The problem with modern hunting is it's just not impressive.
Even if you went to Africa and shot a lion, the key word there is "shot." If I tell you I bombed a lion, you might raise your eyebrows, but it won't be because of the bravery of my feat.
I think that's part of the appeal of all these new stories about people who hunt vampires, werewolves, and anything else with too little or too much body hair — those things are actually dangerous. If serious big game is relevant to your interests, be sure to check out 2010's TrollHunter.
In the mountains of Norway, a trio of college documentarians are on the trail of a suspected bear-poacher. When they catch up to the grizzled Otto Jespersen, however, they discover he's not hunting bears. He's hunting trolls. Lately, something's been driving them into human lands. Something big.
In some ways, TrollHunter is not so interesting. It's yet another found-footage documentary about supernatural business the government doesn't want you to know about. The characters of the three filmmakers are the least-interesting college students I've ever seen, and I attended the Boise Institute for Narcoleptic Tree Stumps. You know what, that was a real waste of money.
Yet, things pick up a bit when we meet Jespersen. He's one of those stoic veteran types who's out there getting things done while you're still wondering whether you should pack a pair of socks. (The answer is always 'yes.') It's not exactly an original type, but his character has a low-key rebelliousness that's far funnier and more subdued than your average action hero. His entire motivation for exposing this highly secret government coverup essentially boils down to "They won't give me a dental plan."
TrollHunter wastes no time bringing on the trolls, either. I mean, in a literal sense, it is 30 minutes before the trolls are brought on, and if you live your life around the constant seeing of trolls, then that first half hour will be a sore disappointment.
Soon, however, you will have trolls of all kinds! Along with a hefty dose of troll-related information, such as the scientific explanation for why sunlight kills them. It's fun, inventive, and most important of all, internally consistent.
Things start to flag in the third act, when the action starts to feel episodic and meandering. It feels like the movie's potential is about to drain away like all hope from a Scandinavian's outlook on life.
Then writer/director Andre Ovredal's plan snaps into place, making sense of everything that led up to it. TrollHunter's approach isn't that original, but its subject and winding storytelling make for a nice little flick.