AXE GIANT – The wrath of Paul Bunyan
(Horror, 2013) (18) D : Gary Jones W : Jeffrey Miller. 1h 35m. USA. C : Dan Haggerty (yep Grizzly Adams!!) Thomas Downey.
TAGLINE : This tall tale is murder.
Young adults at a first-time offenders boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined.
Oh man duped again! The cover looked amazing.. sadly my cover never had the subtitle of “the wrath of Paul Bunyan” on it. The only thing I knew about Paul Bunyan was from BI (1996) shame on me!
The movie starts with innocent hard working good people loggers, getting slaughtered by a crazy deformed man. I was expecting a Lumberjack version of Hatchet (2006) but things changed.. Cut scene…
A group of young offender are sent out into the wild to lean about “themselves” and become better people blah blah.. it’s the typical group, sexy girl, jock, token etc and Sgt. Hoke who is a care bear version of Sgt Hartman from Full Metal Jacket (1987) and even uses the line Drop your cocks and grab your socks.. how lame. Anyway the axe murderer is back but he’s a full on giant now and the interfering kids have touched his horn. Muvafuckers… So it’s all out war. With really bad CGI effects and daydreams about Trollhunter (2010).
BS : when the kids work out that Paul Bunyan wanted his horn back and chuck into the woods at him, and he returns it though the jock.. I knew it was coming but I did giggle a little.
R : Wrong Turn (2003) Beast of Bray Road (2005) Paul Bunyan (1958)