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Cast: Christopher Copeland, Hannah Wallace, Jeff Causey, Justin Steeley, Alex Ballew, Stan Copeland
Five years ago, a deer hunter vanished in the Alabama woods, leaving behind only a rifle, bloodstains and an enormous footprint from a species unknown to science. Now, the hunter’s son Chris, his two best friends and a documentary film crew set out to learn the truth… and seek vengeance. Their search leads them deep into rugged terrain rumored to hide the huge, man-like beast known as Sasquatch. As they close in on their prey, they learn the horrifying consequences of Hunting the Legend.
"Hunting The Legend" tells the story of Chris, a young man who has never gotten over the disappearance and death of his father when they were out hunting for deer five years earlier. Chris has never gotten any closure but right next to where his father's rifle was found was a huge footprint that did not match a mans or animal that we know of but as locals have said it could of easily been Bigfoot himself that killed his father. Now five years later Chris along with his girlfriend, his best friend and a documentary team head out to find and kill Bigfoot as an act of revenge and closure for Chris but some times it is best to let things go.
First off let me say that both found footage and Bigfoot movies have been done to death at this point. There has been some good ones and some very bad ones, "Hunting The Legend" is not really bad it just does not pack that punch that is needed for a film like this. The film plays out in dramatic style, nothing exciting really happens till the last 15 minutes of the movie and even then you really never get to see Bigfoot. If being a character driven film was what the film makers were going for that is fine but the lack of character development does not help things at all. The group pretty much argues for three quarters of the film before the little bit of excitement does start.
I did not hate the film but I did find myself getting bored around the halfway point. My opinion is if you are going to make a film about Bigfoot then he needs to make some sort of appearance and not just in shadows. On the good side the film does have a few things going for it, for starters it does look and sound good and the woods as the central location makes for some nice atmosphere plus the cast did a great job considering the material they had to work with.
I recommend this to die hard Bigfoot fans otherwise this is a miss for me. There is enough good things to give it a little more of a rating but the film ultimately fails to create any real excitement or suspense.
Available on DVD with no Special Features. You can order it HERE.
Released by Image Entertainment
** Out Of *****