Knowing absolutely nothing about Kraven the Hunter, we’re down just from the trailer alone. Especially if this movie is going to give us Aaron Taylor-Johnson proving that he is top tier like we always knew he would be since Kick-Ass. (I don’t care what anyone says, that movie was something different.) Even Bullet Train, which we still haven’t watched because it looks ehhh has made it to our FYP for Taylor-Johnson’s role in it.
Taylor-Johnson, from what we learn from the trailer, is an anti-hero with a shit dad. Been there. And that shit dad decided to train his kid to be the best hunter, until his child came face to face with a lion and didn’t take the shot. Instead of dusting off his kid and teaching him to do better, the shit dad leaves him there to die. What he probably doesn’t expect is for the lion to somehow be superpowered, drop some blood into his son, and then transform him into this baddie who hunts those on his list down with the power of his connection with animals.
This connection….is honestly terrifying. You don’t truly realize the amount of animals there are around you. Just like in the trailer, imagine trying to escape Kraven (as he calls himself?) and not realizing that he has his own free-tracking drone in the form of a hawk. Like imagine trying to hide from him at your nana’s house and she’s got a dog or birds? Boom. Kraven found you. Dead. Forest? Deer. Winter wonderland. Bears and wolves. Even sewers aren’t safe cuz rats.
As if that wasn’t enough to terrify and intrigue you into a seat when Kraven the Hunter hits theaters, there’s also the fact that this cast includes Russell Crowe and the immensely talented Ariana DeBose. We only get to see her coming face with Kraven a couple of times in the trailer but you can already tell that she knows how to take care of herself and is in his league. And if there’s we love it’s badass women kicking ass and telling grumpy brooding men how it is.
Still need more reasons to watch Kraven the Hunter? Dude’s nose gets bit off. Taylor-Johnson is literally a big and flexible cat. He does spend time looking soft while wearing a bracelet, drinking tea (?), and leaning against a window all casual and handsome-like. There’s also the fact that this trailer showed way too much, meaning that all of this probably has nothing to do with the actual plot of the movie. Also, we just looked up who Kraven is, and him being a Spider-Man villain and this trailer having that scene with him looking scared while being surrounded by spiders…👀 IS PETER PARKER GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH HIM THEN?!
Only time will tell Kraven the Hunter hits theaters this October.