous stoicism of Rutger Hauer (as the Hitcher). The hitcher loves to play psychological games with the young man. In a way, the hitcher is turning the young man into a “man.” The hitcher forces the young man to develop his killer instinct for survival. Rutger Hauer becomes the teacher that you never asked to have.


Antichrist Michael Bay recently produced a blasphemous remake of The Hitcher, a film that I turned off within minutes. It offers the same trash you can expect from most contemporary cheap violence found in the lairs of Hollywood hell. It also features a female heroine to compliment Hollywood’s obsession with promoting feminism (not for female rights, but to subvert Western culture). In short, it stinks worse than a pile of homeless vomit.

I really wish the young man in The Hitcher took a nice big bite out of the finger he had mistaken for a French fry. Unintentional cannibalism is a trend that really needs to catch on. I am sure there is a surplus of third world meat just waiting to be devoured. Rutger Hauer didn’t become a superman by eating cabbage.


In conclusion, The Hitcher is a fun psychological slasher film. I would be lying if I didn’t say I admired the ambiguity of the hitchhiker and his various mind games. I didn’t have much respect from the young man. He reminded me more of a turd that needed to be flushed. The end of The Hitcher was quite heartbreaking.


-Ty E

2 comments:

jervaise brooke hamster said...

the 2 car roll in this film is still my all time favorite car stunt, it was so beautifully orchestrated and choreographed.

jervaise brooke hamster said...

Ty E, the remake of The Hitcher was dog-shit SPECIFICALLY AND ONLY because the Rutger Hauer role was played by a British scumbag, if the role had gone to an American actor (as it rightfully should have) the remake would`ve been a superb film, the British ruin everything that they touch.