Conservative entertainment company, The Daily Wire, is making the jump into the movie business backing its first film, the school shooting drama, Run Hide Fight. Don’t worry Kirk Cameron doesn’t show up to save the day and there is no overly right-wing messages even really plastered throughout the film. In fact, to average movie watchers if you told them this was made by a conservative movie company they would probably raise their eyebrows.
This isn’t hallmark entertainment, this isn’t TBN produced Christian propaganda, no this is a real film dealing with a very uneasy subject matter that still resonates today. School shootings.
The film is written and directed by Kyle Rankin. Starring Thomas Jane, Radha Mitchell and Isabel May, it follows a high school sieged by a quartet of school shooters. When one girl decides to fight back, she not only saves many potential victims, she also takes the fight to the school shooters as well.
Now for some this might be very hard to watch. This isn’t your typically cast CW teenagers, these kids look like ones you would pass in the mall or see walking down the street. The movie doesn’t not shy away from the violence that is very intense. It doesn’t however glorify it. When the film’s protagonist, Zoe, kills one of the shooters the emotional impact of taking a human life weighs on her.
Speaking of the main character, Zoe, played magnificently by actress Isabel May, really shines in this role. I can see her going to become a big action star or dramatic actor after this film. Zoe does her best “John McClaine” hiding and attacking the shooters but never in an over the top, there’s no way a teen could do this, sort of way. In fact, Zoe is run through the ringer and is far from impervious.
The school shooters aren’t skinheads or gangsters. They are just a couple white kids who got picked on too many times following a kid who is just using them to claim some sort of internet infamy.
Like I said, despite being made by an up and coming conservative studio, this film is raw, intense, and very rated R. If more conservative films are made like this going forward and financed by The Daily Wire, they can take all my money.
HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience highly recommends DEVOURING Run Hide Fight which is now streaming on VOD!