Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013) Film Review

Posted: July 22, 2014 in Horrendous Horror Movies
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Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan, directed by Gary Jones, can be described as “eh.” For 90 minutes, I was subjected to watching Paul Bunyan, a gargantuan monster, chase and slaughter one therapist, five teenagers, one sergeant, and one sheriff at a first-time offender’s camp.

This whole chase begins when Zack (Jesse Kove) storms off into the woods, finds the remains of Babe the Blue Ox, and steals one of the horns. Paul Bunyan, instead of politely asking for it back, slaughters Zack by stabbing him through the chest with the horn.

Another teenager, Trish (Jill Evyn), who is the promiscuous teenager, doesn’t hear Paul Bunyan approaching behind her when she is texting in the woods. I find this quite hard to believe, though, seeing as Bunyan is crashing through the trees and breathing heavily! (How could she NOT hear him?) Because her hearing is absolutely terrible, she is slaughtered when Bunyan’s axe slices her in two.

To be honest, Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan is pretty creative; who would have thought to have a killer Paul Bunyan? However, I do wish this film had focused more upon Bunyan, his life, and Babe. (I mean, yes, this film has a small bit of dialogue dedicated to Bunyan’s life, but it seemed forced.)

Oh, and we are told that CB (Amber Connor) is the spitting-image of Paul Bunyan’s love interest. I continued to watch the film, thinking this important detail might come into play. It doesn’t. Why didn’t CB try to talk to Bunyan? Instead, CB just watches Bunyan perish in a rifle firing squad.

Paul Bunyan isn’t terrifying. Sure, he has a distorted face and gross teeth, and carries a gigantic axe, but he’s also pretty slow and has the mind of a child. Perhaps the therapist should have talked to Paul Bunyan and calmed him down, or they could have given him a gigantic lollipop and sent him home. Or, you know, not touched the remains of his dead ox.

And yes, the “effects” are terrible. Here, take a look for yourself:

Yep, this is Babe the Blue Ox…

This scene was TERRIBLE!

Overall, Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan isn’t awful; watch it with a few friends, and I’m sure you’ll have a good laugh.

To watch the trailer, click here

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