Nearly two decades after Gus Van Sant’s haunting poetic expression of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the emotionally charged subject of school shootings remains ammunition for provocative and innovative films.
The latest entry on the list of movies centered on mass shootings is Kyle Rankin’s action thriller, Run Hide Fight who makes a bold effort to understand the victims of the fatal school shootings.
Run Hide Fight follows high school student Zoe Hull (Isabel May) who struggles with her new life after her mother’s death. She emerges from her gloomy psychological retreat when a group of gunmen attack her high school. Zoe must use her wit, survival skills, and compassion to fight for her life and that of her classmates and teachers.
Unlike the previous thought-provoking movies in the disturbing genre of mass shootings who showed the premise of gunfire on school grounds through psychological glasses, Run Hide Fight fails to deliver substance and instead offers a tone-quenching version amidst the blood-curdling tension and action. At least that’s what most critics believe.
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On the one hand, Run Hide Fight attempts to portray the post-Columbine epidemic and hopes to open a regular dialogue on how easily young hitmen can get hold of weapons and explosives. On the other, Run Hide Fight shows how people sensationalize the sickening premise of school shootings and why it should be despised.
The film lives as a mindless exploitation and normalization of the massacres that have taken place traumatized American youthThe protagonist gets smashed through the wringer as she goes up against a group of live-streaming school shooters in all of John McLane fashion, just with a more realistic threat, and the tacky tropes don’t stop there.
The heroine is also stuck in an “embarrassingly banal cancer melodrama and friend-zone rom-com, so half-hearted, you’re almost glad John Hughes isn’t alive to see it,” say the film critics. Indiewire places it.
Offensive blunders aside, the makers behind it Run Hide Fight created a thriller that grabs the viewer’s attention with its action-packed suspense. If you can overlook the former, you can probably get to the latter.
Aside from the alleged normalization of school shootings, Run Hide Fight also became one flash point for controversies about the film’s link with the right-wing news center, The daily threadThe outlet was given the title after its previous owner, Cinestate, collapsed following the fatal charge that one of the main co-producers had raped a minor, while other educated people turned a blind eye.
Hailed as the outlet’s “first foray into entertainment and film”, Run Hide Fight premiered at a backstage event on Daily thread And YouTube hosted by Daily thread co-founder Ben Shapiro & co-CEO Jeremy Boreing on January 14. Cinephiles curious about the movie will have to support the website to stream the movie.
There are three different memberships on it The daily thread – Reader’s Pass for $ 4 per month, Insider for $ 12 per month, and All Access pass for $ 20 per month. Until now, no standard streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime have the inclusion of Run Hide Fight in its roster, but it could be introduced in the coming months.
Until then, The daily thread is the only option where you can capture the movie. But if you want to go the free route, you may be able to find the title on sites like 123 Movies, SolarMovies, MoviesJoy, FMovies, Flixtor, Moviebox, and AZMovie. Due to the constant shadow of controversy encircling the movie, chances are you will find the Run Hide Fight one of the free streaming websites.