Peto (2022). Peto: Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. With Liyabuya Gongo, Martin Munro, Daniel Hadebe, Thapelo Sebogodi. A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savanna has but one apex predator.
“I had to rewrite this because the first one was more of a rant with spoilers. You know those moments someone attempts to be a hero and somebody else goes u0026quot;youu0026#39;re either really brave, or really stupidu0026quot;, well this is full of the latter. All the main actors keep making the most illogical decisions and the beast hunting themu0026#39;s actions also didnu0026#39;t make sense. Somebody said the writers think weu0026#39;re stupid. Idris Elba deserves better than this, even he couldnu0026#39;t save it. The script sucked, tries to hold emotional weight at times but it either falls flat or feels forced, especially from the stubborn daughter. Camera work sucked too, it looked like it was filmed by a regular guy walking around with a camera, not a professional especially when following in tight spaces, it was unstable. At times, itu0026#39;s like those videos of a school fight and the person recording keeps moving around and itu0026#39;s just commotion. It also starts out like a horror and is full of jump scares, still deciding if thatu0026#39;s a good thing or not. I however loved that they cast locals for this, because that u0026quot;African accentu0026quot; Hollywood likes to use bugs me because Iu0026#39;ve never met anyone who speaks like that; like some director in the 80u0026#39;s decided this is how we sound and Hollywood still oblivious to it years later. So points for the accent. But the movieu0026#39;s still not worth the watch, itu0026#39;s just a family with really bad survival instincts and I havenu0026#39;t been this infuriated during a movie in recent memory. One of those movies that makes you wanna reach into the screen and knock some sense into the characters.”