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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)


Great watch, would watch again...
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Great watch, would watch again, and can recommend. WARNING: Sad dog scene. Julian Dennison ("Deadpool 2") and Sam Neill ("Jurassic Park") give an amazing performance as grumpy unlikeable pair of guys purposely lost in the wilderness. For an "foster kid" trope, this movie really has it all. I don't appreciate it's attempt to mimic "Up!" and that did sour my opinion a bit. It starts, then waxes and wanes between drama and comedy. You'll laugh, you'll cry, there is family love, romantic love, plenty of action, and more laughs.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Click here for a video version of this review: https://youtu.be/ZbeHUdtgPkA New Zealand has a long history of quirky movies, and _Hunt for the Wilderpeople_ is a great addition to the fold. Written and directed by Taika Waititi, this 2016 film stars Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. It was a big hit when it came out - off a $2.5M budget, it brought in $23.2M and entertained people all across the world. So what’s it all about then? Here’s the description: _Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive._ I love hearing a Kiwi accent on screen, and hearing this and the NZ style humour brought many a smile to my face while watching this. Sam Neill has been a...

**He finally found his place...
Monday, June 8, 2020

**He finally found his place, and now it's in jeopardy!** The fourth feature film for the Kiwi director Taika Waititi. I loved all his films except the previous one, despite it was a famous title that the world loved, I'm not. So according to me this is a great comeback after a cheap vampire mockumentary. I was very confident that this would take up the New Zealand's the Oscars slot and then disappointed to find it was not in the initial list released by the Academy. Anyway, it does not need a tag like that, it is really an awesome film for everyone, though the theme has some adult contents in an indirect manner and violence like killing the wild animals. That means still it can be watched by kids with their parents' consent. Watching it takes you to the location live, so you don't want to end your vacation in the beautiful New Zealand wilderness...

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