YMMV / Hobo with a Shotgun


  • Awesome Music:
    • Several tracks however the John Carpenter inspired Plague Theme "Hunters" by Power Glove takes the cake.
    • The use of Lisa Rougheed's "Run With Us" (the main theme for The Raccoons) on the closing credits can be seen as an odd example, but can hit a serious nostalgia button if you were a fan of the show.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: There's a scene where Rip and Grinder are fighting an octopus. Word of God says that the octopus is their friend.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • Beating a man to death with baseball bats? Disturbing. Three topless women beating a man who's hung by his feet like a pinata, followed by Drake slashing his guts open with a razor-covered baseball bat and the girls cheering? Bloody Hilarious.
    • Likewise the scene with Logan getting decapitated. Getting his head chopped off with barbed wire? Horrible. A woman in a bikini and fur coat dancing in the blood fountain? Hilarious.
    • You know what? The whole movie runs on this trope.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Rip and Grinder, aka The Plague. So much so that they're supposedly getting their own spinoff movie.
  • Evil is Cool: Motherfucking Rip and Grinder! Seriously, a badass, demonic Psycho for Hire duo who have assassinated multiple historical figures ... what's not to love?
  • Moment of Awesome: Abby's tussle with The Drake at the end of the movie in which, after getting her hand messily destroyed with a lawn mower, she turns it around and repeatedly shanks him with the exposed arm bone!
  • Moral Event Horizon: It's a lot harder to see Slick as the Draco in Leather Pants after he incinerates a bus full of children.
  • Narm: The dramatic scenes are equally as bizarre as the rest of the film. While some may find then Tear Jerkers, others might find them simply silly, which pretty much doesn't hurt your enjoyment.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Slick and Ivan torch a school bus of kids, the shot of the kid against the window is chilling.
  • So Bad, It's Good:
    • Invoked. Since it was adapted from a fake trailer for the Grindhouse series, this is to be expected.
    • If anything, inverted. While the film was clearly intended to be So Bad, It's Good, it's incredibly competently made and Rutger Hauer puts in a performance that would be career-defining from any other actor (and only not so for Hauer because Blade Runner exists).
  • Spiritual Licensee: This may just be the best Hotline Miami film ever made. There's over-the-top violence, gangsters in white suits, tons of color, 80s-style synth music, and even some drug influence in the plot.
  • Tear Jerker: A few scenes manage to evoke this, surprisingly. Slick and Drake's last conversation and the Hobo's speech to the infants pull off a certain amount of emotion.

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