Monday, September 12, 2011

Movie: Hobo With A Shotgun

Hobo with a Shotgun, currently available on Netflix instant streaming, is a gruesome movie.  It spews with gratuitous unnecessary violence from start to finish.  Unless you are a grade-A psychopath, you will be wincing with disgust throughout.  This movie's goal is to entertain through these means, along with purposefully cheesy dialogue and supporting scenes between action segments.  In this light, it does not disappoint.

If you have seen or heard of the film Machete, you would probably be familiar with what to expect regarding Hobo With A Shotgun.  Both films were never originally intended to be made, but were instead fake trailers to accompany Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse combo movie.  Due to fan requests, these films actually ended up being made.

Hobo With A Shotgun follows the story of a lone Hobo who enters a city by hopping a free ride on a train, to start life anew.  Unfortunately for our protagonist Hobo, he has entered the most diabolical crime ridden city ever known in the existence of mankind.  As he observes the city, he watches as people are being beaten up, taken advantage of, and being abducted left and right.  Awful displays of gore litter most scenes.  In some parts it really reminded me of the dark humor and setting of the Robocop films.
As one would guess, eventually that there Hobo just couldn't take it no more.  He throws away his dreams of starting over, to instead try to rid the city of these criminals.

This film isn't for the feint of heart.  More than likely if you've got a good moral compass and allow the movie to absorb you in  all its cheesy splendor, you will sit there puckered up with disgust, trying to fathom how a city could get so rotten and hypothesize the best way to correct the predicament said city is in, at which point you will realize you're way over-thinking it and instead subside into a more comatose state that takes in all the blood, guts, alcohol, and brain dead dialogue.  Check it out!


  1. Saw it for the first time this weekend. Three times. It's a freaking masterpiece.

  2. I've got a good moral compass and I dare say I think I will cheer the Hobo on all the way. Stay tuned for the results haha.

  3. "Yeah! F*** TV!" = best line out of that movie.

  4. Wait, so this is like Robocop but instead of a cop he's a hobo with a shotgun? Awesome! I never thought I'd be cheering for a hobo.