What happens in the submarine, stays in the submarine. And the reason to say so is because of Hunter Killer. It’s one of those movies that highlight the intense and challenging workings of the Navy that is quite unfamiliar to the public. Gerard Butler, the main protagonist of Hunter Killer, shared, “I feel like there’s no better place in our universes to put high stakes, ultra-suspenseful drama in a small room a 1,000-feet under the ocean with all the risks adherent to that.” Need we say more?
Something that gets passed around among the people is that being in the Navy is no less than being a soldier. While this may hold true in many terms, from Butler’s experience, the life of a Navy soldier is unlike what we expect it to be. He quotes, “You’re grabbing the edge of your seat the whole time, and you’re so with these warriors as they make these decisions and face some of their darkest moments they will, and they have to dig deep and really call on their brawn, and so we felt we could do that with this movie…You can have fun with the gadgetry, the weapons systems, the platforms, but at the end of the day, it’s about the people operating them and how they have to think creatively and innovatively and courageously, and how they have to hold onto that kind of bedrock of steadiness and [honour] in the most incredibly tense dangerous situations.”
Apart from creating a picturesque and intense movie about the US Navy, the movie also aims to attract people of all gender to be part of the Navy community. In fact, it indirectly encourages today’s millennials to learn more about the Navy. The former commander of U.S. submarine forces in the Pacific, Vice Adm. Fritz Roegge, shared, “We’re competing for talent, and in this dynamic economy it’s more important than ever that we find ways to inspire the next generation of warfighters to consider serving in the Navy. Movies are proven to be good venues to reach Americans who would otherwise not have exposure to our great Navy.”
Well, now you know that you’ve got a great job waiting for you.
Hunter Killer is directed by Donovan Marsh and it also stars Gary Oldman and Linda Cardellini. The movie is all set to release on October 26th in India.