Pick: Big Game
Director: Jalmari Helander
Showtimes: Today at 11:59 p.m. at the Ryerson Theatre
After a terrorist strike takes down Air Force One, the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) teams up with a quiet 13-year-old (Onni Tommila) spending the evening in the woods. With the terrorist on the hunt for the President the two must rely on one another to survive the night, resulting in a high-stakes Midnight Madness showdown
Why we chose Big Game: We’ve seen what happens when Samuel L. Jackson is stuck on a plane, but what we haven’t seen is Jackson playing a president, let alone a president forced to team up with a pre-teen. The film sounds like the perfect mash-up between Harrison Ford’s Air Force One and Die Hard set in the Finnish countryside. And with a spot in the thrilling Midnight Madness showcase at TIFF, the screening is guaranteed to be fun no matter how the movie turns out.
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