There’s a surprising amount to unpack for a two hour movie, but here's a really short summary. A disillusioned Russian General attempts to start a world war, playing America and Russia against each other. Add in espionage, spy tactics, coup d’état, and some submarines. I guess a Hunter Killer is a type of submarine class in the American navy, hence the clever title of the film.
Film handled several plots without becoming bloated or confusing.
Surprisingly little bravado from male characters.
Movie was engaging without being hokey or cheesy.
Special effects weren't stellar.
Individual stories were light on details.
I’m not generally a war movie kind of guy, but after playing Ghost Recon Wildlands for the past year plus, I can see why people do enjoy fictionalized versions of. This movie didn’t break the mould but it told a decent story and never got too overplayed or excessive. For what it is, I enjoyed it and think fans of the genre really would as well. As a final note, I’ve never seen Hunt For Red October to draw any comparisons and didn't see this film in hopes of doing so.