Hard Target: Jean-Claude Van Damme issues a roundhouse kick to class privilege

Hard Target: Jean-Claude Van Damme issues a roundhouse kick to class privilege

The Guardian

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Just a classic 90s action flick in which one man and his glorious mullet take down homeless-person-hunting bad guys in Louisiana

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Landing on streaming services after delays and controversy is The Hunt – an unsubtle, bloody satire in which wealthy Democrats hunt a group of captured “deplorables”. But in this moment of exponentially widening social inequality and polarised politics, the film’s ham-fisted attempts to skewer both Trumpists and performative liberals just plays like directionless trolling.

Instead, you’re better off watching the Jean-Claude Van Damme action film Hard Target – a comparatively nuanced exploration of class, privilege and social welfare in which Van Damme punches a rattlesnake in the face.

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