Before anything, one cannot overemphasize Bernie Anti’s greatness. Having said that, back to the movie.
The hunters has a central storyline of a young man born into what seems like a destiny on the wrong side. From conception to birth, it appears as though fate intended for him to thread the evil path in life and he does just that. There are couple sub-stories where the movie follows the lives of some other gang members. These weren’t over-exaggerated nor overemphasized so they didn’t take anything from the movie.
The Hunters is intended as an action movie so there’s a lot of shooting, a lot of blood, a lot of… noise. At some parts the transition between scenes were a bit sudden and I assume it was done that way to achieve a certain effect, but the effect was lost on me. For the most part, you can see what the movie is aiming for. It doesn’t exactly achieve it, but it comes pretty darn close.
I can’t say Adjetey Anang is a good actor anymore, and I feel as though I’m insulting him by calling him a strong actor. The man is fierce and exudes a certain energy that can stop you in your tracks whilst watching the movie. Especially in the scene where he confronts his wife about their child, I can’t describe it but Mr. Anang is a force.
Love Jackie Appiah, she brought it in this movie and did her role justice. Belinda Effah is an actress that I’m still not certain of. The lady looks good with a gun, occasionally she’s impressive but every now and then her facial expressions fall out or her speech becomes shaky and her general performance suffers for it.
All in all the movie had some strong leads, a couple weak extras, a few week links here and there, and a couple over romanticized dialogues, but it’s definitely not a bore to watch. The movie could have been developed a little bit better for maximum effect, that is to say that there was definitely room for improvement. By the end of the movie I almost shed a tear, that could be because of Bernie Anti’s amazing music, but I didn’t, mostly because I was bemused by Jackie’s facial expression