Has anybody seen this film? It sounds completely CRAZY: this
Canadian guy built this big robot suit so he could go out in
the woods and FIGHT GRIZZLY BEARS! A FILM about a CANADIAN
CYBERBILLY! It totally defies categorization!
So this guy, Troy Hurtubise, was out walking in the woods in 1984 when he was
attacked by grizzly bears. He survived the attack, and then became obsessed with
the idea of confronting bears, sort of because he wanted to know why they
attacked him. So he spent the next several years of his life designing and
building a huge metal suit that he could wear around the bears. A ROBOT suit!
He got the idea from watching "Robocop"! The suit ended up costing about
$150,000, and it's made out of titanium and includes a trigger-finger operated
"blaster can" capable of spraying a huge dose of bear repellent up to 15 feet
for seven seconds. He's had people shoot at him and biker gangs try to beat him
up when he's wearing the suit, and the suit has survived all attacks.
For the past several years, he's been interacting with bears at close quarters,
wearing his giant robot bear-fightin' suit, and "Project Grizzly" is the film
about his adventures.
This guy is really crazy. He runs a scrap metal business when he's not fightin'
bears, and he says all kinds of really cool Canadabilly folk wisdom stuff, like
this: "I would like to be not a big Jacques Cousteau, just a little Jacques
Cousteau. I would like to be able to go anywhere in the world I want with my
research team and my suit, and be able to do research wherever I wanted."
Also, his hero is the Outlaw Josey Wales, and he talks about "gettin' mad-dog
mean" all the time. Hell, this film is REQUIRED VIEWING for all Hillbilly