Metal Gear Solid Fan Film “Boxhound” Brings Snake to Life in Appropriately Goofy Fashion


I imagine the reason Hollywood hasn’t gotten around to a Metal Gear Solid movie yet is that they can’t quite get a handle on the tone. With its blend of suspense and occasional silliness, it’s tonally better suited to a Hong Kong film, perhaps, or a Japanese director like Takashi Miike who checks his sense of reality at the door.

“Boxhound,” a no-budget Australian short featuring Snake in peril, seems to get it in a way that more serious directors wouldn’t understand. If the acting feels a little cardboard at times, well…that’s the point, innit?