Hunt for the Wilderpeople felt like a director looking for his voice and style. It's already a fun and accessible ride with plenty of good laughs that you can recommend to pretty much anyone, but I'm also looking forward to where Taika Waititi is in a couple of films. I have zero interest for the new Thor he is shooting, so I hope he returns to this type of sub-mainstream movies.
Here are some of the news headlines that briefly appear throughout this movie: Police put mosques under surveillance; War and famine lead to mass migration; Refugees blamed for increase in terror attacks; Coast towns turned into refugee camps; England bans all immigration completely; …
It was made in 2006. I'm really glad we're all still making babies.
The subject matter: 5★. The film itself: 3★. The way they take a shit with the capitalist ideologists in this film is pure gold. They set the most ludicrous traps and still people step into it. As a documentary however, there's still some work into making it a more coherent, interesting whole.
The prequels get a lot of flak – too much even, as I really enjoyed episodes II and especially III – but it's true that the balance was probably tipping to the wrong/dark side with their exuberant sets, CGI overload and gimmicky characters. With this one however I feel the pendulum might be swinging a bit too much to the other side though: it stays so true to the original trilogy that some scenes or plot points almost feel like…