"Not Much to Write Home About Despite the Crazy Title"
What You Need To Know:
THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT runs barely over 90 minutes, but watching it feels like a mission in itself. The movie is a giant yawn, with a story that’s not very compelling. There’s little questionable content or immorality. The story revolves around defeating evil, and the hero detests some things he’s done, even when they’re for the greater good. There’s not much to oppose, but there’s also not much to write home about in THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT.
THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN BIGFOOT follows the life of Calvin Barr, in present day and in flashbacks, showing his adventures working for the US government. Back during World War II, he was placed in the war as an undercover agent. Since he spoke fluent German, he posed as a Nazi official. He was in love with a girl, but left for war just as he was about to propose to her. Because his mission was so top secret, he wasn’t permitted to contact her at all, and then, sadly, she died before he returned.
In his present day, he’s alone with his dog, more familiar with the local barkeep rather than his own family. In his past, he was faced with the most important mission of any one soldier in any army in the war. As an undercover German soldier, he tracked the whereabouts of the higher ups in the German army, trying to finally locate and kill their leader, Adolf Hitler. This mission was something he never wanted. Killing a man affects him in a way that he never could have predicted. Even though the person he killed is causing much harm and destruction to many people around the world, he still hasn’t found peace with what he did.
It’s clear that Calvin Barr is a very unique and sensitive person, with not many people in his life to love. One night, two men knock on his door with a proposal. They show him a complete case of what they’ve dealing with in the government and trying to conceal it from the public. There has been a series of killings in one area in the north, with the animals all contracting some type of infectious disease caused by the attacker. They believe the legendary creature, Bigfoot, has contracted some sort of plague that could wipe out millions of people. After contemplating this decision for about five hours, Calvin decides to take on this mission. Suddenly, the audience sees his view through a gun scope, taking a shot at Bigfoot. He is right on his trail, and Calvin has to summon all his strength and training to stop him.
THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT is the first feature for Writer/Director Robert D. Krzykowski. Managing to wrangle in some well-known working actors, that’s about the only thing attracting an audience to this otherwise nonsensical story. The story has many elements that don’t quite come full circle, or just don’t make any logical sense. In a technical aspect, Sam Elliott is meant to have his ear bitten off by Bigfoot, yet after the bite, there are following shots clearly showing both ears well intact. Regrettably, there’s very little in the story that’s compelling enough to keep viewers interested or entertained.
There is very little immorality in this movie, with violent content being the majority of the questionable elements. There are a few scenes including hand-to-hand combat, one gunshot scene, and a cringe-worthy scene where Bigfoot gets sick and vomits. Otherwise, the worldview is primarily moral, as the main character works to defeat creatures or people that are evil and causing destruction to mankind. Although there’s not much to oppose, there’s also not much to like, and with so many wholesome, as well as entertaining, options out there, one might want to venture elsewhere. Caution is advised for older children.